This guy is a subscriber to the 3-F’s…Faith, Family, and Football. With his frame and the way he plays football, we would expect this ’24 C/LS to get to play plenty more football at whatever level he should choose. He has plenty of schools on him already and, with his GPA and ACT registered scores, the sky is the limit here.HB Lyon, KPGFootball, Scouting Division
Wyatt Buffington is exactly for what I always looked in an offensive center when I was fielding offensive lines. He’s 6’3,” weighs 285-pounds, can long snap, and is smart as the dickens. That last part, being smart as the dickens, may expand his recruitment to exciting lengths.
Buffington plays his high school ball at Murray High. Now Murray, Kentucky, where Murray High is located, is a paltry 11.8 miles down US-641 N from Puryear, TN, where Buffington reports living, if his social media posts are to be credited. One might say this Tennessee resident has “volunteered” to play football across the line in Kentucky.
Buffington has played it very well. He has made the All Western Kentucky Conference team, twice, and is a candidate for All-State honors this coming year.
Murray runs the football. In ’22, the Tigers grounded out 3,469-yards from scrimmage and 41-rushing TD’s in 499-carries. The same offense passed for a little over 600-yards with 11-thrown scores.
Leading the way in this ground swell of offense was Buffington who was among the team leaders in “pancakes” with ten (10). It isn’t easy for any offense to average over 7-yards a carry and 3.5, or so, ground scores a game. It is especially a chore for any offense which the opponent knows is going to run the football, come heck or high water.
Now, this kid plays 2A football. Players at this level commonly go both ways (Iron Man football). Get this, he played very well on the defensive side of the football. Buffington registered 44-tackles and a pair of TFL’s.
Translation, Buffington is a great athlete, in addition to what he does as a football player. He’ll make a tremendous get for any next-level program’s front.
That next level could be an FBS program or it could be a prestigious “near-Ivy.” Look for service academies, FBS mid-majors, the “ancient eight,” and other prestigious academic programs to get in the mix here.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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