ESPN West Palm's "coach", Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
Position: Running Back
School: Forest Hill (Class of 2015)
Top Offer: Bryant
Note: Has the ability to play wide receiver.
Where He Excels:
Calvary Pugh is EXPLOSIVE. This just pops out at you on the first play of his film. Give him a crease and he is gone. Great vision and ability to change direction allows Calvary to make big plays out of nothing. Try to tackle him one-on-one in the open field and he will make defenders look silly. Strong leg drive allows him to be successful inside the tackles. Calvary’s plus hands make him a great option out of the backfield for any QB in trouble. Pass catching ability and running style reminds me of LaDainian Tomlinson.
What To Work On:
I know he can catch, I know he can run, but I’m still not sure about him blocking. Would like to see him take on a few blitzing linebackers on his film. Needs to put on weight to show college coaches he can take the pounding required to play the running back position. While I enjoy his love for the game and the fun he is having on the field, needs to be careful with his post-TD celebrations. Watching some film on a Tomlinson (simple celebration) or Barry Sanders (hand the ball to the referee) might go a long way for him.
Kokell's Film Analysis:
Calvary Pugh is the most underrated and under-recruited player in Palm Beach County. He has all the tools to be great at the next level. His skill set allows him to dominate in the slot or in the backfield. His vision and the way he keeps his legs pumping makes me project him as a running back. Added muscle in the off-season will keep him healthy and allow him to have a monster senior year.
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Chris Kokell covers high school football for ESPN 106.3 and is the color analyst for "Football Night in South Florida". He has served as head coach at both Pope John Paul II and Forest Hill. To recommend an athlete for Kokell to feature in a future "Film Room", please send player info and a film link to him on Twitter at @REALCOACHK, or e-mail email@example.com.