’24 RB has flourished at North Laurel
Ethan Gregory is certainly a name people who follow high school football find familiar. He transferred from Corbin to North Laurel and has been a spectacular performer for the Jaguars while there. Gregory is one of the more sought after prospects in Kentucky, particularly at RB, and his 4.0 GPA isn’t hurting anything either.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
Ethan Gregory has turned up everywhere this offseason. He has camped at FBS, Power 5 schools, he has camped at NCAA D-2’s and D-3’s, and he has hit the NAIA circuit.
Gregory is an impressive prospect and one of Kentucky’s top-10 or so returning RB’s in the ’24 graduating class. Last year, playing 5A competition, Gregory gained 1,245-yards in 200-carries with 10-rushing TD’s. His ’23 season figures to be even bigger.
Gregory is 5’8,” and weighs 180-pounds. Good running backs are built like barrel-racing quarter-horses, if you are familiar with the horse industry. Thick, low to the ground, able to change direction on a dime, all of those attributes, prized in “barrel-racers” are likewise prized in RB’s.
Gregory runs the 40-yard dash in a consistent 4.62-seconds. Gregory 3-cones in 6.60-seconds. Gregory short-shuttles (5-10-5) in 4.18-seconds.
Gregory has a 32-inch vertical and a 102″ broad jump. We did mention the 5’8,” right?
Gregory is a “horse” in the weight room too. According to information gleaned from a discussion with the prospect’s father, Gregory bench-presses 305; squats 455; power-cleans 265; and deadlifts 450. Just think, there are still a couple months to go before his senior season commences.
In our discussion with Michael Gregory, Ethan’s father, we learned a few more things. “Coach Fox (OC) has reached out to Ethan 4-times since our visit. Fox has invited him back to Centre on June 27. If Centre offers, Ethan tells me he’s committing on the spot!”
If you’re a Colonel fan, that is super news. The Colonels have successfully utilized players with eerily similar skill-sets as Gregory possesses.
Remember E-Town High’s, Jay Becherer? We can’t be the only ones to notice the anatomical and athletic similarities. Becherer had a tremendous career for the Colonels and was starting by the time he reached his sophomore season.
Can similar success be in the card for Gregory in Danville, Kentucky? Well, to hear his father talk…we’ll find out when the Colonels offer. That could well be tonight!
This is Fletcher Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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