Of all the disciplines in the Field events, Shot Put is believed to best develop explosive movement. Josh Stanfield is a guy who is a two-sport athlete for the Centurions and he happens to throw the Shot Put and quite well for a ’25 guy. Stanfield’s explosive and has a very good frame so look for him to explode onto the defensive scene for the Centurions this coming Fall.Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member, KPGFootball
One thing about our “Breakout Series,” sometimes our features have played well the previous season and other times the player we are projecting didn’t get much varsity run at all. Josh Stanfield was one of the latter and not the former.
Of course, being fair, Christian Academy-Louisville (CAL) was 11-2 a year ago, the highest regarded Class 3A team in the commonwealth in RPI for most all season, and was Kentucky’s top ranked program before being upset in the Regional Championship game by Paducah Tilghman in Louisville. Playing much as a freshman at a program that highly thought of is no small feat.
While Stanfield didn’t play in too many varsity contests (3-games), he made the most of the time he got (1-tackle, 1-FF). Now, a forced fumble (FF) is a statistic about like an INT, a QB-sack, or a TFL.
These are special statistics not generally registered by 3-game players. Stanfield was tied for second on the entire team for FFs behind only McKade Battcher, who led the team with “2” while playing in 12-games.
Playing time aside, Stanfield has much about his frame to recommend him at least to us. Stanfield is 6’3″ and weighs 240-pounds. Stanfield has a PR Shot Put of 32-11.5 according to KY Mile Split, which is pretty solid for a freshman in that particular event. Perhaps, most importantly, Stanfield has a 3.5 GPA.
That figure, the GPA, will jump off the page at recruiters. Colleges love guys they know will clear the NCAA “Clearinghouse” and have immediately eligible should the football program elect to “pull the trigger” and offer.
Stanfield plays along the offensive line from guard to tackle. We would love to see him move inside to center where we could see him molding into quite the interior OL prospect.
Defensively, Stanfield plays DT but we believe he has the athleticism and length to slide outside and play some end. Either way, Josh Stanfield is the type of prospect which thrusts CAL into the yearly hunt for the 3A crown. We have done the homework and insist Stanfield is poised to break out onto the scene this coming Fall.
Hey, we arrived at this conclusion with Stanfield only playing in 3-varsity games. Imagine what our opinion would have been had he played regularly like he will this Fall.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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