Introducing: Chad Cessna

Hopkinsville High sophomore Chad Cessna is one player to watch in the western part of Kentucky. The big lineman talked with FOX Sports Next.

Hopkinsville High sophomore Chad Cessna is one player to watch in the western part of Kentucky. The big lineman talked with FOX Sports Next.

Chad Cessna is blessed with great size at 6-foot-5, 270-pounds, but he's not just a big man. Cessna says he is a cerebral lineman as well.

"My strengths are pass protection and that I'm a smart player. I can recognize blitzes and pick them up most of the time," Cessna said. "I'm trying to get stronger and faster. And I'm working on finishing blocks and also being a more consistent player."

Cessna was a part of a struggling program at Hopkinsville, but last season there was light at the end of the tunnel. And Cessna's own individual play mirrored that of his program.

"I feel like I played alright. I didn't play at as high of a level all the time that I could have. But for the most part, I played fairly decent."

Cessna is just beginning to reap the rewards of his play last season and is beginning to hear from a few schools.

"I've gotten a couple of letters from Middle Tennessee State and Princeton. Also I got some camp brochures from Michigan," said Cessna.

"I went to visit Austin Peay last November. I was going to go to Middle Tennessee's spring game, but my coach that had planned to take me was unable to take me," he said.

FOX Sports Next will keep you updated on Chad Cessna.


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