2024 “Edge Rusher” the best at pressuring passer in Kentucky
John Griffin has an enviable frame and his on-field production just can’t be questioned. He plays for a team which has been “knocking on the door” for several seasons. The “Flyers” enter Friday night’s semis, 13-0, and they are getting to host. Of course, the team they get to host maybe Kentucky’s best at any level of play.HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
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John Griffin may be the best DE in Kentucky’s 2024 graduating class. His production on the field, and his team’s success, bears that out rather well.
Griffin has an enviable frame for starters. The DE is 6’3,” 210-pounds with the frame to add good weight in a college strength and conditioning program.
This past Friday night, Griffin had a spectacular outing. Griffin, an “Edge Rusher,” had to go to Bardstown, Kentucky to play a defending 3A finalist, realigned into the 4A classification to begin the ’23 season.
Griffin didn’t disappoint. The DE had 12-tackles, three (3)-TFLs, and three (3) QB-sacks against Bardstown High.
Griffin has done it all year for his Flyers. On the season, with a semi-state visit upcoming from (perhaps) the best team at any level in the KHSAA (Boyle County), Griffin has 77-tackles and 33-TFLs with a FR. He leads the entire commonwealth with 21-QB sacks and if that TFL number doesn’t lead Kentucky, it isn’t too far from it.
Fifty-four of his 77-tackles have come from behind the line of scrimmage. That is a smidge over 71% of his plays leaving the opponent “behind the sticks.” Wow!
On the year, over 71% of this prospect's tackles happen in the offensive backfield Friday Night Fletch
How does a team handle an edge rusher who makes 71% of his plays in the offensive backfield? I will be darned if we know. It doesn’t appear anyone else has figured it out either.
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This is Friday Night Fletch reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE. Don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR!
Franklin County entertains a 13-0 Boyle squad, Friday night, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Kentucky Prep Gridiron predicts the Rebels (Boyle) will beat Franklin, 35-14