Press Release….For Immediate Publication…the Freshman All-State Team in Football

On behalf of the Aspirations Fitness Institution in Louisville, Kentucky, and its CEO, Chris Vaughn, together with the Commonwealth-wide Selection Committee for the Kentucky Prep Gridiron, we are proud to list the names of the 2017 Freshman All-State Football Team. Articles detailing the reason for selection will be published on and released by position groups over the course of the next few days. We are proud of these young men and all the young men who were studied and considered and additionally congratulate the selection committee on its hard work and dedication to this task: Without further ado, the following are our reported selections:

Class of 2021, The Offense

QB-Arren Hash, 6’1″ 150 Campbellsville High School

RB-Ethan Mills, 5’8″ 170 Knox County Central High School

RB-Brandt Babin, 6’1″ 185 Christian Academy of Louisville

WR-Eli Blakey, 6’1″ 160 duPont Manual High School

WR-Dekel Crowdus, 5’9″ 140 Frederick Douglas High School

OL-John Mudd, 6’2″ 280 Louisville Waggoner High School

OL-William L. Long II, 5’10” 260 Hopkinsville High School

OL-Braden Ferguson, 6’1″ 210 Lexington Bryan Station High School

OL-Cameron Willis, 5’9″ 210 Johnson Central High School

OL-Trent Clavey, 6’0″ 230 Louisville Ballard High School

OL-Johnathan Blackburn, 6’5″ 320 Paintsville High School

Class of 2021, The Defense

DL-Darian Dearinger, 6’3” 225 Anderson County High School

DL-Alton Jefferson, 6’2” 220 Louisville Trinity High School

DL-Braeden Babin, 5’11” 187 Christian Academy of Louisville

DL-Zack Russell, 6’3” 200 Johnson Central High School

LB-Justice Thompson, 6’0” 225 Louisville Ballard High School

LB-Austin Gough, 6’1” 215 Owensboro Senior High School

LB-Zach Yates, 5’9” 200 Logan County High School

LB-Preston Spurlock, 5’10” 190 Leslie County High School

DB-Elijah EJ Austin, 5’9” 160 Hopkinsville High School (posthumous selection)

SS/Rover-Frank Turner Jr., 6’1” 190 Franklin County High School

DB-Christopher Forehand Jr., 5’7” 150 Louisville Trinity High School

DB/Nickel-Bryce Yates, 5’10” 135 duPont Manual High School

DB-Roman White, 5’9″ 165 Louisville Trinity High School

Class of 2021, The Athletes (these are players who have played a variety of places on all sides of the ball)

Athlete-Seth Mounts, 6’2” 185 Belfry High School

Athlete-LaVell Wright, 6’0” 185 North Hardin High School

Athlete-Isaac Dixon, 5’10” 170, Belfry High School

Athlete/KR-Braxton Cannon, 6’0″ 165 duPont Manual High School

Class of 2021, The Specialist

PK-Ben Schofield, 5’9” 145 McCracken County High School


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