’28 WR/DB combo guy as good as you’re going to see at his stage of physical development
Darion Cole plays at W.E.B. DuBois Academy and just finished his 7th-grade season. He has it all. Cole has a long frame which will (undoubtedly) add height, length, and weight as he goes along. Cole has lightening “quicks” and separation speed, right now, which makes him a star player both on his middle school team and (most probably) an odds-on favorite to make the Future Stars’ team this coming summer.Fletcher W. Long, Chief of KPGFootball‘s Scouting Division
W.E.B. DuBois once said “Education is the development of power and ideal.” This seems to be an entirely appropriate quote from a man after whom the city of Louisville has named an elite academic academy.
We have seen some mighty fine talent burgeoning the rosters of this school in recent years. Class of ’28’s Darion Cole is no different.
Cole is listed at 5’5,” 104-pounds. Those measurements are literally useless as Cole, also a seventh-grader, is just as likely to be 6’1″ by the time Future Stars tryouts commence. You can never tell when a growth spurt will hit a middle school kid.
Still, if you squint, you can see the outline of how a frame is likely to finish. Cole has long arms, is high waisted, and has a long narrow neck sitting on narrow shoulders. We call this a “long frame” and those who have one tend to finish taller and lengthier than others with “squattier” frames.
There are clips of film on this prospect’s Twitter page from this past season. You will see this prospect run “jet sweep,” get immediately down hill and easily separate from back-end defenders.
You will see this prospect high-point downfield passes and bring them in and advance them to pay dirt. You will see this kid pick off opposing passes and advance the ball dozens and dozens of yards setting up the offense for the short field score.
Here is another refreshing thing about this prospect you rarely see. Cole has a 3.8 GPA at one of the finer academies in Kentucky’s largest urban sprawl.
This kid here is going to really be something, provided he continues to work along his present arc. We expect to see him playing in the Future Stars Classic this summer provided he makes it to one of the Kentucky-wide tryouts.
Heck, If we were Director Ricco Hughes, we might pick him up and drive him to the tryouts. Then again, what do we know?
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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