’25 WR turning heads out on the camp circuit
First of all, we need to stress this is a ’25 prospect playing football in Kentucky at the 5A level. His not having played much to date isn’t too significant even if injury related, and we don’t know why he didn’t get much run last Fall. However, going forward, there is every reason to believe this guy finds the field. We can give you 4.5-seconds worth of reason…that being his 40-yard dash time. Speed like that is impossible to sit when a junior.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
There is no better time than the present 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.
Today we honor ’25 WR, Lincoln Acree, from Mayfield, Kentucky’s Graves County High School.
Acree’s Graves County High is very close to a very valued member of the Independence Bank family. There is a Mayfield branch of Independence Bank, well known in the industry as the branch on “Revolution Square” which is located at 100 East College Street right in Mayfield, Kentucky.
I don’t know how many high school football players across the commonwealth run a 4.5 (flat)-second, 40-yard dash, but they are few and far between. Forty-times are among the most misrepresented statistics around the football world.
Everyone claims they clip off 40-yards in 4.5-seconds. That would be the functional equivalent of running the 100-meter in track around 11-seconds, flat. Go check this year’s HS track & field championships and see who many champion sprinters ran that time in the respective state championship meets.
Acree offers some evidence which seems to corroborate his 40-time. Acree has a close to 34-inch vertical and a 4.34-second, pro-agility (short) shuttle (5-10-5). He’s also a sprinter on the Track team.
Speed thrills and kills. You will hear a ton of football coaches quote that to you.
When one has a 4.5-second player on the roster, even if he is 5’8,” and weighs 150-pounds, there is just a ton of fun stuff a coach can do with him, from a standpoint of deployment. Guys with that kind of speed can jet-sweep, return punts and kicks, play corner, cover punts and kicks, and many, many other things.
So what will Graves County do with Acree this coming Fall? Looking at some film of his from the WKU prospect camp. We would suggest WR.
Acree has great hands, gets full extension to “high point” footballs, and can put a defender on his back and catch the football away from his body where only he can reel in the ball. Those are text-book type skills receiver’s coaches search for both at the HS and college levels.
It is too soon to predict this kids ‘next level’ prospects. One has to master the present level before moving on to the next.
What we can tell you is there will always be a place at the table for a WR with good hands and great speed. Someone has to catch the ball. Someone has to defend against an opponent’s completing passes at the third level.
Independence Bank wants the community to know we stand prepared to help our friends and neighbors in every conceivable way. Sponsoring a series of articles to promote middle and high school football athletes in the communities we serve is an omnipresent example of this commitment.
Congratulations to Lincoln Acree for his Revolutionary Play 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 you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!