Kentucky Offers In-State Junior

Kentucky Offers In-State Junior

One Kentucky prospect that the Wildcats have worked to get an early start with is Jon Davis of Eastern High School in Louisville (Ky.). KSR got an opportunity to speak with Eastern Head Coach Ken Whalen.

One Kentucky prospect that the Wildcats have worked to get an early start with is Jon Davis of Eastern High School in Louisville (Ky.). KSR got an opportunity to speak with Eastern Head Coach Ken Whalen.

Possibly the top ranked player in the 2011 class in Kentucky resides in Louisville and plays for Eastern High School. Jon Davis, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound man-child plays all over the field for Eastern. He's played fullback, tight end, linebacker and safety. "His football instincts are his biggest strength," said coach Whalen. "He's a student of the game. Offensively his best quality is his hands. Defensively his best quality is the way he can break down a play," Whalen continued.

With his combination of speed (4.6 forty) and size, Davis could probably play a number of positions at the next level as well, but most colleges are already plugging him in at a particular spot. "Colleges see him as a tight end or H-back type of player. That seems to be where they like him a lot," said Whalen. "He's too big for a safety to cover and too quick for a linebacker. He presents matchup problems," Whalen finished.

Last season Davis rushed for close to 500 yards and caught passes for almost 600 yards, leading Eastern to an 11-2 mark.

After last season's efforts Davis has earned scholarship offers from several schools. "He's got offers from Purdue, Duke, Stanford, Indiana, Western Kentucky and of course Louisville and Kentucky," said Whalen. But at this early juncture there are no leaders. "He's wide open."

While Eastern has gotten off to a bit of a slow start this season, Davis has still been impressive. "We're 1-2 right now. We lost to Male and Butler. We beat Oldham County. (Jon) has played pretty well. He's been the emphasis of a lot of teams' defenses. He's our best player on both sides of the ball right now," said Whalen.

Davis will surely be a player of emphasis for a lot of schools over the next 18 months, including the Wildcats.


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