Class of ’22 T/DT a champion everywhere he competes!
There is a term in high school football which may need defining for some of you. For others, it won’t.
That term is “Dude.” While hard to define, football scouts and coaches all know one when they are seeing one.
A “Dude” in football is a man among boys, someone who dominates the action, the guy many of the other players fear and dread having to play. Dudes come in all shapes and sizes. Dudes are “not to be played with” as a favorite coaching friend of mine is fond of saying.
At KPGFootball, we know “Dudes” when we see them better than we can define what makes a player a “Dude.” Zane Christian is definitely a “Dude.”
Zane Chrisitan is one of the more dynamic, defensive down lineman in Kentucky High School football. We don’t really think it appropriate to call him a “break-out” prospect because the jury seems to have pretty well rendered a favorable verdict on him.
Christian helped lead the TomCats from Paul G. Blazer High School to the Class 3A championship in ’20. Along the way he had 41-tackles, 11 TFLs, and 3-QB sacks.
He was underlined in every scouting report of every team on the schedule. It’s not like they were just blocking him with one guy. C’mon, you know better than that. He drew a double, minimum, every snap.
Christian is 6-3 and weighs a well-carved up 235-pounds. He’s a guy who will play considerably thicker than that on the next level.
He’s a highly ranked wrestler. He carries a 4.0 GPA and has a registered ACT score of 28. This means he can literally play wherever he should choose. Guys with scores like his have lots of choices.
Christian made the Herald-Dispatch All Tri-State team. Christian was selected All-Area. Christian was honorably mentioned on the Coach’s All-State Team and seems assured he will crack the AP Team whenever it gets released.
Now making the all-this-or-that team is important to the kids. Coaches don’t put too much stock in them.
There are a lot of misses on any all-something team. We have been voters on enough of them to say that with certainty.
We would like to “get them all.” We don’t even come close.
All-Anything teams sell papers, generate interest in and discussion about the high school game. That is why they exist. They do what they are supposed to do.
We don’t need anybody else to look at this guy to tell you this is an All-State, first-team, caliber performer. High schools who play Ashland-Blazer know it. College coaches know it. Now, you know it.
This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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