Pillow talks about his junior year

Bowling Green junior Blake Pillow had a strong season on the way to another 5-A state championship. The speedy back talked with FOX Sports Next about his year.

Bowling Green junior Blake Pillow had a strong season on the way to another 5-A state championship. The speedy back talked with FOX Sports Next about his year.

Bowling Green finished the season at 15-0 with a second straight 5-A championship. The Purples were led by a strong group of juniors, including Blake Pillow. Pillow rushed for 544 yards and nine touchdowns. He caught 26 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns.

"It was pretty good. I had a lot of big plays to help my team," Pillow said. "In the John Hardin State Semi game (I had a big play) to make it to state," he said.

Pillow is mostly known for his speed (4.43-forty), due to his diminutive size (5-foot-8, 155-pounds), but he feels like he's already improved both of those aspects.

"I've gotten much faster and stronger and also off the football field, I have gotten much more focused in the classroom," he said.

It won't be long before Pillow begins to hear more from colleges. Right now he's hearing mostly from some of the smaller area programs.

"I've got looks from Austin Peay, Lindsey Wilson and Western Kentucky. I like Louisville's program too," said Pillow. "I'll probably take an unofficial visit to Lindsey Wilson. That's really small, but I just like to state in touch with all the schools," he said.

If Pillow and Bowling Green have another season like the last two and Pillow keeps improving, that school list will expand. And Pillow is now focused on that goal of winning another state title.

"(Winning back-to-back championships) is the best thing that could happen. Everybody doesn't get that chance. We did it through the hard work during the preseason. It's time to get back to it and try to get another one," he finished.

FOX Sports Next will have more on Pillow in the future.


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