As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area, as part of our coverage area largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksville comprise one metropolitan area in spite of one city being in Kentucky and the second laying just across the Tennessee state line.
Now some of you may not realize the connection between Clarksville, Tennessee and Elkton, Kentucky. Up until opening a school in Elkton, Kentucky; all Todd County residents once attended school in Clarksville, Tennessee. Some county residents, particularly those who reside in Guthrie, Kentucky, still attend high school in Clarksville to this very day. Robert Penn Warren, Todd County’s most famous native son, graduated from high school in Clarksville. It is in that vein that we award today’s distinction to an Elktonian.
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Now, many of you who regularly read our on-line magazine are well aware of Joshuah Keith. We have before featured him and tweet out about him quite frequently as the photograph above this paragraph certainly indicates. He is the top-rated QB in the Kentucky class of 2024, is a middle school All-American, and has just auditioned (and impressively) for Team Kentucky Future Stars.
Words can’t describe the year Joshuah Keith has put together. For one, the 7th grader led his middle school football team to a 9-0 regular season and a berth in the playoffs as a Region I, 1-seed.
After that, Joshuah Keith was selected to the most prestigious Junior All-American football game (The Bret Cooper, Dallas, Texas) where he was QB-1 for the 15-under East team though only 13-years old. That just never happens.
Keith was awarded the Russell Wilson Award at the All-American game which was fitting as every coach on the East All-American staff felt Russell Wilson was like whom he played. The coaches also felt Willson was the QB with whom Keith shared the most skills in the ole tool-box.
Joshuah Keith ran a 4.7-second 40-yard dash at the Bret Cooper, ran a 4.73-second 40-yard dash at the BAGOS elite-Sevens combine at the Sportsplex in Hopkinsville, then ran a 4.69-second 40-yard dash at the Future Stars combine in Barren County last weekend. Do we even need to tell you a rising 8th grader running like that is flying?
Can he throw the football? Well, he tossed it over 50-yards in the air at the Murray State University QB camp which selected him the outstanding QB at the camp grades 7th-10th grade.
The most telling thing about him is this is a prospect KPGFootball did text Ricco about post-the-Barren County combine. Ricco Hughes is the director or Kentucky Future Stars football. We asked Hughes, How’d the QB from Elkton, Ky do? Ricco’s response…You mean, little Russell Wilson? We would say he has an excellent chance of carrying his fantastic year on into the Tennessee-Kentucky Future Stars’ Classic which will be played in Clarksville this summer.
Congratulations to Joshuah Keith, Class of 2024, QB-Safety, for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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