Re-opening nominations for scoutSMART High School Football America Preseason Academic All-American Watch List

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With high school football news being dominated by COVID-19 and the effect it’s having on the 2020 season, High School Football America put its announcements of the scoutSMART HSFA Preseason Academic All-American Watch List on-hold for a several weeks to make sure that our student-athletes got the proper attention they deserve.

Around noontime Wednesday, we will announce our latest honoree. In addition, we are re-opening the nomination process, since many coaches around America were busy getting things ready for what will be a very different season, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

If you’ve already nominated a player, there’s no need to re-submit, we’ll be honoring them in the coming weeks. If you haven’t…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 September 30.

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

Below are who we’ve honored so far:

2020 Preseason Academic All-American Watch List

Kyle Brown, OG – Ridgeland (Georgia)

Preston Carr, DE – Person (North Carolina)

Noble Cooper, WR – Blythewood (South Carolina)

Tristan Cox, LB – Pulaski County (Kentucky)

Paul Davis, SS – Spring Valley (South Carolina)

Weston Howard, WR – Lake Placid (Florida)

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

Casen Olson, QB/S – Waynoka (Oklahoma)

Kyle Oroni, QB/DB – Batavia (Illinois)

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

Matt Russo, OL/DL – Depew (New York)

Gary Satterwhite, C/DT – Farrell (Pennsylvania)

Broc Simpson, K – Pulaski County (Virginia)

Keoke Toomer, LB – Ben Davis (Indiana)

Adam Turbide, RB/DE, LB – Mary Star of the Sea (California)

Braunson White, QB/Athlete – Whitehaven (Tennessee)

Ryan Wickersham, QB – Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)

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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.