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’24 OLB/Slot Receiver solidly in “Mr. Football” race for ’23

There are way too many things about this particular prospect to extoll. Those of you who follow this site know we just featured him not too long ago; however, production like his could be trumpeted daily. William Carrico is called “Tutt” and he is a 6’0,” 200-pounder who carried a 4.0 and a 1300 on his SAT. Number and production like his will steer him practically anywhere he wants to go.

HB Lyon, KPGFootball Scouting Division

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Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein-packed Performer, William “Tutt” Carrico from Owensboro, Kentucky’s Catholic High wouldn’t it? 

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William “Tutt” Carrico should be solidly in the ’23 Kentucky Mr. Football race. Matter of fact we are putting him forward right now, in this article.

Why not? Look at what Tutt did in ’22.

Carrico plays for an Owensboro Catholic squad which plays one of the hardest schedules in the 2A classification and is in the conversation for a title at that level every year. The “Aces” boast some of the best coaching in Kentucky and they are developing some talent to go along with the X’s and O’s.

Catholic was 9-4 a year ago and narrowly lost in the Regional Championship game to an LCA squad boasting, perhaps, the South’s finest QB at the HS level in Cutter Boley, whom we have before featured. Notwithstanding 3-losses entering the playoffs, the Aces still had the second highest RPI in the classification (.74812).

That happens when 2A teams play and beat 6A clubs like Owensboro Apollo and 5A Owensboro Senior. Senior High was a 5A semi-finalist in ’22.

Tutt logged 131-tackles, led the defense in INT’s (5), IRNY’s (137), pick-sixes (2), FF’s (3) and FR’s (3), and registered 8.5-TFL’s with a QB-sack

KHSAA statistical website

Carrico’s production was “off the charts” quite literally. He gained 344-yards rushing on 71-carries and scored eight (8)-rushing TD’s. Carrico led the ball club in receptions (47), receiving yards (774), scoring (130-points) and was among the Kentucky leaders in TD’s receiving (14).

Carrico’s defensive numbers were even more impressive, believe it or not. Try this on for size. Carrico logged 131-tackles (second only to his brother), led the defense in INT’s (5), IRNY’s (137), pick-sixes (2), FF’s (3) and FR’s (3). He threw in 8.5-TFL’s and a QB-sack just to completely stuff the stat-sheet.

We have awarded this to King Tutt (William Carrico) as we can’t fathom how any one student athlete could have taken the skills the Good Lord gave him and done anymore with it to help his team. On this basis, Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and accomplished ’24 OLB/Slot could use a bolt of protein and a sweet T-shirt. The company volunteered to send that to him, straight away.   

Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from all the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Owensboro Catholic High’s, William “Tutt” Carrico. 

This is Fletcher W. Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 


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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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