Do you know what is really exciting about high school football? Every Fall some kid no one was expecting finds himself, finds the field, and rounds into a hometown star and hero.
It is what makes high school football what it is. It is why the game at that level is indelibly imprinted on our Rockwellian small town fantasies.
We were combing through the statistics from last year and cross checking it with our notes on kids who came up from Middle School and we ran across Ashby Spacek from Mayfield, Kentucky. We decided to take a look at his prospects at serious varsity playing time this next Fall.
Spacek is 5-11, 240 pounds and figures to play interior OL on the offensive side and DT along the defensive front in the future. He has his bench press approaching two and one-half bills (245) and his squat around the 375 threshold so he’s not where he should be to insert into a varsity lineup quite yet; but he’s getting there and will certainly be there by Fall.
He’s a ’25 kid, so he has just finished his freshman year. We love the 4.0 GPA. Grades like that will give him plenty of options going forward.
Looking over his freshman season, he got into one varsity game. He did record a tackle in that game so he made the very most of the opportunity.
We would encourage Spacek to add about 25 more pounds to his bench and squat and he will find himself contending for some serious PT over the course of his sophomore season. We could easily forecast his hitting the starting lineup sometime in the Fall of ’23.
From where we are sitting, this early in the offseason, he looks like a kid ready to make his move. We can’t wait to see it transpire.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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