It is important for people to know their jobs and accept their roles. Well, you won’t have any problem with Jaycob Davis, those of you who are big Fulton County Pilot fans.
The Pilots have had quite a bit to cheer since Coach Bridges accepted the reigns of the proud program. They have had quite a few college prospects shuffle through the program from Broc Bridges to Caleb Kimble to Tyler Love. They are beginning to get tremendous notice around the western end of Kentucky as a team with which to reckon.
Now the Pilots had a rough ’20. With the global health crisis this same thing could be said of everyone of us.
Remember, while they were 1-6, they blasted Ballard Memorial, a 2A ball club, 62-0. The Pilots dropped their opener to Class 2A, perennial Tennessee power, Union City, by a couple scores on the road. The Pilots lost to South Fulton (TN) by six, lost to Greenfield (TN) by four, and dropped the Russellville game by a single point. Plus, the Pilots were only 13-points on the short side of a 27-14 score against Class 5A Muhlenberg County.
Not all 1-6 records are similarly composed. This one was a few breaks away from a season to remember.
That was then. This is now.
While the Pilots lost quite a bit of talent off last year’s roster, somehow they always seem to come up with college-worthy talent, year after year. This year we will enjoy the debut of, perhaps, ’25’s largest athlete.
Jaycob Davis is 6-4 and there aren’t too many six-four kids in the ’25 class. He also weighs 405 pounds and in that category we are quite sure he stands alone.
One can’t say this guy is the least bit confused about what he is supposed to be doing on a football field. Davis published on his Twitter page, “My JOB (is to) protect my QB and pave the way for my RB(.)”
Well, Davis isn’t wrong there. We believe Davis already possesses many of the tools to do both things well together with an ever-heightening ceiling.
Right now, Davis is a baby faced, late bloomer who has huge hands and feet to go along with his long arms and legs. Translation…we don’t believe he is even close to done developing. There is a very good chance he matures into a monster.
We aren’t worried about the “baby-weight” which young prospects, particularly freshmen, often carry. First of all, James Bridges will work that off of this prospect like he has so many others. Secondly, Davis is far from alone across Kentucky when it comes to young freshmen entering the lineup before they are physically “finished.”
All of the physical attributes shelved for a moment, our people in western-Kentucky tell us Davis moves his feet well, is surprisingly nimble, and is a much better athlete than one would expect. Plus, Davis will only get better with the addition of strength training, conditioning, strength training, and maturity.
Davis figures to play offensive line for the Pilots. He is among the freshmen we believe will play very early on Friday nights from across the Kentucky high school football landscape.
With young players coming along like Jaycob Davis, and with the stars shuffling through its yearly rosters, is there any wonder why the program fills its stands yearly? No it doesn’t amaze us one bit either.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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