@dbutler105 (Dustin Butler) from Hart County is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer” of the Week. @CurtisB05159591 @1776Bank @HartCountyFball @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Ronnie Mingua began experimenting with making beef jerky back in the 1990s. He shared his efforts with neighbors and friends, soon realizing he had come up with something different and superior to all other beef jerkies on the market. From these humble beginnings, Mingua Beef Jerky got its start.

Today, the Mingua Beef Jerky Company still prides itself on using its old-fashioned, all-natural recipes which offer outstanding products to customers across the nation. The recipes are a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation. 

Migua Beef Jerky uses Enviro-Pac CHU-2000 equipment to cook its meat to USDA required levels for both moist or dry operation. Mingua Beef Jerky wants you to become one of its many satisfied customers by sampling its quality hand sliced, all natural beef jerky. We know you’ll love it and come back for more, again and again.

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, and never chopped or formed like other brands, make our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performer of the Week, Class of ’21 (or potentially ’22) RB,S,KR, and LB, Dustin Butler, for Hart County High School in Munfordville, Kentucky, wouldn’t it? 

Dustin Butler is a ’21 kid we recently featured in an article published to our site, April 3, 2021. He is also a ’21 prospect aged appropriately and able to come back and reclassify as a ’22 prospect should he choose.

We have talked with his father, Curtis. We are told the two of them are still weighing their options and discussing the pro and cons of the Butler family’s next move.

He hasn’t ruled out Dustin reclassifying. That is very good news for the Hart County football program. Players wanting to come back and play another year must make that declaration by May 1, 2021.

When it comes to athletic, they don’t come any more athletic than Butler. He’s 6-0 and weighs 200 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash sub-4.6 (4.58-seconds), which is moving at his size.

When it comes to strength and power, they don’t come much stronger nor more powerful than Butler. Dustin reports a bench press of 270-pounds and a back squat of 450-pounds.

When it comes to versatility, they don’t come much more versatile than Butler. He plays RB, S, KR, and LB.

At running back, in only 5 (five) games in ’20, Butler gained 505-yards from scrimmage in 61-rushing attempts. At safety, he was third on the team in total tackles (54), and second in TFLs (6).

He housed the team’s only kick return for a touchdown and was second on the team in scoring. He made the Class 3A, All-2nd-District Team as an offensive player.

When it comes to smart, they don’t come much smarter than Dustin. Butler sports a 3.9 GPA and a registered 24 on his ACT.

Jack of all trades, mastered more than his share!

We were able to talk with a college coach recruiting Butler. He, of course, couldn’t be quoted in the article but told us his school was high on the prospect and liked him at LB or RB.

We asked him if the school would be interested in him reclassified as a ’22. He told us, “Oh yes, in fact more so, really.”

Basically, Dustin is a prospect who would be a household word across the commonwealth if he played in an area of Kentucky less remote than where he is presently playing. He’s got D-1 skills and has a suitable frame for either ILB or RB. For an ILB, he could add 30-pounds the right way and be an exceptionally fast interior, second-level guy.

We believe this kid would benefit from reclassifying. We would love to get to see him play another year, unaffected by the global pandemic which robbed so many of seasons in ’20. We think he would be a top-flight HS guy and prime recruiting target as a ’22 prospect.

Congratulations to Dustin Butler, a fine member of the ’21 class who would be even more highly regarded as a ’22 (fingers crossed), from Hart County High School on his selection. We thought he could benefit from a bolt of protein, so we decided to get our friends at Mingua Beef Jerky to send him some.

Join us next week as we honor another worthy player. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from all the competition.

Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Hart County’s Dustin Butler.

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT! 

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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.

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