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Acree camping around Kentucky and turning heads

’25 WR/CB combo hasn’t had much play to date; but, his speed will be hard to sideline

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

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 how many champion sprinters ran that time in the respective state championship meets.

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.

When one has a 4.5-second player on the roster…there is just a ton of stuff a coach can do with him, deployment-wise

Fletcher Long, Senior Sports Writer, KPGFootball

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 coaches search for both at the HS and college levels.

It is too soon to predict this kid’s ‘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.

That someone has to be fast!

This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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