Now that is a freshman season!
Logan Smith is a very unassuming looking guy, especially for a linebacker. However, one can’t always judge a book by its cover and Logan Smith had a tremendous freshman campaign this past season. Freshmen are had to evaluate as they are still very much subject to physical progression. It should be fun to see what this guy grows into down the line.HB Lyon, KPGFootball Scouting Division
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary 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’s honoree is a guy who was playing middle school football just a couple years ago. This ’26 prospect is coming off his freshman season and what a freshman season!
This prospect has accomplished incredible feats both on the gridiron and in the classroom and carries the physical characteristics of a superior athlete, particularly for his stage of physical development. Today we honor Logan Smith from Calloway County High (4A). Smith has just been recently named his team’s Defensive MVP and was also selected to the All-WKC (Western Kentucky Conference) team.
Calloway County High School is located just down the road from two Murray, Kentucky area Independence Bank branches. The featured branch today is one commonly called “Patriot Square.” Patriot Square is located on 507 North 12th Street. We also have a location on 721 South 12th Street both in Murray-proper.
Get on by the Murray area locations today and see our friends. Learn why Independence Bank‘s products, people, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry.
Logan Smith possesses an upper-level, football IQ. That may result from being reared in a football family. He has a football coach in the immediate family.
We will be the first to tell you this young freshman isn’t close to achieving the physical prowess we will see from him once he matures. Smith is listed at 5’10,” weighing a slight 151-pounds.
His thin build didn’t impact his performance over his freshman campaign. Smith, a freshman playing 4A football, registered 58-tackles (led his team), a QB-sack, and 2FR’s over the course of the ’22 season. Those are very good numbers for any freshman, varsity football player.
He has some “other” notable numbers. Not all of them are related to football either. Smith is also on the Track & Field team as a sprinter.
Smith runs the 100-meter in 12.29-seconds. Smith long jumps 18’3.” Smith carries a 3.5 GPA.
Now for those of you who don’t know, track events are lazer-timed (fully automated) and the 100-meter time converts to an estimated 40-yard dash time. Smith’s 12.29-second, fully-automated, 100-meter time equates to a 40-yard dash run in the neighborhood of 4.9-5.1-seconds.
That is pretty fast for a 5’10” ninth grader. His time will get faster as both his squat max and power clean increase.
Congratulations to Logan Smith for his “Revolutionary Play” over the course of his freshman campaign. Good luck to Smith over the next three years as he continues to fight to improve the fortunes of his school’s football program.
We maintain his play this past year easily earned this magnificent freshman this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!