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Scout Kentucky Preps 2011 Top 20

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Posted: 6/26/2010 8:22 AM

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So I agonized over these selections because there are several prospects that I haven't had a chance to see and also there are just some really good athletes in the Commonwealth that I couldn't put in the top twenty.  Before I get started, I'll list the players who didn't make the top twenty only because I haven't seen video.

Jalen Harrington - RB/S Fern Creek
Troy Timmerman - DE Covington Catholic
Luke Brohm - QB Saint Xavier
John Giddens - RB Male
Marcus Helm - RB duPont Manual
Christian Wallace - QB Ballard** (Saw his film with South Oldham, but would rather see his film when he plays with Ballard)
DeVontae Beach - LB Saint Xavier
Leon Melvin - CB Western

I will do the top 20 in reverse order, starting with number 20.

Brian Eldridge

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Posted: 6/26/2010 8:27 AM

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20. Jerry Williams - QB/ATH - Henry Clay High School

Williams plays quarterback for Henry Clay and does a great job of it, but one thing that he brings to the table is his ability to make plays with his legs.  Williams has a great motor and a lot of speed and quickness.  If he were two or three inches taller, he'd likely be a top five player in the state as a quarterback. But he's considered an athlete and he's capable of playing anywhere from quarterback to wide receiver to defensive back at the next level.

Brian Eldridge

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Posted: 6/26/2010 8:37 AM

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19.  Zack Templin -OL - East Jessamine High

Zack Templin has all the tools to be a solid offensive lineman at the next level.  He's strong and he has great size.  Most of all, he's smart.  He knows what he's supposed to do.  He uses very good technique and rarely misses blocks.  He must continue to work on his foot speed to help him get out in front when he's pulling and blocking downfield.  Templin's biggest asset is that he continues to play from whistle to whistle.


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Posted: 6/26/2010 8:41 AM

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18. Andrew Polston - DE - Saint Xavier High

Andrew Polston is potentially a top ten player in the state of Kentucky.  He had limited action last season, but was very productive in passing situations rushing the quarterback.  Where he needs to work is getting stronger taking on blocks and attacking the ball on running plays.  Polston possesses great length and with that length, he can disrupt passing lanes in addition to hurrying the passer out of his comfort zone.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 8:48 AM

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17.  Devin Foster - RB - Union County High

Devin Foster is a very instinctive running back who can make people miss in the hole and in open space.  Foster also has break-away speed to help him get beyond defensive backs in the secondary.  Foster also does a good job of catching out of the backfield, which is a valuable tool at the next level.  Foster is coming off of an ankle injury that kept him out much of his junior year and there are questions about the level of competition he's played, but there is no question about his natural ability as a back.

Brian Eldridge

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Posted: 6/26/2010 8:54 AM

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16.  Josh Forrest - WR/TE - Paducah Tilghman High

Josh Forrest has great size and length as a receiver.  He also has strong hands and the ability to go up high for the ball.  He also possesses good strength and the ability to overpower most defensive backs at the high school level.  Forrest does need to work on his speed and quickness.  While he does play receiver in high school, he could move to tight end at the next level or even to the other side of the ball as a linebacker or safety.  Forrest is committed to the University of Kentucky.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 9:03 AM

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15.  Marcoreyon "Bubba" Tandy - WR/DB - Christian County High

One of western Kentucky's most dynamic athletes, Bubba Tandy can play receiver or defensive back at the next level.  With the ball in his hands, he's explosive and has great quickness and footwork.  Tandy explodes by the defense into the secondary.  Tandy has great break-away speed and if he gets behind the defense, he's hard to keep out of the endzone.  Tandy needs to continue working on his route running and strength.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 9:14 AM

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14. La'Mont McMurry - RB/WR - Saint Xavier High

A versatile prospect, La'Mont McMurry is a player capable of getting into open field anytime he touches that ball.  McMurry can carry the ball out of the backfield and has the ability to get through the hole in a hurry.  What makes him versatile is that he can also slide over into the slot and force mis-matches against safeties and linebackers.  There are questions about his size and durability.  McMurry needs to work on his strength and this season will answer the questions about his durability.

Brian Eldridge

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Posted: 6/26/2010 9:19 AM

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13.  Ryan Smith - DT - Henry Clay High

One of the strongest players in Kentucky, Ryan Smith is able to use his power to get through the line and disrupt the offense's rhythm.  Smith gets off the ball quickly and can get into the backfield and rush the quarterback from inside.  He also has enough speed to make plays from down field.  The main question about Smith is his size.  At 6-foot-1, he's not too small for defensive tackle, but there are some questions about how effective he'd be against bigger players.

Brian Eldridge

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Posted: 6/26/2010 9:25 AM

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12.  Daylen Hall - CB - Saint Xavier High

Hall is one of the top overall athletes in the state, possessing great speed and quickness.  He's also very strong for his size.  Hall is able to break on the ball quickly, making a play while the ball is still in the air.  He can also make tackles well at the point of attack as he is not afraid of contact.  Hall is 5-foot-9, so there are questions about his size, but he's put on 20 pounds in the weight-room and maintained his 4.33 forty time.  Hall is committed to the University of Kentucky.

