Introducing: Devon Key

The 2016 class in Kentucky looks as if it will continue the upward trend of talent in the state. One player who may be slightly flying under the radar is Lexington (KY.) Bryan Station High safety Devon Key.

The 2016 class in Kentucky looks as if it will continue the upward trend of talent in the state. One player who may be slightly flying under the radar is Lexington (KY.) Bryan Station High safety Devon Key.

Devon Key is one of the top players in Fayette County after a strong sophomore campaign. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back is known as an athletic defender who isn’t afraid of contact.

“I feel like it was a pretty good year. I’m ready for my junior year, though. I want to try to make a name for myself and hope to get some offers,” Key said.

Key, who had 67 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore, has a solid skill set that with continued work will translate well to the next level.

“I feel I’m pretty aggressive. I can cover pretty well. I pick up on things pretty quick. I got for big hits when I can and if I can’t (get the big hit), it’s going to be a pretty good tackle,” he continued.

Key had an opportunity to show his skills to a couple of colleges at their individual camps this summer. He also has other camps that he may explore attending before the summer ends.

“I have camped at Kentucky and Cincinnati as of now. I plan on attending Kentucky again, and Alabama. I might try to go to Western Kentucky and Louisville if they have anymore,” Key said.

Kentucky, the hometown program, was a solid performance for Key and he felt good about the feedback he got from the coaches.

“That camp went well. There was some good competition. I think I did good in the individual drills with the position coaches. I did okay in the one-on-ones. They told me to work on my start for the 40 and just to also get back into football since I have been playing baseball. They invited me to come back in July,” Key said.

There is also another connection to Kentucky for Devon. His father, Donte Key, played linebacker for Kentucky in the 1990s. But Key says that his father won’t influence his decision.

“He has talked to me some about his time at Kentucky. He just wants me to make the choice that is best for me when it’s my time,” he finished.

Scout.com will keep you updated on Devon Key.


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