Junior Day invites are going out and many of the players we have before featured are getting them. Parents called us all day asking what a Junior Day invite really means. Well the answer is different depending on the school and the school’s recruiting philosophy. Is it worth going? We think so and the contents of this article is why we say that. HB.
We get asked (all the time) to tell this school or that whether this player or that can play at the school’s level of competition. There are people out there who possess “the eye.” If they say a kid can play at a certain level, college coaches have learned they can trust that. JT Powell and Carlos Younger are certainly two people possessing “the eye.” We talked to Powell about what one has to be, to be able to get
Scrimmage results are flying across chat rooms, newspaper headlines, and blogs all over the commonwealth of Kentucky. The winners believe it is a credible forecast of success, the losers either believe the team was trying to “not show too much” or it is a forecast of a forthcoming “long year.” Well, truthfully, neither is true. Enjoy this article about scrimmages and why the outcome shouldn’t either dampen or intensify your seasonal expectations.
This is a phenomenon we discussed with Darion’s father just yesterday. Why was EKU the first to evaluate Dearinger and then only offer after two bigger, more prestigious schools pulled the trigger. Do they believe FBS schools are better at evaluating prospects than the coaches they have hired? Don’t know, but FCS schools slow-walking obvious Division I, FBS-Level talent is a strategy which some coach at that level might want to explain to us sometime. We don’t see the benefit
Some pretty significant players from across Kentucky are nursing some injuries which could possibly impact their teams’ performances in 2019. Here are just a few of the more notable players reported as having sustained injury to KPGFootball. We are sure there are more. We can’t report on what we aren’t told. HB.
Today, all over Kentucky, is the first day teams have been able to wear what the KHSAA calls “shells.” What gear constitutes “shells” is set out in Bylaw 23 and its subparts. “Shells” are defined as shorts, helmet, and shoulder pads. Judging from some social media postings we have viewed in advance of today, some of you were confused as to exactly when you could add shoulder pads to your practice equipment. We watched one middle school video of a
This may be the most important article we have published. There is a trend taking over the commonwealth of Kentucky and we love it. The trend, committing to elite academic institutions over waiting on D-1s to come-off with an offer, appears to be spreading and thank the good Lord for that. Look people, it is STUDENT-athlete and not student-ATHLETE. Let’s be smart out there and use our athletic talents to set us up with academic opportunities which set us up for rewarding, fulfilling, and comfortable lives.Read more
We believe this is an important public service announcement. You may wish to read and consider this advice. In the end, you do whatever you want, but there is a right-way and wrong-way to promote your son as a football player. “Football parents” have an exceedingly bad reputation. In large part, the reputation is earned and well-deserved. It doesn’t have to be. Please read and consider this article. HB Lyon.Read more
If you are a parent, and your son is attending either prospect camps or even instructional camps, you can’t afford to not go over this with him. His very future may well depend on it. These are the KPGFootball “Do’s and Don’t’s” of prospect football camp. Read this, it is critically important.Read more
All of you who have subscribed, bought articles, and/or have supported or advertised with KPGFootball have meant the world to me. It is time for a new writer, with a new by-line, to step in and continue the unparalleled coverage you have come to expect from KPGFootball. I’ll still be around watching Kentucky football intently and being involved with the magazine and its continued coverage and media-related obligations.