Xavier Burks from Fairdale High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @CoachJoshAbell @JCPSKY @Xavierburks2007 @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS

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’25 prospect plays RB, MLB, SS and all for a 5A program generally in the chase

We have been talking about versatility this offseason. We have also been destroying the myth that two-way, Iron man football isn’t played in Kentucky above the 4A level. There are players at all classifications too good to not use regardless of what phase is on the field. Xavier Burks is a prime example. This 5’11,” 210-pound “grown man” of a RB also plays very well on the defensive side of the ball and is on the track & field team for the Bulldogs in the Spring.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

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There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.   

Today we honor a ’25 two phase player many, around the commonwealth, believe to be among the best athletes in his graduating class (’25). This week’s recipient had an incredible ’23 season, one which would see him register around a 1,000-yards rushing (995), be among the leaders in receiving, rushing TDs, and receiving TDs; while being the outright leader in scoring.

On defense, this stalwart was fourth on the team in tackles (54) and among the leaders in TFLs (6) and sacks (2). Burks helped lead his team to a 7-6 mark, losing to the champion at its classification (Bowling Green “Senior” High) in the Regional Championship game.

We are featuring a program which has provided the commonwealth of Kentucky a wealth of athletic talent to enjoy and follow, from HS right up through the college ranks and onto the paid professional level. Today we feature Xavier Burks from Louisville’s Fairdale High.

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Fairdale High School has won three basketball Sweet Sixteens in the KHSAA and boasts former greats like Jermaine Brown, Carlos Turner, and of course Forrest “Frosty” Able, a former NBA player who starred in the 50s.

Fairdale is developing and contributing some football talent to the ever burgeoning athletic ledger maintained by the school and its notable alumni. We believe Xavier Burks will be long remembered as being among them by the time his career at Fairdale has expired.

Burks ran for 995-yards, was the leader in rushing TDs, among the leader in receiving TDs, and was a leader in tackles, TFLs, and sacks

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Xavier Burks was a two-phase contributor for his ball club in ’23. We have been accentuating versatility this offseason and this guy, here, has nothing to damage his case. Burks is versatile on the field and in a varsity sport off the gridiron (track & field).

Xavier Burks, Fairdale High (Lou.)

We believe Burks is a RB at the college level. We can’t rule out SS or LB the way he plays it and the way he is built, but he seems like a collegiate RB to us.

Burks is 5’11,” and weighs 210-pounds. He is a sprinter on the track & field team in one of Kentucky’s better track & field programs.

Burks gained close to a 1,000-yards (995) on the ground as a junior. He was among the team leaders in rushing TDs (11), was the co-lead in receiving TDs (2), and was the club’s leading scorer. Just his offensive contributions were sufficient to win this weekly prestigious distinction.

Burks played a little defense too. Burks was among the team leaders in tackles (54), TFLs (6), and QB-sacks (2). He played from SS to MLB on the defense which speaks to his power, explosion and speed.

Fairdale entered the playoffs coming off a 5-5, regular season record. They performed admirably in the playoffs until running into a Bowling Green buzzsaw in the Regions which beat Fairdale in route to Bowling Green’s 8th-KHSAA title.

Xavier Burks is a guy who can have a big senior year, put his teammates on his back, and lead Fairdale to a deep run in the ’24, 5A title-chase. Better look out for both them and (particularly) him!

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

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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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