Thursday, 13 April 2017 18:19

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: OJ Howard

This Thursday edition of Know Your Prospect takes us back to Alabama as OJ Howard gets ready for the NFL Draft. We caught up with Mike Sims, head coach of Crenshaw Christian Academy and OJ's former coach at Autauga Academy.

 

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 08:32

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Reuben Foster

The Monday edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Alabama, as we hook up with Fairhope HS Head Coach Tim Carter, former coach at Auburn HS, as we take a look at former Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster.

Carter says the hard-hitting defender is not only a good football player, but a good locker room guy as well.

 

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Friday, 24 March 2017 18:01

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Solomon Thomas

Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Coppell, Texas, where we meet Joe McBride, head coach of Coppell, HS.

He was the high school coach of Solomon Thomas, who went on to have a great career at Stanford on the defensive line, and could be a target for the Browns in the first round. 

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:13

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Mike Williams

Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to South Carolina where we meet coach Chris Carter from Edisto HS.

He coached former Clemson standout Mike Williams at Lake Marion HS in the Palmetto State.

Here's what Coach had to say about Mike with Sam and Brad on Thursday.

 

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Today's edition of Know Your Prospect goes up to Cleveland, Ohio where we speak with Ted Ginn Sr. from the Ginn Academy to talk about defensive back Marshon Lattimore who played at Ohio State and will be drafted in the NFL.

 

Here's the previous Know Your Prospect Interviews: Tre'Davious White,   Myles Garrett , and Deshaun Watson 

 

                                                                     

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Friday, 24 February 2017 17:46

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Tre'Davious White

The Know Your Prospect stories continue as we get closer to the NFL Draft.  One of those prospects is Tre'Davious White, the athletic cornerback out of LSU.

His high school coach in Shreveport, Louisiana, James Spencer Heard, who coached him at Green Oaks High School joined Sam and Brad Friday.

 

For stories on some of our other prospects, click here for Myles Garrett, and here for Deshaun Watson.

 

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:28

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Myles Garrett

Today's edition of Know Your Prospect takes us to Arlington,Texas to Martin High School, where head coach Bob Wager joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday.

Wager joined the show to talk about one of his former players, Myles Garrett and his preparation going into the NFL.

 

For the full interview, click right here.

Previous Story: Know Your Prospect Deshaun Watson.

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Monday, 20 February 2017 17:43

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Deshaun Watson

Today's first edition of Know Your Prospect takes a look at Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is one of the more well-known prospects in the NFL Draft.

His high school coach at Gainesville (GA) High School, Bruce Miller joined the Sam and Brad Show on 1590 WAKR.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 19:18

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Jack Conklin

One of the fastest-rising names in the NFL draft ranks is Jack Conklin, the big offensive lineman from Michigan State, and it could be possible he'll be wearing brown and orange after Thursday's draft in Chicago.

Jack's father and high school coach Darren Conklin joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about Jack's path to the draft coming out of Plainwell, Michigan.

When asked about how he grew to love the game and hone his craft, the elder Conklin said it was from an early age.

"He loved the physical nature, he loved running around and hitting people, he was aggressive and bigger than most kids, even in youth football, he said.

The Conklin family is in Chicago for the draft, and Darren describes the events and TV production surrounding the draft as "first class" and says it's been a great experience for Jack and the rest of the family.

 

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As the NFL Draft nears closer to Thursday, the Browns have many options at #8. One of those players could be former Florida DB Vernon Hargreaves III.

Vernon's former coach at Wharton HS in Tampa, FL David Mitchell joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk with him about what kind of player and person Vernon was in high school.

He said what stood out about him right away was his athleticism and ability to process information and get the little things down.

"Everybody knew no matter where the ball was, he would be there," Mitchell said. "He was a very mature player." 

He was a defensive star at Florida, and at cornerback, he has that confidence you need to be out there on the island and make plays.

 "He comes from a great family, great young man, and he's got his head on straight," Mitchell said.

The Browns traded from #2 to #8 and he might be in play for the Browns, but coach Mitchell said it would be nice to see him play for the hometown Buccanneers if possible.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 22:55

AUDIO Know Your Prospect: Cardale Jones

One of the more notable names coming out in the 2016 NFL draft is former OSU quarterback Cardale Jones, who many predict will have success on the next level as he learns the pro game.

His high school coach, Ted Ginn Sr. joined the Average Sports Show to speak with Brad about his former QB and what road he took to get to where he is today.

Ginn said he took a great deal of pride in helping Jones and other young people achieve their goals.

 "Anytime I see one of them (students, student-athletes) reach that goal they always wanted it makes my job that much more important," Ginn said.

Jones led OSU to the National Championship two years ago as a third-string quarterback and coach Ginn says ever since he was young, he always worked to prove doubters wrong.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:08

AUDIO: Know Your Prospect: Braxton Miller

As we get to know some of the more notable names getting closer to the NFL Draft, one of the more notable offensive skill players fans and scouts have an eye on is former OSU quarterback-turned receiver Braxton Miller.

His former high school coach Jay Minton from Huber Heights Wayne talked with Brad on the Average Sports Show to talk about Braxton as an athlete and as a person, saying he was just as good of a young man as he is as a football player.

"He's one of the most coachable young men we've ever been around," Minton said. "Very respectful, always wanted to be challenged, and he always wanted to get better."

Miller was the two-time Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year at OSU, and made the switch to wideout as a senior.

 

Minton said it's going to continue to be a smooth process to make a full transition to wide receiver because of his athletic ability and maturity.

"He can make some dynamic plays, and he's a young man that wants the ball in his hands, and he wants to make an impact regardless of what position he plays," he said. 

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