Cade Sullivan, ‘The Berea Blast,’ may be the best athlete in the ’23 class… @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @mshsfb_eagles @Mshs_Eagles_

Cade Sullivan, No. 2 (Orange Jersey) is one of Kentucky's very finest athletes playing HS football today. That's what we would call him anyway.

’23 Athlete Among Kentucky’s Very Best

We have followed this football star since his middle school days. He left middle school one of Kentucky’s finest athletes playing football across the commonwealth, and years later, he is still on top in the opinion of many people who cover recruiting. Cade Sullivan is drawing D-1 attention (offered by Moorehead) and has the speed to garner many more looks. Enjoy this feature on one of our favorite athletes.

Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout

I have no idea whether any of you have ever been to Berea, Kentucky. They have a football player in Berea who is hard to pigeon hole positionally.

Most the schools recruiting him refer to him as an athlete. We will too.

…there are several positions…where ‘The Berea Blast’ could fit in well…next level.

HB Lyon, Senior Sport Writer, KPGFootball

Truth is, there are several positions, offensively, defensively, and on special teams where The Berea Blast could fit in well at the next level. He’s run the ball quite a bit this season for Coach Mark Payne’s Madison Southern Eagles. He’s caught passes from out of the backfield and aligned in the slot. He has played defense. He has returned both punts and kicks.

Yep, we would call that being an athlete. What would you call it?

[Sullivan]has already been invited to participate in this year’s Offense-Defense All American Bowl.

HB Lyon

The ’23 prospect who made the Team Kentucky FBU Elite and Team Kentucky Future Stars rosters three times each coming out of middle school has already been invited to participate in this year’s Offense-Defense All American Bowl. We have thought to include a copy of his invitation (above right).

That’s not all. Sullivan has been offered by Moorehead and has many other D-1’s circling. You know, a 4.47-second registered 40-yard dash time and a career as a sprinter on the high school track and field team will do that for a guy.

Sullivan has been offered by Moorehead and has many other D-1’s circling.

HB Lyon

The 12th-ranked athlete in the ’23 class as rated by at least one publication covering recruiting in Kentucky, is second on the team in carries, net yards rushing, and scoring. Sullivan has scored this season rushing the football and on special teams as a kick/punt returner.

[Sullivan is] [t]he 12th-ranked athlete in the ’23 class as rated by at least one publication covering recruiting…

HB Lyon

Cade is third on the team in receptions, tied for first in TD’s scored rushing, while being among the team leaders in tackles, second on the team in TFL’s, and tied for the team lead in INT’s. That is a tremendous amount of production, on any 5A roster, from just one ball player.

Again, we would call that an athlete. What would you call it?

Sullivan’s football team is struggling through the season to date. The Eagles are 2-5, but have really surprised some folks with how well they played highly regarded, 6A ball club, Madison Central (lost by four), how well they played perennial 5A power, Southwestern (lost by eight), and how well the Eagles played at Collins before ultimately succumbing by nine (9) points.

The Eagles are 2-5, but have really surprised some folks…

HB Lyon

In other words, there are times this season Madison Southern has looked like it might be a tough out in the upcoming playoffs. There are times it has looked like Coach Payne is getting ever closer to turning around the Eagles’ recent fortunes.

Athlete? Yeah, we think so!

Having good players reverses fortunes in high school football quicker than in some other athletic contests. Cade Sullivan is a darn good player.

We would call him an elite athlete, particularly in Kentucky’s ’23 class of prospects. We ask you a final time, what would you call him? If we were recruiting talent to play college football around this commonwealth, we would certainly call him.

Can’t speak for any of you.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

If you enjoyed this article and wish to gain full-access to the site, then subscribe monthly to Kentucky Prep Gridiron by following the prompts!

© The information contained on this site is the copyrighted intellectual property of KPGFootball. Any unauthorized dissemination of this material without the author’s express written consent is strictly prohibited!

About Henry Lyon 1146 Articles
Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply