We are big fans of Ethan Gregory from Corbin High. Matter of fact, we are big fans of the Redhounds who promise to have a very fine football team again this season. Gregory’s time in the “hot box” is right now and he promises not to disappoint as he continues to build his résumé for why he is the next big thing from the commonwealth to hit the next-level circuit.Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and member of the KPGFootball Editorial Board
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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.
Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performer, Class of ’24, RB/DB, Ethan Gregory from Corbin, Kentucky’s Corbin High School, wouldn’t it?
Gregory is a 3-sport athlete at Corbin High. Gregory also sports a 3.7 GPA in Honors classes. What Gregory does in the classroom is going to open doors for him which won’t be opened for many other athletes.
Gregory plays Football and Basketball, together with Track, and has taken up a 4th-sport (Tennis) at which he has flashed brilliantly we have been told. That is quite a bit of athleticism.
Looking at his “measurables,” Gregory is 5-8, 178-pounds. We call that “Wandale Robinson” sized.
We also believe Gregory to be perfectly suited for football at a service academy and so far both Army and Navy agree. Both of those service academies have invited him to its prospect camps, along with numerous other D-1’s at both the FBS/FCS levels.
Gregory doesn’t have Wandale Robinson speed and quicks, at least not yet, but he is working on it. Gregory has camped everywhere this summer and has been consistently timed around 4.6-seconds at 40-yards.
Scouts tell KPGFootball that should Gregory get his laser timed 40 in the 4.5-seconds or better range, the Wandale Robinson comparisons, and Gregory’s recruitment, will start taking on entirely different dimensions. Gregory is working on it. We wouldn’t bet against him.
Like Wandale, Gregory is a beast in the weight room. We have seen Gregory power clean 245-pounds, back-squat around 400, and stroke the college bench press rep weight (225-pounds) 9-repetitions. Applying the old one-rep calculator (which we have always found amazingly accurate) to 9-reps at 225, you will see a one-rep, estimated maximum lift of nearly 300-pounds.
There is one thing about those pesky weight-room numbers, they can’t be faked. They are what they are and they tell recruiters something about a prospects work ethic and drive to succeed. Coaches at the high school level minimize them sometimes, but college coaches do NOT!
Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and exceptionally versatile ’24 player, and rising Junior, could use a bolt of protein. The company volunteered to send him some straight away.
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 Corbin High School’s Ethan Gregory.
This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR!