QB Kyle Oroni of Batavia HS (Illinois) named to scoutSMART High School Football America Preseason Academic All-American Watch List

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Kyle Oroni of Batavia High School in Illinois is the first quarterback to be named to the scoutSMART® High School Football America Preseason Academic All-American Watch List. The senior-to-be quarterback owns a 4.38 GPA in the classroom.

In his first year as a starter at QB, Oroni, one of four brothers to play for Batavia High, led the Bulldogs to the Illinois Class 7A state quarterfinals where they lost to eventual state champ Nazareth Academy. He completed 53-percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns. Oroni, who began his career as a defensive back, also ran for 304 yards and four scores.

“Kyle is an incredible student as well as great high school athlete and football player. He has excelled and led in the classroom throughout his 4 years at BHS and will have great options after due to his efforts and focus. One of our 2020 Team captains in football he has done an amazing job of keeping everyone connected to the team during this difficult time. The last in a long line of Oroni brothers to attend and play football at Batavia, he has made many of the programs at Batavia better by being involved! We are honored that Kyle has been chosen for this recognition.”

Dennis Piron, Batavia head coach

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Coaches, here’s how you can get involved to honor your student-athletes — simply nominate any of your players who are strong in the classroom and on the field by emailing us at [email protected].

For your student-athlete to be added to our Watch List, please include the following:

  • Student’s Name
  • High School
  • Position
  • Class
  • GPA
  • Test Scores (if available)
  • A short description of their contribution on the field and off

Nominate a Student-Athlete to scoutSMART/High School Football America Preseason All-Academic Watch List

Nominations need to be received by July 20th.

scoutSMART uses its proprietary system that gives high school football student-athletes a scoutSMART FIT Score that analyzes a players’ stats, on-field skills and academics. scoutSMART then provides the information to college football coaches, at all-levels, around the nation.

Coaches, to learn more about scoutSMART, click on this link

2020 Preseason Academic All-American Watch List

Kyle Brown, OG – Ridgeland (Georgia)

Paul Davis, SS – Spring Valley (South Carolina)

Jayden Lucian, WR/Ret. – La Costa Canyon (California)

Jacob Price, LB/FB – B.B. Comer Memorial (Alabama)

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.