Sanford Scouting Reports

Scott breaks down three SMU prospects in his latest Sanford Scouting Reports!

Aymiel Fleming

2016 DL, La Marque HS (La Marque, Tex.)

The Good: Fleming is a force in the middle thanks to his strength and ability to create separation. He has a solid get-off from the line of scrimmage and makes his opponents look like they’re on skates a lot of the time. The run-stopper also does a nice job of using his arm length to his advantage. Whether he gets stuck on the line of scrimmage or creates penetration, Fleming has shown he can time his swats well and disrupt the quarterback’s throws. Because of his size, Fleming won’t get tossed around, especially if he continues to maintain a low center of gravity.

Needs Improvement: The rising senior will need to learn to differentiate run plays from passes and screens. There are times where Fleming looks lost, or like he got turned around, because a guard pulled. Because Fleming is on the slower side, the earlier he can realize what type of play he’s facing the better position he can be in. Also, Fleming will need to develop some pass rush moves. The bull rush is effective at times for him, but at the next level, when offensive linemen weigh more and are just as strong, having a variety of moves is key.

X-Factor: Fleming has the size to be an effective run-stopper at the next level. Thanks to his long arms and strength, the framework is there for the rising senior to become a feared defensive lineman. Being able to identify which play is which will be key for Fleming. If he can learn to sniff out screens and adjust his rush to a pass or run, he’ll be that much better.

Offers: SMU, Sam Houston State, Colorado State, Lamar, Liberty, McNeese State, Nevada, Colorado and UTSA.
HT: 6-2
WT: 282 pounds

Aymeil Fleming Highlights

Adam Beck

2017 DB, George Ranch HS (Richmond, Tex.)

The Good: Beck has good overall technique when playing in the secondary. The defensive back has fluid hips, and his overall athleticism make it easier for him to get a hand in between his opponent and the ball. Beck has good feet and he has shown he can stick with most receivers in the open field. Beck’s overall aggression is solid as well and he doesn’t back down from a physical confrontation.

Needs Improvement: Being physical as a defensive back is important, but you have to know when too much is in fact too much. I like Beck’s physicality as a player, but he needs to learn when to stop the obstructing earlier so that he does get flagged for that in the future. Beck also needs to work on his technique when he tackles in the open field. The rising junior forgets to use his shoulder and wrap up sometimes, and while a ton of players don’t follow proper technique, for someone in the secondary, it’s even more important.

X-Factor: You can’t teach toughness. That’s why Beck’s aggression and physical play make him a good overall defender. While his technique might not be sound on every facet of his game, those are things coaches can teach players. It’s not easy teaching a player to put his body on the line, so when a player naturally is willing to take that risk, you usually have a winner.

Offers: SMU, Houston, Kansas and Texas Tech.
HT: 6-2
WT: 180 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.60 seconds (Scout Verified)

Adam Beck Highlights

Jalen Reagor

2017 WR, Waxahachie HS (Waxahachie, Tex.)

The Good: Reagor is a burner. The pass-catcher is hard to bring down in the open field because he has another gear that he goes into once he has the ball in his hands. The wideout also has good instincts and shows that through his ability to make the tough cuts and spin moves to avoid his opponents. While Reagor is being recruited as a receiver by SMU, the kid can do a lot of things. He puts his athleticism on display when playing safety, and he shows just how fast he is when returning kickoffs.

Needs Improvement: Reagor will need to add a little weight, so gaining weight and maintaining his speed will be important. And if I’m being picky, Reagor’s get-off from the line of scrimmage could be quicker, but with his overall speed, agility and athleticism, there isn’t too much Reagor needs to improve upon.

X-Factor: Reagor’s difference-making attribute is his ability to catch nearly everything that is thrown his way. The rising junior wideout has extremely soft hands, and has shown he can catch the tough throws while in stride. The fact Reagor plays both offense and defense helps him tremendously. On defense, Reagor has to adjust to where the ball is thrown since the quarterback is obviously trying to find the receiver. Thanks to solid hand-eye coordination, Reagor makes the tough catches look easy on both offense and defense.

Offers: SMU and Texas Tech.
HT: 6-0
WT: 169 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.68 seconds (Nike SPARQ Verified)

Jalen Reagor Highlights

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