Dual Sport Athletes; Top Football Players Across the State



By: Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

Football season kicks off Monday August 28th and Tuesday August 29th with Hooten’s Kick Off Classic, at War Memorial Stadium. As football season continues we will look at scouting reports from some of the top dual sport athletes. Today we will look at the top ranked football players, according to Arkansas Next Level Recruiting.

2018 RHP Connor Noland; is ranked as the top football player in the state, as quarterback at Greenwood High School. Noland is a committed to the University of Arkansas as a football and baseball player.

 

Connor Noland

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Greenwood
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Sticks
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
90 - 91
FB
79 - 82
CB
83 - 85
CH

Scouting Report

Noland is a 6-foot-2 180-pound right-hander with an athletic frame and build. He showed an advanced feel for the strike zone locating 4 pitches for strike. His fastball worked 86-89 mph with late life through the strike zone. He located a slider with 10/4 shape and a late break thrown 78-81 mph. His curveball was thrown 71-73 mph with 11.5 shape and early break. He flashed a changeup thrown 74-75 mph with arm side run, the two times he threw it. Noland pitches from an H ¾ arm slot, with quick arm speed, a short arm action, good balance and regular effort, with a simple tilt and topple delivery. He repeats his smooth rhyme, his shoulders stay level as he stays in line with home plate. He finishes upright and square to home plate. Overall Noland has a quick arm and an advanced feel to pitch with 4 pitches.  


Videos

5/23/17 Pitching

 

2018 RHP Jaden Hill; is ranked No.9 in the overall state rankings; He is a dual threat quarterback for Ashdown High School. Hill is committed to Louisiana State University to play baseball, but had received multiple offers to play quarterback at the next level.



Jaden Hill

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Ashdown
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Sticks Baseball Elite
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
87 - 90
FB
72 - 75
SL
Position
87
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
4.34
H-1st

Scouting Report

5.23.17 All State Game

Hill is a 6-foot-5 210-pound right-hander with a large frame and a physical build. He pitched 88-90 mph from a H ¾ arm slot with a short arm action. He threw a change up and slider. His slider was thrown 78-79 mph with 10/4 shape and early break. The change up was thrown 75-76 mph with near fastball arm speed and slight arm side run. He uses a measured delivery that is repeated consistently. He has a distinct balance point and finish square to the plate upright. Overall Hill is very physical with a quick arm, his upside is tremendous as he continues to learn how to pitch. 

Videos

5/23/17 Pitching

 

2018 RHP/ATH Kam’Ron Mays-Hunt; is the No.21 ranked football prospect in the state; He plays receiver for Bentonville High School. Mays-Hunt is committed to Arkansas, as a two-way prospect in baseball.

 

Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Bentonville
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
88 - 91
FB
74 - 75
CB
Position
6.56
60-yard
92
INF Velo
93
OF Velo
94
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Top Prospects Games

Mays-Hunt is a 6-foot-1 170-pound right-handed pitcher / outfielder with an athletic frame and physical build. He showed advanced tools during the pro-style work out running a 6.59 in the 60. He threw the baseball 93 mph from the outfield and 92 mph across the infield. He showed raw bat speed producing exit velocities up to 91 mph. Defensively he plays through the baseball with fluid footwork, and throws with short arm action from a ¾ arm slot. Offensively he starts from a tall stance with a minimum load stride combination. He attacks the baseball with a downward plane swing.  As a pitcher he shows a quick arm from a ¾ arm slot. His delivery is simple with a distinct balance point and little effort. He commands the fastball consistently in the strike zone working 88-91 mph with late life through the zone. He also throws a sharp slider with 10/4 shape and late break thrown 77-80 mph. Overall Mays-Hunt is an advanced athlete with a rawness to his game as a position player, on the mound he has a feel to pitch, and projects to throw harder. 

Videos

Top Prospects 2017 Pitching

 

2018 RHP/OF Peydon Harlow; is ranked No.43 in the overall state rankings; He plays receiver at Harding Academy. He is the No.16 ranked player in the 2018 class in baseball and is currently the No.2 uncommitted prospect in our 2018 rankings.



Peydon Harlow

Class of 2018 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Harding Academy
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

Harlow is a 6-foot-3 180-pound right-hander/ outfielder with a large frame and an athletic build. He pitches from a H ¾ arm slot with a quick arm with some strength to his arm action. He uses a simple tall and fall delivery with a distinct balance point. He commands the strike zone with a fastball which works 84-86 mph. He compliments his fastball with a curveball thrown 71-74 mph with 11/5 early break. Offensively he starts from a tall stance with a simple load stride combination with a slight arm bar. He attacks the baseball with normal bat speed and an uphill swing. Defensively he shows solid instincts on balls in the air and plays through the baseball with fluid footwork and a strong accurate arm. Overall a physical player with some rawness to his game, he has a high ceiling as he continues to play the game. 

Videos

5/23/17 hitting

 

2018 OF/INF Demias Jimerson; is ranked No. 49 in the overall state rankings; He is considered an athlete on the football field, that projects to play defensive back at the next level. He competes for Malvern High School. On the baseball field, he is ranked No.19 in the 2018 class and is the No. 4 uncommitted prospect. 



Demias Jimerson

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Malvern
    State: AR
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.75
60-yard
87
INF Velo
88
OF Velo

Scouting Report

Jimerson is a 6-foot, 175-pound infielder/outfielder with an athletic frame and build. He has an advanced feel to hit. He starts from a tall stance with a short left-lift and a small hand load. He uses a short swing with a line drive plane. He shows the ability to hit the baseball to all fields and shows raw power to the pull side. He runs a 6.75 in the 60. Defensively he is a sound athlete which plays with fluid footwork. He shows some stiffness to his actions on the infield. He has advanced arm strength throwing the baseball 87 mph across the infield and 88 mph from the outfield with accuracy. Overall Jimerson is an advanced athlete with a feel to hit. 





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