Kentucky's Breakout Performers

Kentucky has several young players who made names for themselves this season. Scout.com shares a few of the young players who could lead the next couple of classes in the state.

Kentucky has several young players who made names for themselves this season. Scout.com shares a few of the young players who could lead the next couple of classes in the state.

Dishan Romine – 5-10, 170-pounds RB – DuPont Manual – Romine stepped in for an injured teammate this year and managed to lead the Crimsons in rushing with 1139 yards and 10 touchdowns. While he's not a huge running back, he does run big and aggressively. Going into the season Romine will be a player that the college coaches watch.

Shane Fields – 5-11, 170-pounds WR/DB – Eastern High – Fields was a force on the defensive side of the ball as a sophomore and then during his junior year he made his name as a wide receiver, catching 32 balls for 619 yards and seven touchdowns. He also still had seven more interceptions on the other side of the ball.

Nacarius Fant – 5-11, 165-pounds WR – Bowling Green High – Bowling Green needed a threat to catch the ball and make big plays this year and Fant, a sophomore, answered the bell. While he needs to develop his strength, Fant is quick and has good overall speed. He is still learning his role as a receiver, but he's a tough player to stop. He caught 52 passes for 1069 yards and 9 touchdowns this season, while leading Bowling Green to this weekend's state championship game.

Lincoln Quick – 6-1, 190-pounds LB – Bowling Green High – Bowling Green has one of Kentucky's stingiest defenses and Lincoln Quick has been in the midst of all of that. The sophomore has been one of the top tacklers on the Purples' team this year with 77 stops. He's also got two fumble recoveries, one leading to a touchdown.

Ryan Timmons – 5-11, 180-pounds ATH – Franklin County – Ryan Timmons has been a do-everything type of prospect for Franklin County. He's rushed for more than 1000 yards and also caught more than 1000 yards of passes this year. The junior has an offer from Kentucky at this point, but additional offers are a virtual certainty for the speedster.

Daeshawn Bertram – 5-11, 230-pounds LB – Trinity – Daeshawn Bertram has been a dominating player on defense for Trinity, locking up the middle of the defense and helping hold opponents in check. While Bertram isn't blessed with great straight ahead speed, he takes on blocks well and knows pursuit angles. This season he's leading Trinity in tackles with 63. He also has 15 tackles for loss, two sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Dierrieus Dumphord – 5-11, 190-pounds RB – Scott County – Dumphord is a player who is a physical runner who absorbs contact and bounces off. But he can also make the defender miss in the hole and also in the open field. The junior has helped Scott County to a 14-0 record and a spot in the 6A state championship game with his 1148 yards and 19 touchdowns.


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