Last season Bath County struggled to a 2-9 record with few bright spots, however individually Clark Kissick had a chance to show some of his own assets.
"I didn't play as loose as I could. My first few games, we didn't play so well. Nobody knew what we were doing," said Kissick. "I still don't' feel that I played to the best of my ability, even when things began to click (at the end of the year). I was having to do a lot more thinking than I should," he said.
Kissick, a 6-foot-1, 235-pounder, is a skilled passer who ran the Kentucky Wildcats offense last season and had to make some adjustments. But Kissick believes he has the skills to run the offense.
"My accuracy is something that I live off of," he said. "Last year the announcers said I threw the ball too hard. (Now) I don't try to kill people when I'm just five yards away. I can put the ball just about anywhere on the field when I need to," he said.
The sophomore is also working to make some physical changes to his body.
"I'm trying to transform my body into looking more like a quarterback. I'm trying to drop about 15 pounds. Right now I'm playing baseball, so it's not easy to do. I'm trying to get my footwork down and get into more a (Tim) Tebow type of game," he said.
There's another part of Kissick's game that reminds you of Tebow as well: his leadership and football I.Q.
"I try to be the leader that everybody can come to on and off the field. I try to make smart plays. I don't try to do spectacular stuff. A lot of my game is the mental aspect of just playing smart football and seeing the field," he said.
Kissick has receive interest from a variety of schools at this point and while there are no offers on the table, he will likely be one of the most highly recruited quarterbacks in Kentucky next season.
"Eastern Kentucky sent me an invite to their camp. Louisville and Kentucky have recruited me some and Georgetown has shown interest," Kissick said. "Out of state schools (interested) are Missouri, Colorado and North Texas," he said. "Coaches from Missouri and Colorado have seemed to be the most interested."
Last season he threw for 1570 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also rushed for four more scores.