4/27/10: Video of the Day: Cole Naone – TE – Lake Oswego H.S. (OR)

Admittedly,  we don’t get a lot of tight end submissions to Gridironstuds.com so forgive me for getting really excited about this one.  However,  I have been around football long enough to know a good player when I see one and Cole Naone is a solid football player.  A tight end can be a quarterback’s best friend but Naone is the best friend of the running backs and wide receivers too.  Along with his great pass catching ability,  Naone shows his worth as blocker on his highlight video.  Not only does he provide great pass protection when called on to do so but Naone has done well to implement the techniques he has been taught in blocking the run game.  Football junkies will see the value in how Naone positions himself, runs his feet and gains leverage on his opponent to make an effective block.  He also displays the tenacity to dole out some knock out blocks too.  Naone is a complete package and this includes making plays from the defensive end spot on defense.  He packs all of this into a 6’3″ 210 lb. frame with good strength and speed numbers.  There’s little wonder why Oregon, Oregon St., Air Force and Idaho are coming after him.  Certainly more will follow.  View Cole Naone’s highlight video, click here.

Author: Chad Wilson

Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years. Wilson’s older son Quincy plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his younger son plays cornerback for the University of Florida. Email: cwilson@gridironstuds.com.

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