Out of the commonwealth spotlight: Don’t be surprised if this Hoosier (Caleb King) doesn’t end up on a Kentucky team’s roster. @CentreFootball @CalebKi02709985 @CSmithScout @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball

Pekin, Indiana's Caleb King visiting UofL

6’6,” 265-pound ’24 DE/TE would appear to be a highly sought after piece of man-power

This kid has one of those frames which just don’t grown on trees. Caleb King preps in Indiana but that doesn’t mean he won’t end up on a Kentucky roster and that roster may be UK or Louisville, who knows? The kid has a 4.32 GPA so he’s doing it in the classroom too.

HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball

Every now and again, when the mood strikes us, we decide to feature an out-of-commonwealth kid. Matter of fact, there are some of you who have been with us a few years who probably remember our featuring Clarksville, TN kids at one time owing to Hopkinsville (KY) and Clarksville (TN) being considered one metropolitan area.

It isn’t uncommon for us to feature out of state kids pledged to Kentucky colleges or universities to play collegiately. Remember the feature we just did about a month ago concerning the DT Centre College had plucked out of East Texas?

To make a long story short, we were doing research and Caleb King came upon our radar and the more we studied about him the more we wanted to feature him. You see, King is exactly for what a program is looking when slotting either the TE or the DE positions.

First of all, there is King’s frame. King is 6’6,” and weighs a well put-together 265-pounds. The Eastern High class of ’24 member reports a bench press of 285, a back squat of 520, and a deadlift of 740-pounds.

King broad jumps nearly nine-feet (8’11”). King runs the 40-yard dash in 4.78-seconds. King carries a 4.32-GPA.

King benches 285, squats 520, pulls 740, broad jumps 107-inches, and clips 40’s in 4.78-seconds

Figures registered online with the prospect’s social media postings

Now we don’t know how to get online and review King’s statistics from his junior season. We can tell you this from his highlights linked above, King played a considerable amount of football in the other team’s backfield.

As for his next level prospects, King has recently attended both IU’s (Indiana University) and UI’s (University of Indianapolis) mega-camps. Indianapolis is an NCAA-Div. 2, but a really good one. IU plays in the Big 10 Conference in FBS, Power-5 (NCAA-Div. 1)

With this prospect’s grades we would be shocked if Ivy-League schools and prestigious Near-Ivy’s don’t also take a swing. After all, college is to set you up for life, not necessarily foretell NFL stardom. Nothing sets you up for life any better than the Ivy-types.

In signing a Caleb King, these prestigious schools would be getting an NFL-type, framed-out TE or DE. Those don’t grow on trees, you know.

Sometimes you can find them within 29-miles of Louisville. We’ve seen that happen. We saw it happen today, in fact.

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

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