Scout Midwest: In the Film Room

In this feature, Scout takes a look at several juniors on film. Check out highlights of some of the Midwest's best and get our take on their abilities.

  • Blake Winkler
    Quarterback | Lincoln Way East (Ill.)
    Winkler is a kid who stood out to us when watching film on his talented receiver J.J. Robertson. Winkler has a good arm. He can get the ball down the field and also shows great touch as he drops passes in over top of coverage and over the shoulder. The main concern with him is size. He's listed at 6'0, 180. He'll have to throw very well at summer camps to prove he can over come that lack of size. He's a kid that can really throw the ball though.
    Junior Highlights (#7) -

  • Te'Vaughn Hurse
    Running Back | New Haven (Ind.)
    Hurse is a kid who rushed for over 3,000 yards last year. While that was not against top competition, he has done what he has needed to do this off-season, going to a few events, including the US Army Combine to prove he can play with anybody. He ran a 4.44 in San Antonio, so he has the speed and showed the receiving skills as well. While this tape is limited, you can see some of the vision and shiftiness that allowed him to rack up those yards. The key for him is continue to improve his explosiveness and prove he can break arm tackles at his size.
    Junior Highlights (#25) -

  • Ethan Hargrove
    Guard | Troy (Ohio)
    Hargrove, in a loaded Ohio year, may not be getting the attention he deserves, but he's a tough kid who finishes blocks and mauls his opposition. Comfortable pulling, and may not be a ballerina, but does well in the second level. Has good strength, solid technique. At 6-4, 270-lbs, he'll have to get a little bigger, but he's a good guard prospect for smashmouth type running teams. He has a lot of interest right now and may get some offers soon.
    Junior Highlights (LG #71) -

  • Amos Houston
    Wide Receiver/Safety | Detroit Loyola (Mich.)
    Houston is a big physical kid. He's 6'3, 210-lbs and can play either side of the ball. As a receiver, he shows good ball skills and uses his size to out box defenders. On defense, he also has a nose for the ball and his big hits make receivers think twice before crossing the middle. He fits as a possession receiver, strong safety, or linebacker at the next level. He is not a 4.4-4.5 kid, so he'll have to settle into the right position and right scheme for him, but he's a good football player who makes plays.
    Junior Highlights (#8) -

  • Efe Scott-Emuakpor
    Wide Receiver | East Lansing (Mich.)
    Scott is a 6'5 kid who plays basketball, and has that type of athleticism. He's smooth, and has been productive over his career. He has good hands and body control. He needs to get bigger and stronger however.
    Junior Highlights (#1) -


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