@frankie2knight from @LCAFootball2021 a real diamond in the rough. @CoachDCharles @Oakley_Watkins @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootbll @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

Frankie Knight is an athlete with obvious physical gifts. He also has enviable speed.

We knew this about him when he was in middle school. We covered him when he clocked a 4.6-second 40-yard dash at the Kentucky Future Stars combine way back when.

Now, the ’22 prospect is still among the speediest players in central-Kentucky if not all over the Bluegrass. Knight has been clocked at 11.32-seconds in the 100-meter; 22.25-seconds in the 200-meter; and 7.49-seconds over 60-meters. All three of those are laser-timed.

That 60-meter time is particularly relatable to the 40-yard dash football players commonly clock at football combines. The conversion formula is the 60m time multiplied by .6096. That means Frankie Knight runs the 40-yard dash in 4.56 on the laser.

He’s a legit 4.5 forty guy. His handheld time is probably around the high 4.4’s. Trust me, that is flying.

Knight played WR/CB at LCA but is mostly seen as a CB next level. He has good size and length for a corner (6-0, 170-pounds) and he is plenty physical. Knight reports a bench press of 245-pounds and a squat of 345.

He played in 13 of LCA’s football games in ’21. According to the team’s self-reported statistics, he had a handful of receptions and a smattering of tackles.

We don’t know how many passes he successfully defended or broke up as that is not a statistic high schools record. We are told he was a lock down guy along the third level on one of the most well stocked rosters of which any team, at any level of competition, could possibly boast.

Frankie Knight is a prospect on whom schools would be wise to keep close tabs. This is what we call in the business a “diamond in the rough.”

Coaches can teach scheme to a kid. Hard to teach a 4.5-second, laser-timed 40.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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