’23 corner elects to enroll his fortunes with the Cardinals at U of L
When last we heard, Cheirs was headed to Murray State. Well, it would appear the kid with the big-time, FBS frame (6’3,” 190-pounds), has decided to set his sights on the big time. We are excited for this kid’s opportunity to make his dreams a reality. In our book, that is certainly an award-worthy week’s worth of work.Fletcher W. Long, Head of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a versatile football player who excels at basketball too, who has elected to take his talents to The Atlantic Coast Conference in the FBS, Power 5 level of NCAA, Division 1 football (UofL). Today we are featuring ’23 corner/Ath from Madisonville, Kentucky’s North-Hopkins High School named Dustin Cheirs.
This versatile multi-sport athlete (basketball and football) helped lead the Maroons in ’22 to a 7-5 finish and now he is getting ready for tournament basketball playing for North-Hopkins. North-Hopkins has been historically known as a tough customer in the 4A classification and players like Dustin Cheirs has been a major reason why.
Dustin Cheirs’ performance this past season exceeded all reasonable expectations for his team and resulted in his having numerous exciting opportunities to land on big-time college football rosters. Cheirs has elected to play for the Louisville Cardinals, like a favorite of ours from years gone by (Reece Jesse) likewise opted.
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Destin Cheirs is 6’3,” and weighs in around 190-pounds. Cheirs projects as a corner in college though sliding over to safety isn’t completely out of the question. This is a kid who could easily put on some pounds and move up to the second level and play OLB for Louisville.
This kid is a legit 4.5-second, 40-yards dash guy. We have had that time corroborated for us by numerous Madisonville-area sources.
Last year for the Maroons, Cheirs was a two-way contributor. On offense, he caught 7-passes for 145-yards and a couple of scores. Defensively, he registered 17-tackles, 2-picks, and 30 IRNY’s (Interception Return Net Yards).
We were able to speak with Kentucky Future Stars’ Director Ricco Hughes about this particular prospect who came up playing in Hughes’ outstanding program. He told KPGFootball, “Louisville’s coaches can do a ton of stuff in the secondary with athletes framed out like Cheirs. We are excited to see what he does with this opportunity.”
Congratulations to Destin Cheirs for his “Revolutionary Play” through the ’22 season and good luck to the young phenom as he gets prepared for Power-5, FBS football on the college level. His play to date, and that which is forthcoming, has earned this framed-out, versatile, two-sport, HS varsity superstar this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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