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 player from Christian Academy-Louisville who led the Centurions in ’20 in several statistical categories and all of 3A in some categories too. His name is Easton Messer and he is considered among the very best the commonwealth has to offer at any position in the sport of football, particularly among the skills.
Messer’s Christian Academy-Louisville is not too far from the famous St. Matthews Square branch of Independence Bank. St. Matthews Square is on 3901 Shelbyville Road in Louisville. Get on by and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.
Easton Messer, a former Kentucky Future Star, is easily among the hottest Kentucky high school prospects out on that recruiting trial right now. Messer has picked up a pair of D-1 offers in Ball State and Marshall’s “Thundering Herd.”
Marshall just signed Darion Dearinger in this year’s class, so the boys from Huntington, West Virginia seem to be scouring the Bluegrass for big-time talent. The Herd looks to be pleased with the results.
Not many prospects enter their senior seasons having already drawn offers from D-I programs. Then again, there aren’t too many Easton Messers around the commonwealth or any other state.
There aren’t many players in the commonwealth, in any graduating class who have been timed, legitimately, at 4.4-seconds in the 40. Not many prospects can lead all of 3A in receiving TDs, are able to short-shuttle in 3.94-seconds, or are capable of maintaining a 3.7 GPA at one of Kentucky’s elite private high schools (Christian Academy-Louisville). Then again, and for the second time, there aren’t too many Easton Messers around the commonwealth or any other state.
You don’t have to tell us Easton Messer from Louisville, Kentucky is special. We’ve seen him play. We’ve watched him compete. We’ve studied his statistics, we’ve broken down his combine and on-field performances.
Messer is just one of the scores and scores of former Kentucky Future Stars and members of #Brotherhood to lead the way on the gridiron in Kentucky. The Future Stars program is known, far and wide, for producing football players in each of Kentucky’s 6-respective classifications, who blaze trails for other players throughout the commonwealth to follow.
Easton Messer is certainly one of those trailblazers. Messer was first-team, all-district in ’20 for the Centurions. He led all of the 3A classification in TD receptions with 10. He has started for 3-years in one of Kentucky’s premier programs, heading into his fourth season.
Messer is 5-10 and weighs 180-pounds and works offseason with Chris Vaughn at the Aspirations Gym. While Messer may be a bit out of frame, these days, for what some colleges look regarding “edge targets” on offense; to quote the man who trains him in the offseason, Chris Vaughn, “How tall is 4.4-seconds in the 40 with a shuttle time of 3.94?” The logical answer is, “As tall as it wants to be.”
Messer lists WR and KR among his positions and he has seen extensive time for CAL in both roles. We would submit he might add “corner” to his list of possible, next level positions.
There are lots of 5-10, 180-pound corners all over the FBS, power 5. There are few true 4.4’s and 3.94’s anywhere outside of the two best conferences in football, the AFC and the NFC.
Don’t kid yourself, that 3.7 GPA from CAL will play a big factor in this prospect picking up offers on down the road and from where. Kids with those type academic scores open for themselves possibilities about which most prospects can only dream.
Look for this kid to fetch himself some offers from service academies and Ivys. Then, ultimately, look for teams like Northwestern and Stanford to join the chorus.
Congratulations to Easton Messer, for his Revolutionary Play in 2020 and what we know lies ahead this coming Fall in ’21, with a full accoutrement of games on the slate. All of this has earned Messer this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!