6’2,” 185-pound ATH did it all for the Warren Central Dragon program
Again, this is a ’23 prospect and we don’t often cover ’23’s this close to the opening of the next season. However, Jean Aime is heading to Union College to play his college football in Kentucky and he really turned around a program which had certainly seen better days.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
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Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player who did it all for his program over the course of his senior season and was richly rewarded with a ride to Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky to continue his career. Today, we are featuring Kayumba Jean Aime, a ’23 ATH from Warren Central High School who may have been among the very best and most versatile footballers in all of the commonwealth over the course of the ’22 season.
Jean Aime’s performances, especially over his senior season, exceeded reasonable expectations for the Dragons from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Jean Aime and his teammates are coming off a 5-6 season which gives the program hope it may be poised to continue the dramatic upward ascent back to where this proud program once competed…at the highest levels in Kentucky.
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Mark Nelson has breathed new life into a once proud, accomplished Dragon program. A team which went winless for years, won 5-games a year ago. That is astounding.
Kayumba Jean Aime was a big reason for the turn in fortunes. Jean Aime threw for 1,364-yards and 11-TD’s while leading the club in rushing with 574-yards gained and 10-scores “the hard way.”
Jean Aime was the ball club’s leading scorer (67-points) and his passing TD’s were credited, point-wise, to the receivers. Jean Aime in addition to his 10-rushing TD’s also converted 3-extra points and scored 2-two-pointers.
Something you don’t usually see, especially in 4A football with a player as called upon offensively as Jean Aime, is your QB also playing defense. Jean Aime was the exception to that rule.
Jean Aime was among the team leaders in tackles (27), while both forcing and recovering a fumble. Can’t imagine any kid having any more value to a team’s bottom line in all three phases than Jean Aime.
Jean Aime is 6’2,” and weighs in the 185-pound range. His signing with Union College evidences the Bulldogs’ commitment to keep our finest players in Kentucky where we all can continue to enjoy their careers.
Jean Aime is a player who probably doesn’t play much QB in college, though that can’t be completely discounted. We see Jean Aime as a WR/C/KR/PR type at the next level.
Jean Aime has superior height and length. He also has experience contributing to his team’s fortunes in all three phases of play.
Congratulations to Kayumba Jean Aime both for his Revolutionary Play over the course of his HS career and that which is to come in ’23 and beyond as a college player at Union College, all of which has earned him 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 all of you reading this to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!