The football season is over in Kentucky and many student-athletes are receiving accolades. Today, Scout Kentucky Preps releases their top 20 for the 2011 class.
SKP presents prospects 11 to 20.
10. Jerrell Moore – 5-11 175 ATH – Fern Creek – Jerrell Moore is one of the most explosive players in the state. Moore is capable of scoring any time he touches the ball. Versatility is one strength for Moore as he can play running back, wide receiver or defensive back at the next level. Moore is one of few players in Kentucky’s 2011 class with elite speed. Moore is committed to the University of Louisville.
9. Michael Fluellen – 6-5 200 WR – Seneca – Michael Fluellen burst upon the scene this year after an injury plagued junior season. Fluellen formed a formidable duo with quarterback DaMarcus Smith. Fluellen was one of the top receivers in the state. Fluellen, while not blessed with blazing speed, is fast enough to run by the defender and also has the strength to take the ball away from defenders. Fluellen can also go up and get the jump ball over most defensive backs. Fluellen is currently considering Illinois, Central Florida, Louisville and Kentucky.
8. Forisse Hardin – 6-1 200 S – Ballard – Flo Hardin is one the most athletic prospects in the state of Kentucky. Hardin is capable of playing several positions on the field on both the high school scene and the next level. Hardin is most known for being a great hitter on the defensive side of the ball. Hardin could bulk up and play linebacker, but right now he’s projected to play strong safety. Hardin is committed to Indiana University.
7. Jalen Harrington – 6-3 215 S – Fern Creek – Jalen Harrington was a jack of all trades this year for Fern Creek. He often played linebacker, safety, running back and quarterback. Harrington is an effective, strong runner with the ball in his hand, and possesses an intensity that is required to compete at the next level. However his future likely lies on the defensive side of the ball where he flies around forcing turnovers and making tackles all over the field. Harrington is committed to the University of Louisville.
6. Zach West – 6-5 290 OL – Lexington Christian – Zach West is the most skilled offensive lineman in Kentucky’s 2011 class. West has great size and strength. West excels at drive blocking on run plays, when he routinely buries his opponent into the turf. West is also versatile enough to play any of the five positions on the offensive line, making him a valuable player at the next level. West is committed to the University of Kentucky.
5. Darrian Miller – 6-6 275 Tackle – Bryan Station – Darrian Miller is a lineman with a high upside. Miller has great size and overall athleticism. Miller also has the long arms needed at the tackle spot. As Miller gets stronger and improves his footwork, he could be the best player in this class after years of development. Miller is committed to the University of Kentucky.
4. Jon Davis – 6-3 235 TE – Eastern – Jon Davis is listed as a tight end prospect, but he spent most of his time running the ball as a running back this season. Davis is a jumbo athlete who could fit into a number of positions and be an effective weapon at any of them. Davis appears to be an ideal linebacker prospect, but his ability with the ball in his hand cannot be overlooked. Davis is committed to the University of Kentucky.
3. DaMarcus Smith – 6-1 185 QB – Seneca – DaMarcus Smith is another dynamic player in Kentucky this year. Smith possesses a big arm and the ability to make throws on the run. Smith has improved his pocket presence, but he also has the ability to get out of the pocket and make plays with his legs. Smith is committed to the University of Louisville.
2. DeVante Parker – 6-3 190 WR – Ballard – DeVante Parker is the most explosive receiver in the state of Kentucky. Parker was virtually unstoppable all season, even when being regularly double-teamed. Parker combines the ability to go up and grab the jump ball with the ability to blow by the defensive back assigned to cover him. Parker is committed to the University of Louisville.
1. Lamar Dawson – 6-2 235 LB – Boyle County – Lamar Dawson is one of the most highly touted players in the state of Kentucky. Dawson is outstanding at wrapping up the ball carrier and bringing him down with authority. Dawson also has great lateral speed, running down the line and often exploding into the backfield to make a tackle for loss. Dawson is considering Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Oregon and USC. Louisville and Florida are also being considered, but are likely on the outside looking in.