Storm Warning: Micheal Gossett is throwing his hat in the ring for the title, “World’s Most Famous Gossett”

Storm Warning: Mattox Allen

’27 RB/FB has shown flashes at JV level

Michael Gossett is a stocky, short-necked type who can play either RB or FB. The Storm’s offense responds well to such a role. It is graduating, this Spring, a two-time All-Stater at that slot in Calil McNary. Can Gossett fill these shoes? We’ve seen flashes. We will need to see much, much more and this offseason, in the weight program, would be a great place to start.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

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Michael Gossett is a ’27 RB/FB who wore No. 46 last season and No. 52 from time to time. We suggest he stick to No. 46 or lower as he will probably play quite a bit in the offensive backfield beginning in ’24.

Gossett is also vying for the title, “most famous Gossett.” The competition may be a bit stiffer than you realize.

Louis Gossett Jr. is among the most respected and beloved actors on stage, screen, and television. Gossett was the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as Sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman.

Gossett also won an Emmy. He played “Fiddler” in the ground-breaking series, “Roots.” Gossett also won two Golden Globes and has his own “star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but who is counting.

Phillip Gossett was an American musicologist and historian. He served as the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor of Music at the University of Chicago. It was once claimed Phillip Gossett did as much for Italian Opera as Maria Callas or Arturo Toscanini.

If a young player will put in the work, we have no doubt he can be a vital piece of the puzzle for us moving forward in our program

Chris Manning, Head Football Coach, Hopkins County Central

As you can tell, in the race for most famous “Gossett,” Michael Gossett is not quite there with either Louis or Phillip.

Give the young man a little time. He’s only a freshman/rising sophomore.

Gossett has great vision and balance and he is able to see the lanes permitting his breaking runs. He cutbacks well and doesn’t tend to run backwards, which is a direction RB coaches don’t favor.

Gossett can develop into an important offensive piece for the Storm’s offense if he is willing to work. We caught up with head coach, Chris Manning, and he had this to say about up and coming talents, generally:

“Football survives on any staff’s ability to develop young talent. Young players, when they have talent and desire, can certainly find success in football or any other sport.”

Manning continued, “Many of the young guys we have are still developing, physically. If a young player will put in the work, we have no doubt he can be a vital piece of the puzzle for us, moving forward, in our program.”

Can our Gossett catch the other fine “Gossetts” who have, before, worn the proud surname? We may have an answer to that, sooner rather than later.

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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