Kentucky's top ten breakout performers

There are always sleeper prospects who explode onto the scene during their final year of eligibility. This year should be no different. Here are a few players who will have a chance to make names for themselves.

There are always sleeper prospects who explode onto the scene during their final year of eligibility. This year should be no different. Here are a few players who will have a chance to make names for themselves.

Jeremy Harness – RB – 5-foot-9, 175-pounds – Jeremy Harness - John Hardin High - rushed for 1500 yards last season as a junior and now that he doesn't have to share the ball with another proven 1000 yard rusher, he'll likely get more carries this year. Harness is one of the state's most explosive backs and is a threat to score each time he touches the ball. This year, he could lead the state in touchdowns.

George Stone – LB – 6-foot-1, 210-pounds – St. Xavier - If you haven't heard of George Stone, you will likely hear about him this season. He's going to be the leader of another tough St. Xavier defense. Stone is fast and aggressive and if he remains healthy, he will likely lead the Tigers in tackles this year. Stone is a college prospect with a lot of potential. His stock will rise during the season.

Kiante Northington – WR – 5-foot-9, 165-pounds – Butler - Nobody has worked harder than Kiante Northington. The Butler senior improved his forty time from a 4.65 to a 4.48 this off-season and with his already excellent hands, he could have a big year. Always the competitor, Northington could be one of Jefferson County's top wide receivers if he can get enough balls thrown his way.

Quintez Sutton – WR – 6-foot-3, 180-pounds – DuPont Manual - Quintez Sutton is a big, talented receiver. He's been on the radar for both big schools in Kentucky and looks like a player who could explode this year if Manual can get a consistent passing game. Sutton is long and physical and already looks the part of a college receiver.

Tray Carr – ATH – 5-foot-10, 185-pounds – Madisonville-North Hopkins is in a remote location out in western Ketnucky, but before this season ends, Tray Carr will draw his share of looks from college scouts. Carr is fast and shifty with his compact body. He throws the ball fairly well as a quarterback, but his future appears to be at slot receiver or as a defensive back. His athleticism will be a factor where ever he lands.

Jordon Thurman – DT – 6-foot-4, 290-pounds – Louisville Central – Thurman was all set to be a big time contributor for St. Xavier last year, but wound up sitting most of last season. Now he'll be playing at Central where he will anchor the defensive line. Thurman is one of the biggest prospects in Jefferson County and could see his stock explode if he gets off to a good start this year.

Benjamin Lawler – QB – 6-foot-3, 190-pounds – Scott County – Technically Ben Lawler has already broken out. Lawler ended last year on a high note and has carried it over to camp season where he has turned heads all over the country with his camp performances. Most years he'd be the top quarterback in Kentucky, but right now he sits just behind Towles and Pike due mostly to their overall size. Lawler will have a big year for Scott County passing and running.

TreyVon Neely – LB – 6-foot, 220-pounds – Doss – Possibly the most unknown name on this list is TreyVon Neely. Neely won't wow you with his speed or his size, but his stats will get your attention. Last year he had 94 tackles including 17 for loss. Neely plays hard every snap and does a great job fighting off blocks and weaving through traffic for the stop. He should be in line for another strong season.

Goose Cohorn – WR – 5-foot-10, 190-pounds – Dixie Heights – Cohorn had a very good junior season last year, but most of the attention was on his teammate, Zeke Pike. Cohorn, however, has all the tools to play at the next level and the work ethic to boot. Cohorn is fearless and physical and could have a huge year if Pike is able to throw the ball this season as well as people expect.

Ronjae Morris – RB – 5-foot-9, 165-pounds – Male – Ronjae Morris makes plays. He consistently makes big plays for his team every game and every season. But he's always in the shadow of a teammate. This year, the show is his and Morris is ready to have a big year. He's gotten stronger and worked more on his speed. Expect Morris to rush for nearly 2000 yards and 20 touchdowns if he gets the necessary touches.

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