’24 multi-sport standout has both a lethal and comprehensive skill-set
Trayton Price is one of the more versatile and skilled athletes in western Kentucky. He can play corner and play it very well. He is a dynamite receiver. Price is a punt/kick returner who can make any coverage lapses pay a horrendous price. Price is an outstanding baseball player who plays OF/IF and is a RHP on top of it. Price, a ’24, will end up among the more sought after prospects on this side of the commonwealth.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
The title to this piece is making a reference to the television game show, “The Price is Right.” Many of you might not be familiar but that show first aired in 1972 on CBS with Bob Barker as its host. Barker retired in 2007, Drew Carey took over for him, and it is still running today.
TV Guide called it the “greatest game show of all time.” March of 2022, it was inducted into the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Hall of Fame.
Trayton Price is the Price around the Warren East High football program. This particular Price has come into his own and is headed toward a spectacular senior season. Hence the title. We think it one of our better attempts.
Price is 5’11,” 165-pound speedster you would have trouble tackling in a phone booth. He plays WR/CB on a team which competed at the 4A level a year ago going 12-1. Price is not just a two-phase contributor. Price is a dangerous member of the punt/kick-off teams as a returner, making him a three-phase contributor to a team which competed at the very top of one of Kentucky’s larger classifications a year ago.
In ’22, the all district performer who also made all-district in baseball, carried the football 8-times, gaining 98-yards from scrimmage and averaging 12.2-yards per carry. Price at WR caught 46-passes, gaining 838-receiving yards or 18.2 per reception with 12-TD’s receiving.
Defensively, at corner, Price registered four (4)-picks with 57 IRNY’s and a “pick-six.” We have it on good authority, Price was among the leaders in INT’s, IRNY’s (Interception Return Net Yards), and pick-sixes on the year.
Active in the return game, Price averaged 20-yards per kick return and 15.2-yards per punt return. He was among the team leaders in both of those categories as well. Averaging over 15-yards a return in the punting game is a real weapon and would rank among the commonwealth leaders in that statistic.
High school punter usually average between 25-35-yards per punt. If you’re taking it back over 15-yards per attempt, it is like getting a turnover on downs. Let’s just say Warren East is hard to beat in the field position battle.
Price also sports a 3.8 GPA. That brings Ivy-League, service academies, and near-Ivy’s into the hunt for his services. His versatility and the fact he could also play on the college’s baseball team makes structuring an attractive package to land this superstar all the easier.
Yessir, the Price is Right for this ’24 multi-sport, three-phase performer. Colleges…come on down!
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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