Theo (Keyshawn) Jones from Tates Creek looking for the right place to land… @theothekid5 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @TCreekfootball @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLPreps

Tates Creek routinely produces top-flight athletic talent like Theo the Kid!

Versatile, two-sport ’23 among the very best left standing in his graduating class!

Theo “The Kid” a.k.a. Keyshawn Jones is one of the more polished and accomplished athletes in the ’23 class in all of Lexington, KY. As Lexington is the commonwealth’s 2nd largest city, the previous sentence is a mouthful. Some lucky team out there could really strike gold with this late add. Jones is lengthy, twitchy, and a dynamic playmaker capable of hitting the home run anytime he touched the football.

Fletcher Long, Chief of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball

Our cutoff date of covering any graduating class is generally National Signing Day (NSD). NSD is the first Wednesday in February.

There is an earlier signing period in December. It is now known as the “Early Signing Period.” Football people aren’t very clever.

Either way, our coverage of a prospect loosely commences in 7th-grade and continues on through NSD of the year in which the prospect is set to graduate.

There are exceptions to every rule, as the reader surely knows. We hate to leave the ’23’s with such an accomplished and talented member of that class still out there looking for a place to sit in the “Musical Chairs” game we know as recruiting.

Some call him “Theo,” some call him “Keyshawn,” and others refer to him as “Theo the Kid”

HB Lyon, Senior Sports Writer, KPGFootball

Theo Jones from Tates Creek High in Lexington, Kentucky is known by many names. Some call him “Theo,” some call him “Keyshawn.” To others, he is “Theo the Kid.”

Regardless of how he is referred to, he is known by all football fans in the Lexington area as a superlative high school athlete. Jones played RB, this year, for Tates Creek. He plays baseball too, starring on the mound and in the outfield.

Though only playing in eight (8) games this past season, Jones sill managed to be ranked 22nd among the top-50 ground gainers in the entire 6A classification. Jones led his team in rushing, rushing TD’s, and was among the leaders in scoring.

He also played some defense. Two-way deployment is something you don’t see too often in Kentucky’s largest classification.

At the time of writing this, we believed Jones had yet to sign with a college to play football at the next level. We could have been wrong about this, and he could be headed to the school of his dreams and we just missed it; but we monitor these things closely and don’t believe we are in error.

Jones…ranked 22nd among the top-50 ground gainers this past season in the entire 6A classification

KHSAA statistical website

That is why we have written this feature. It would be a terrible shame (and waste) for some school to not see what may amount to a tremendous opportunity to “late add” superlative athletic skill with a D-1 frame.

Jones is 6’1,” weighs 180-190 pounds, with plus explosiveness, quicks, twitch, top end speed, and back-third length. Jones can also play RB or even slot WR, next level, should a team be looking to add a little offensive firepower.

We suggest you use the Twitter handle, included within the title of this article, to reach out and gauge this prospect’s interest and availability. Don’t bother thanking us, this is what we do.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

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