In 1989, John McCallister started the Ohio Prep Scouting Report as a recruiting service to provide information to those who follow the top high school prospects prior to the student making their college choice.
In 1999, with encouragement from college coaches from across the country, John McCallister renamed the Ohio Prep Scouting Report to the McCallister Scouting Report, providing scouting and evaluation service on college football prospects in the state of Ohio.
25 years later, The McCallister Scouting Report has become the most trusted source of information on Ohio’s top football
prospects by college coaches across the country.
College football coaches know where to go when they are looking for the top prospects from the state of Ohio. John McCallister has earned the trust of many of the top college coaches in the country when they want to know where to spend their time on the recruiting trail in the “Buckeye State.”
A former teacher and high school head football coach, John McCallister started his coaching career as a head football coach at the age of 24 and has been part of the game of football ever since- having served as a head coach, college assistant coach and talent evaluator.
Using video of complete games and highlight clips, John makes it a practice to visit as many possible prospects in action during the course of their high school careers. Scrimmages, 7-on-7 events, games, combines, practices, and summer camps allow John the chance to watch and evaluate those who’ll make the cut. Ohio high school associations also hold “College Nights,” and John attends these college nights to get the latest information on the top prospects directly from the high school coaches.
The McCallister Scouting Report concentrates only on the players in the state of Ohio. Because of this, John has built a rapport with many of the high school coaches across the state and talks with them on a year round basis about their top prospects.
College coaches who subscribe to The McCallister Scouting Report also speak with John on a regular basis to stay updated on top prospects that John has recognized over the course of his travels. This is huge for those student athletes who make the McCallister Scouting Report, as college coaches look for the spring and summer months to make their decisions on who may or may not receive a scholarship offer.
As a former high school coach, John is a strong supporter of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. He helps with the selection process for the Ohio North-South game, as well as the new Ohio-Michigan Border Classic. For years helped select players for the Big 33 Classic.
In the summer of 2009, The McCallister Scouting Report held its first Underclassmen Combine with the full support of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. The combines are designed to better prepare younger prospects for future combines and camps they may attend. Along with these combines, he also directs an Underclassman Showcase football camp.
If you are a high school coach or high school football student athlete looking for help in the recruiting process, be sure to contact John McCallister.