Brian Eldridge

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Posted: 6/26/2010 9:33 AM

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11.  Conner Hempel - QB - Ryle High

Hempel is one of Kentucky's best quarterbacks and probably the best pocket passer in the state.  He's accurate both on the run and while standing in place.  While he doesn't have a huge arm, he can make big plays downfield and he does a good job going through his progressions and getting the ball to the right player.  Hempel is also able to keep the play alive with his feet, buying time for his receivers to get open.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 9:38 AM

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10.  Mitchell Henry - TE - Elizabethtown High

Mitchell Henry is Kentucky's best pure tight end prospect.  He has great size for the position as well as strong, sure hands to make catches.  Henry also does a great job in running his routes and getting open.  He does need to work on his blocking techniques and add strength, but much of that will come with more experience and time in the weight-room.  Henry also will continue to work on his speed, but with his route running and knack for getting to the open spot on the field, speed isn't as important.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 9:56 AM

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9.  Forisse "Flo" Hardin - S - Ballard High

Flo Hardin is one of the state's best athletes.  He has great size and he's aggressive at going after the ball on rushing downs.  He makes good strong tackles and he uses his size well, putting his whole body into the hit.  Against the pass, he does a good job breaking on the ball and his length allows him to make plays while the ball is normally out of reach. The biggest question about Hardin is where he plays at the next level.  He's a good enough tackler to play linebacker and he also has the body to add strength for the position.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 10:02 AM

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8.  Zach West - OL - Lexington Christian Academy

Zach West is one of the most highly recruited prospects in the state of Kentucky.  West possesses great size at 6-foot-5, 290-pounds, but he also has a mean-streak.  West goes hard from start to finish.  He also has the long arms and good footwork required to play either tackle position.  West also has the quickness and speed to play guard and pull out to lead block.  West does still need to get stronger for the next level, but that's the case for most offensive linemen who prepare to go to the next level. 


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Posted: 6/26/2010 10:03 AM

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7.  Jerrell Moore - RB/WR - Fern Creek High

In most seasons, Jerrell Moore would easily be one of the top three players in Kentucky, but this year he's a little further back.  Moore is a dynamic talent with the ball in his hand.  He has great speed and the ability to cut on a dime making defenders miss.  He can also split outside to wide receiver and make plays downfield.  Moore's only weakness is his size.  But once he spends some time in the weigh-room, he'll be a big-time prospect, not just regionally, but nationally.  Moore is committed to the University of Louisville.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 10:15 AM

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6.  DeVante Parker - WR - Ballard High

DeVante Parker has great size and great hands to go along with that size.  Parker can go up after the jump ball over virtually any defensive back he'll face in high school.  But Parker can also beat the defense on the outside for the long ball as well as use his strength to go across he middle.  Parker needs to work on beating double teams and preparing for the aggressive way the defense will come after him.  At the next level, he won't see many double teams early on, so that will give him time to adjust to college defenses. Parker is a University of Louisville commitment.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 10:23 AM

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5.  Jamon Brown - DT - Fern Creek High

Blessed with great size and strength, Jamon Brown is the most sought after defensive lineman in Kentucky.  Brown has great footwork and does a good job moving down the line and getting off blocks to make plays against the run and pressuring the quarterback.  Brown has great strength and does a great job using his strength and technique to make tackles.  He can also play on the other side of the ball as an interior lineman, but his likely position will be defensive tackle.  Jamon Brown is committed to the University of Louisville.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 10:29 AM

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4.  DaMarcus Smith - QB - Seneca High

One of Kentucky's top overall athletes, DaMarcus Smith has it all as quarterback.  He has a big arm and the ability to make the accurate throw down field.  He can also throw the ball accurately on the run.  What sets Smith apart from most quarterbacks is his ability to run the ball.  He can make people miss and get into open field against the defense.  Smith needs to continue to work on making the proper reads and going through his progressions, but that will come with time.  Potentially, DaMarcus has the most star power in the state's 2011 class.  If he stays healthy this fall, he'll have a chance to move up this list. Smith is committed to the University of Louisville.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 10:36 AM

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3.  Darrian Miller - OT - Bryan Station High

Darrian Miller has great size and length as an offensive tackle.  He does a good job at attacking the defense and holding his blocks.  He also has the athleticism to get down field and make plays in the secondary.  Miller doesn't get beat by speed rushers to the outside due to his great footwork and he can also use his quickness to pull out to the other side of the field on running plays.  He needs to continue to grow into his body as he's long and lanky right now, but can likely put on another 30 or 40 pounds and keep his athleticism.  Darrian Miller is committed to the University of Kentucky.

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Posted: 6/26/2010 10:42 AM

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2.  Jon Davis - ATH - Eastern High

Jon Davis is one of the most dynamic athletes in the country.  His combination of size, speed and athleticsim makes him one the toughest players in Kentucky to defend.  He has soft hands and the ability to get into open space.  Davis also has the strength to punish would-be tacklers when they try to make a play.  Davis plays receiver, tight end and running back at Eastern, but could also play safety or linebacker at the next level should the staff see him as a fit there.  Davis's athleticism allows him to fit in virtually anywhere on the football field.  He is committed to the University of Kentucky.

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