MEET OUR TEAM
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Aaron Ruggles

Founder | President

Coach Ruggles grew up on the outskirts of Richmond, VA. He was a four year varsity starter in high school. He received multiple offers to play at the collegiate level...

Coach Ruggles grew up on the outskirts of Richmond, VA. He was a four year varsity starter in high school. He received multiple offers to play at the collegiate level, but took a full academic scholarship to a larger, local school instead. He received his bachelors degree in exercise science at Old Dominion University. While there, he had an internship with a FBS coaching staff where he worked for two years. Coach Ruggles has been a NCAA compliant scout for the past five years and helped over 500 student athletes receive scholarships to play collegiate football.

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Daniel Leaupepe

Head Scout

Daniel established himself in the scouting industry first as one of the top journalists at Prep RedZone in California. He then...

Daniel established himself in the scouting industry first as one of the top journalists at Prep RedZone in California. He then was recruited to work for G.E.M. Class as a Head Scout. Daniel quickly showcased his talents and moved swiftly through the ranks. From Head Scout, to Scouting Coordinator, to now the Director of Scouting, Daniel has been an NCAA compliant scout for the past two years and has helped multiple student athletes play ball at the collegiate level on scholarship.

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Brad Roach

Player Development

Brad Roach played Quarterback at Catawba College and was a DII All -American QB in 2007. He was also the number one ranked quarterback in the country at the DII level that year. Brad was signed in 2008 by the Baltimore Ravens where he continued his success at the professional level. A trip to the pros in Canada after and some semi-pro ball brough Brad back to North Carolina after an unfortunate shoulder injury. Brad is now the owner of Film To Field - a platform designed to provide youth athletes with all the necessary skills to play at the next level.

Brad Roach played Quarterback at Catawba College and was a DII All -American QB in 2007. He was also the number one ranked...

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Daniel Porter

Scouting Coordinator

Daniel’s passion is football as he has always loved the game. He is an NCAA compliant area scout for G.E.M Class Recruiting. He played football in college at Eastern Oregon University. He is the current Offensive Coordinator at McLoughlin High School in Milton Freewater Oregon. He also is the Head Coach of Central Middle School which feeds into his high school program.

Daniel’s passion is football he has always loved the game. He is an NCAA compliant area scout for G.E.M. He played in college at

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David High

Area Scout

David High is a NCAA compliant area scout in his first year with G.E.M. Class Recruiting. Hailing from the South Suburbs of Chicago, David played offensive line at Northwest Missouri State University and Northern Illinois University. He transitioned to the NIU Football staff as a scout before earning a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in sports management. He has a daughter named Rylee.

David High is an area scout in his first year with G.E.M. Class Recruiting. Hailing from the South Suburbs of Chicago, David played offensive line at