Monday, June 6, 2011

Isaac Jeffers - Kenton High School

Sometimes even guys like me cannot see the " forest for the trees." Sometimes I get so caught up in evaluating players across the state that I miss one or two in my backyard. Such is the case with Kenton High School's Isaac Jeffers. All of 6'4-250, he just continues to grow and get stronger. Watched him workout at a lineman's camp and he is impressive.

First saw him his sophomore year. He was playing defense for the Wildcats. Playing DE and some linebacker. Long arms. Good balance. This past season, he played much the same type of positions. But you could see him growing into his body. Over the winter he worked hard in the weight room and added strength and good weight. He did not play varsity basketball last winter, which was a mistake. He needs to improve his footwork and basketball will do that. Plus he was a force in the paint.

Although he has played just on the defensive side of the ball in Mike Mauk's two platoon system, I can him see playing some offensive line this fall. Maybe a college center at the next level. Toughness is evident. Really needs to keep working on quickness drills, mainly because he has grown so fast. Most schools are going to look at him on the OL. Do not believe he is BCS level, but he is a scholarship guy.

Speaking of Kenton, Maty Mauk long jumped 22'11 1/2 and placed second at the Ohio High Schools State Track Championship. I wonder if the recruiting analysts who rated him second and third in the state have ever watched him in person.

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