No one gets on the young talent and identifies future stars as well as we do. It is among the very best talents we possess. We believe Caleb Wheeldon will be a star for the Colonel nation as soon as this coming Fall by year’s end if not sooner. He has a tremendous frame, is explosive as his efforts in his throw-events (Track & Field) demonstrates, and is intelligent (3.75 GPA) all of which are key components to experiencing football success. Wheeldon is under the tutelage of one of the best high school players to have ever graced the Kentucky gridiron in Trinity High’s TaShawn McBroom. If anyone can lead a young player to stardom at the high school level, it is Coach McBroom.Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and Editorial Board member, KPGFootball
His name is Caleb Wheeldon and he is about to be a sophomore. The ’25 class member didn’t get any run a year ago under the Friday Night lights and he would be the first to say it.
However, freshmen contributing much more than cleanup minutes at the 6A, District 8 level would be exceedingly rare. What he did or didn’t do last year, as a freshman, will not impact what we expect of him this coming season.
The sophomore season is the one where the future high school superstar/future college player begins to assert himself on the playing field. This coming season should be a coming out party for Wheeldon.
First of all, the Colonels are coming off a fine first year for its first-time head football coach TaShawn McBroom. If that name sound familiar to high school football fans, it certainly should. McBroom played at Trinity High in Louisville where he amassed some 2,310-career receiving yards to be that program’s all-time leader for a number of years after he matriculated beyond the Shamrock program.
The first edition of the McBroom era Colonels finished 8-3. They will be looking to stay alive for longer in the postseason than its first round exit a year ago.
The Colonels lost to graduation its most dynamic defender from off the 8-3 team. Brian Monteleone was credited with 71-tackles (team lead), 5.5-TFLs (team lead), 3-sacks (team lead), 1-FR (among the team leaders), and 3-INTs (team lead).
This is a unit which will be looking for leadership. Wheeldon is in the perfect position to make an attempt to assert himself in preseason camp/practice.
Wheeldon is 6’1,” weighs 220-pounds, and plays DE primarily. He competes in several throws for the Track & Field team, boasting a PR of 103’9″ in discus and 34’5″ in shot put. Of course, we love the 3.75 GPA in the classroom which is the first place the stars start evidencing star-power in our estimation.
Our sources around the Buckner, Kentucky area tell us Wheeldon is primed, poised, and ready to make his all-out assault on the play rotation. We expect him to be in the starting 11-by year’s end and all over the two-deep by the time the Colonels entertain Fern Creek on September 2nd.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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