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. Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player whose performance has exceeded the Louisville community’s expectations. We are focusing on a Class of 2022, number one rated lineman in American in his class, in 6-6 and 350 pound, Kiyaunta Goodwin. In honor of Future Stars and the combine occurring in both Tennessee and Kentucky for the game to be played in the summer between the two teams, we believe Goodwin will be at Louisville Ballard today trying out for this year’s Kentucky Future Stars’ team. This years Classic will be held at Georgetown College.
Now there are a ton of fantastic players coming out of the middle school ranks preparing for high school football all around the commonwealth of Kentucky. Many of them will plug-straight-into high school lineups from the varsity’s first snap this next Fall. There are not a ton of publications which preview this talent for you, like we do, which is why we are having such an incredible run of success. Someone who does get a ton of ink, from both other publications and from us, is 6-6, 350 pound, 8th grader, Kiyaunta Goodwin. When you are considered the best offensive lineman in the country in your class, you tend to get a ton of ink. It goes with the territory. Kiyaunta has been offered by UofL, UK, Georgia, among others and he hasn’t left middle school. Before it is all said and done, he will be sporting offers from everyone in FBS, power 5 conferences.
Goodwin trains with our friend Chris Vaughn with Aspirations Fitness Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. If the name sounds familiar, it should, as they sponsored last year’s Freshman and Sophomore AFI-KPG All-State football teams. Chris in an interview with news.com.au and the author of the piece, James Matthey (@jamesmatthey), said about his prized protégé… This is definitely the biggest kid I’ve seen at [his] age. (A) kid like that, at that size, doesn’t really have to do much. But him coming in and doing that work is what will separate him from everyone else. Vaughn went on to add that, I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of special kids from this area to come out of here, and he has a chance to be the one.
Now I covered Kiyaunta when he camped with Team Kentucky Future Stars, 7th grade, last year at Murray. I can attest and agree with Vaughn that…you really can’t comprehend his size until you compare him to others. However, Goodwin is way more than just big. Goodwin has good feet and is freakishly athletic with enormous hands and exceptional strength. If he gets his mits on a defensive lineman, it’s done. For this incredible, jumbo athlete, the sky is truly the limit.
Anyway, congratulations to Kiyaunta Goodwin 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 KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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