’25 OL looking to break the starting lineup
This kid appears to us to have the build to flourish along any of the three interior OL slots for the Eagles in ’23. Cooper Jones got a couple games run as a sophomore but appears poised to challenge for playing time in ’23, upfront. He has a sturdy frame which doesn’t appear quite finished but doesn’t have far to go either.HB Lyon, KPGFootball Scouting Division
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player who played sparing over the course of his sophomore season but who enters his junior season finally ready to compete for one of Apollo’s upfront slots along its offensive line. Today, we are featuring Cooper Jones, a ’25 OL from Owensboro Apollo High School.
Jones attends Apollo High which is down the road from two (2) fine Independence Bank branches. One is located on 3228 KY-54 and the other is on 2465 W. Parrish Avenue. Both of these institutions are stalwarts in the Owensboro business community. Get on by and visit either of these two (2) branches today. Discover what makes Independence Bank and its people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial service’s industry.
First of all, we want to start with frame. Jones is 6’0,” and weighs a well-put-together 250-pounds. Now, he is a later bloomer and a kid we believe has some filling out to do.
What we don’t know is how much taller and longer he will get. He will have to get up to around 6’3,” to play where he is likely to be forecast on the Division I level (FBS,FCS). Where he is now, he still can play at a high level. If he can perform in the classroom at an admirable level, Jones will discover plenty of wonderful opportunities exist below Division I.
Jones got a couple games of run in ’22. That isn’t rare for programs competing at Kentucky’s highest level of competition. Heading into ’23, Jones has nothing but opportunity awaiting to get into the Friday Night lineup consistently and show off what he is capable.
We aren’t prone to making too many speculations around either Independence Bank or KPGFootball; but, we are optimistic Cooper Jones is going to break out onto the Western Kentucky football scene in ’23 and have people talking excitedly about what he brings to the table blocking upfront for the Apollo offense. You can take that to the proverbial (or even the literal) bank.
Congratulations to Cooper Jones for his Revolutionary Play surely upcoming in 2023. We expect it will earn for this ’25 prospect this type recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!