Mak Hoover, ATH from ‘Mighty Mayfield’ High, is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week @mak_hoover @blts_network @APHatchellMHS

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’26 ATH among the more versatile athletes in the KHSAA/ready to blast off!

Mak Hoover is a 6’1,” 175 pound multi-sport athlete at Mayfield High. He was quite the performer for “Mighty Mayfield” in its ’23 championship run (13-1) and promises to be a primetime in ’24, his junior year. Hoover, also a stalwart in basketball and track, plays receiver/safety on the top 2A program in Kentucky High School football. This is a guy that if you haven’t heard of him yet; the same won’t be something you will be able to say after this next Fall.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
No. 15, Mak Hoover

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Hoover’s X-account

KHSAA Statistical Website

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We have been scouring the commonwealth of Kentucky in search of “versatile” athletes playing the sport of football. We have come up with an infinite number of examples spanning our great commonwealth.

We have another doozy here. Mak Hoover is a guy coming off an incredible sophomore campaign. We have heard, many times, college players reveal themselves sometime over that player’s sophomore season.

If this is true, and we have no reason to doubt it, Hoover appears “out of hiding” when it comes to identifying next level football talent. There are limitless reasons we believe this.

First of all, Hoover is a guy with enviable frame for where he is aligned. Hoover is 6’1,” weighs 175-pounds, and is fast enough and good enough athletically to be on the varsity track and basketball teams in addition to football.

Hoover had a tremendous sophomore season. He got “varsity burn” in 13 of the team’s 14 games over which time Mayfield went 13-1 and won another Football Title (2A) in the KHSAA.

Hoover caught 25-footballs from his WR post. Hoover registered 421-yards receiving and scored seven (7) TDs through the air. Hoover was fourth (4th) on the team in scoring. Those are solid numbers for a sophomore playing on one of 2A’s most stocked rosters.

Hoover caught 25-footballs, registered 421-yards receiving, and caught 7-TDs while picking three (3) passes, on defense, with a “pick-six” in ’23

KHSAA Statistical Website

Hoover was probably considered more of a defender in spite of solid offensive numbers. However register 42-stops, three (3) INTs, 47 IRNYs, and one (1) of the team’s three (3) pick-sixes.

Colleges will tell you a player can be the best on the field in the commonwealth; but, that doesn’t complete the transaction if the player can’t get by the admission’s committee. Students, like Hoover, usually get offered, early and often, owing to there being no issue with his academic scores.

Hoover carries a GPA in the 3.7 to 4.0 range depending on what social media account you access. Either number gets a prospect across home plate safely.

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 the competition. Remember, our products are superior and one of a kind; just like Mayfield’s, Mak Hoover. 

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! 

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