Once again it is the first of the week, which means it is time to anoint another Independence Bank 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. Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence and this week we are focusing on a player whose performance exceeded both the Louisville Male High School’s and the Louisville community’s expectations. We are focusing on a 2021 RB/OLB who didn’t get a bunch of varsity run this year at Male, being only a freshman, but someone who we predict will break onto the scene in a big way next season as a sophomore. When it happens, remember where you heard it! For the Freshman team at Male, this player both strove for and achieved excellence every single day he walked on either a practice or playing field. That player is Class of 2021, RB/OLB, Jaylin Bross, from Louisville, Kentucky.
Jaylin came up to Louisville Male‘s freshman football team from Barrett Middle School where there weren’t too many distinctions with which he hadn’t been honored. I mean he was the MVP of the Kentucky East-West Middle School All-State Classic. Bross followed that up with being MVP of the Diamond All-American Game later that same offseason and then was invited and attended the Pro-Football Hall of Fame Combine. His efforts certainly didn’t go unnoticed by this publication either as he was featured in Part 3 of our Plug-In Players series detailing the best freshman players in Kentucky entering High School and numerous other articles on KPG. By the way, we are the ones that dubbed him The Boss, a nickname he fits rather aptly I might add.
Entering his sophomore season, the 5-8 175 pound RB/OLB prospect has shown really good speed for a freshman (4.89, 40 yard dash) and elite upper body strength (16 reps at 185 on the bench). That bench press number is particularly good as if you apply the formula provided by the one-rep bench press calculator from the website, Muscle & Fitness. Sixteen repetitions at 185 pounds computes to a one-rep maximum bench press of 278 pounds. Ladies and gentlemen, that is called elite strength for a 175 pound, freshman, RB/OLB, trust me on this one. His explosion (250 back squat, 385 pound deadlift) numbers will increase substantially as he spends more time in the Louisville Male strength & conditioning program. He may already be significantly stronger as I don’t know how old the numbers reported on his Hudl page are anyway. Assuming the numbers are current, look for that 4.89 to get significantly faster as that back squat gets 350 plus.
Congratulations to Jaylin The Boss Bross for his Revolutionary Play which has earned this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky…your friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!