Centre College is a football program which is white hot on the recruiting trail. Why not? Centre is widely referred to as “the Yale of Kentucky,” has some 60-million in facility upgrades underway, is among the top contenders, every year, for SAA supremacy and coming off an 8-2 record where the Colonels narrowly missed out on a trip to the NCAA’s.
No school out-works or out recruits “…the little school that could.” Few schools rival the talent the Colonels routinely sign.
The quality of the in-state kids Centre is able to ink yearly is shocking. The appeal the prestigious program wields with out-of-state kids has it landing incredible talent yearly from outside the commonwealth to go with its in-state yearly haul.
This year seems poised to be no different. The incredible talent seems to be continuing to stockpile.
Last night, Centre College was going to host its “Night of Champions.” This was to be a night where the school was bringing in, for overnight, some of its top targets with other top targets scheduled to come in over the course of succeeding weekends.
The night was postponed due to weather. However, one of its top RB/ATH targets made his way through the storm to Centre’s campus anyway.
Gabriel Walker is a division one talent with Ivy league intelligence. Centre College feasts off of prospects with similar characteristics by routinely signing kids of whom the same may be said.
Walker played for Stewarts Creek High in Tennessee. In only 8-games this past season, Walker carried it 158-times for 1,063-yards and 19 rushing TDs. He scored 20-TDs and accounted for 1,238-all purpose yards over the abbreviated season.
For his career, the top-target, in only 17-games of run, gained 1,946-rushing yards over 276-carries with 30-rushing TDs. The combination ATH/RB combo is 5-10 and weighs a solid 190-pounds.
For purposes of being recruited by the likes of Centre College, one of the country’s foremost liberal arts colleges, he also sports a 3.85 GPA. In the end, that may well be his most impressive statistic.
Walker is a game-changer for a program which boasts itself as life-changers for those who sign-on for its unrivaled experience. On this “Night of Champions,” which has now been postponed due to inclement weather, one very significant champion found his way to Danville regardless.
From what we are hearing, Gabe Walker is one champion who had an exceptional night. We have also been told (by a little bird) Walker made an exceptional impression on many more champions already attending Centre.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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