The Protein-packed Performer of the Week from @minguabeefjerky is Bradlee Baker from Southwestern High- @bradlee_baker @SW_PRIDE_ @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @1776Bank @840WHAS

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’25 OL/DL has found a defensive home on the edge…

Bradlee Baker is an edge guy who doubles across the offensive front. Baker is 6’1,” 210-pound edge rusher who makes considerable contributions. Baker has a 3.7 GPA and is a guy who appears to be headed to a full dance card so long as he doesn’t limit himself. This is an excellent football player playing for an excellent program.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

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There are lots of spectacular football players around Kentucky unlikely to be selected to an All-whatever team for reasons unrelated to the player’s performance. Sometimes it comes down to knowing the right people or playing for programs which promote talent. It can be the simplest of things.

Bradlee Baker, ’25 OL/DL, plays for one of Kentucky’s premier programs. He is 6’1,” and weighs 210-pounds, and had a very good year playing defense in ’23.

Baker registered 39-tackles, 5.5-TFLs, and contributed three (3) QB-sacks. To top it off, he also recovered a fumble.

Now Baker also lists OL among his positions. He has a frame which could easily sustain deployment along one of the interior slots, up-front in college, depending on the weight he can add and the level at which he hopes to compete.

Southwestern is a proven training ground for effective offensive line play. Its front five this past season paved the way for 483-points, 3,682-yards gained from scrimmage, and another 1,508-yards passing. The team scored 48-TDs rushing with 15 more tallied through the air.

That is outstanding production in 13-games. The team finished 9-4 and lost the regional championship game to a 5A finalist (Cooper High) by the score of 24-14 in Somerset.

Like most years, Southwestern was in title contention. The Warriors finished the year the 6th-highest RPI in its classification. What else is new?

Southwestern was in 5A title contention in 2023 like it is most years under Head Coach Jason Foley

Friday Night Fletch

Now Baker has more to recommend him for Saturday play than just his physical dimensions. He has taken the time, in the classroom, to carry a 3.7 GPA.

That kind of performance is one recruiters relish and enjoy soliciting. He’ll find his dance card will fill up in earnest this summer.

Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Southwestern’s, Bradlee Baker. 

This is Friday Night Fletch reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE. Don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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