@LaytonDavis4 Class of ’23 from @CaldwellCoFB is a Tiger in many, many ways… @minguabeefjerk @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

Sometimes “Tigers” are athletes competing for the Class 2A high school in Princeton, Kentucky called Caldwell County High. Sometimes “Tigers” are defined as someone known for being fierce, determined, or ambitious. Finally, “Tigers” may also refer to “A very large solitary cat with a yellow-brown coat striped with black, native to the forests of Asia…”

There is an old Indian proverb about Tigers I just love. The only thing scarier then riding on the back of a wild Tiger is the dismount.

There are lots of ways to be a “Tiger.” Layton Davis is one by about any definition one wishes to use.

We have covered this particular prospect since he took his region by storm as a freshman nose guard who started on a dad-burn good Caldwell County team back in the Fall of 2018. Since then, Davis has reclassified, for those of you doing the math and noticing his being a ’23 prospect doesn’t quite add-up.

We’ve always called him Layton Davis. He may be going by “Drew” now. We’ll call him whatever he prefers. He’s just that good. After all, one doesn’t want to argue with a Tiger.

Layton “Drew” Davis

Way back, in 2019, we published an article we are linking for you now. In that article, we asked whether Layton Davis was the best NG in his class in all of Kentucky. This was when he was in the ’22 class.

Here it is, Fall of ’21, and we are still of the opinion he is his position’s best player in his graduating class across Kentucky. Like we have before said, he’s just that good.

We have had the privilege of running into Davis at a few recruiting stops. We know he has been offered by Morehead. We know Centre College has offered.

We know there are a lot of schools on him. We believe Centre College may be the “leader in the clubhouse” for his services.

We’ve seen him at Centre quite a bit. He loves them. They love him in return.

Davis is 6-0 and weighs 260-pounds which he wears like it is 220. That is a good thing.

Davis, No. 55, against Murray High last Friday night, a game we would have never picked his Tigers to win by the way, had 9-tackles and one of the team’s five (5) TFLs. He’s doing all of that along the interior with his hand in the dirt.

On the year, Davis already has 60-stops with 16-TFLs and 3 QB-sacks. Again, he plays with his hand in the dirt along the defensive interior. Every scouting report for every team they play reads, “Gotta stop double nickels (55).”

He’s getting the type production we have detailed. He’s slipping up on no one.

Let me translate all of that for you. This kid is a Kentucky High School, first team, All-State defensive lineman at year’s end. He will probably be one next year too.

That is our opinion for whatever that counts. Wait a minute…Snap, that’s right! We have a vote!

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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