’24 linebacker is ferocious on the gridiron and wrestling mat
Frankie Nutt, Jr. is a big time prospect flying a bit under the radar. He is a three-time, wrestling state qualifier and performed very well at LB for the Mustangs in ’22. He has some programs earnestly pursuing him and there seems to be quite a bit of interest for his next-level services. He has the type frame (6’1,” 225) colleges prefer in 2nd-level players with the skill-set to match.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
We are building toward a huge ’23 football season and there are teams which have been historically strong but were a bit down in ’22. McCracken has, since its opening, been the bully in 6A, District 1.
The Mustangs have been down a couple years. That aside, McCracken always has the talent requisite to bouncing back to the program’s former prominence.
Frankie Nutt, Jr. is a prime example of this. Nutt played in 11-games a year ago but his production was right where one would expect from a HS football star.
Nutt registered 46-stops at LB. Nutt was second on the team with 7-TFL’s.
Nutt was tied for the lead with a pair of QB-sacks. Nutt even recovered a fumble. That is a ton of production and “explosive plays” to get out of any one defender.
One of Nutt’s more intriguing aspects is his prowess as a HS wrestler. Nutt has qualified for the Kentucky State Championship Wrestling Meet three straight years.
His wrestling résumé evinces a “second level guy” who understands both explosion and leverage. Both of these attributes are key components to fine linebacker play.
Next level, we see him staying at LB. We have no idea where he might be leaning but we have been through his Twitter “followers” and there are a number of prestigious programs in and around Kentucky which seem to have Nutt on their prospect boards.
If Nutt has another big-statistical season from a production stand point, there is no reason to believe he won’t be getting heavily courted to play at the next level. If he doesn’t catch on with a college football team, there’s always wrestling.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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