The Albatross, as we call him, is rounding into ’25’s most dominant offensive lineman
This is a ’25 prospect who may have the longest wingspan in the KHSAA. The 6’2,” 288-pounder has an 83-inch wingspan (6’11”), 11-inch hands, and has been manning down the center position for one of the premier 6A programs in Kentucky High School football. His family calls him, “Spike.” We have our own nickname for him around the offices of KPGFootball (we call him “Albatross”). Many big-time, D-1 programs are calling him all the time.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Today we honor a guy many, around the commonwealth, believe to be among the premier interior OL in the ’25 graduating class. This ’25 prospect has shown himself to be one of the more versatile and well-rounded athletes in the Derby City possessing among the more enviable frames. Today we feature Isaac Sowells, Jr., from Louisville, Kentucky’s Male High School.
This is a prospect his family calls, Spike. For reasons which will appear more definitive below, we call this big fella “The Albatross” around our offices.
Louisville’s Male High School is located just down the road from two Louisville area Independence Bank branches. The featured branch today is the one located on St. Matthews Square (pictured) on 3901 Shelbyville Road. We also have a branch located on 1900 Colonel Sanders Lane both in Louisville-proper.
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We sponsored an All-State football team back months ago. Many around the commonwealth took issue with our overlooking or snubbing Isaac Sowells, Jr.
We can assure you we meant nothing by it and that there was no snubbing intended. We, like many of our brethren, resolve ties in favor of the older player; thinking the younger player has “years left to go yet.” We’re afraid Sowells fell prey to being a sophomore.
That aside, there appears to be little debate about Sowells being the top OL in his ’25 class. He started all year long for Male High and played the position as near to flawlessly as a high schooler is even capable.
Sowells has some enviable attributes for any OL particularly one destined to pass-set often, particularly in college. One of his more prized attributes is length. We attribute length to appendages, arms and legs.
Now Sowells has an 83-inch wingspan and 11-inch hands. In case you didn’t know the longest wingspan in the bird kingdom belongs to the Albatross. The Albatross has an 11-foot wingspan and is a carnivore, interestingly enough.
Isaac Sowells, Sr. played collegiately at Indiana University in the Big-10 conference (FBS, Power-5). “Big Sowells” is about 6’5,” and judging by the wingspan, there is no reason to expect “Little Sowells” won’t just stretch his 6’2,” frame on out to 6’5″ before he is through.
Sowells tips the scale at 288-pounds. We don’t expect that number to remain anymore stagnate than his height.
One of the best attributes about The Albatross is his 3.8 GPA. Now, we just featured this particular prospect in January of this year. We have linked the article for you for your convenience.
Since publishing that article, this prospect has picked up a few D-1 offers. We can tell you, as Sowells is matriculating through the camp/combine season before his junior year, this guy will get plenty more offers. He’ll make a bunch of All-State teams too.
We maintain his play this past year easily earned this magnificent ’25 prospect this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!