Mason Co. shines @ Minnifield's Lexington Combine

Mason County stole the spotlight yesterday (4/6) at Frank Minnifield's 8th annual Lexington High School Combine. Even without star WR/DB Chris Lofton, who has decided he will only pursue basketball in college, Mason County's trio of QB Dustin Grutza, DE/OLB Andre Turner, and RB/LB Jordan Murray upstaged other competitors.

Dustin Grutza, the most publicized player in attendance, showcased the athletic ability that has enabled him to become a finalist for the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp. Andre Turner also improved his stock by turning in an impressive workout. Combines such as this, often allow previously unknown players to make a name for themselves, and yesterday was no exception. Mason County RB/LB Jordan Murray came out of nowhere and his workout was the buzz yesterday afternoon. Other notables included: Tates Creek RB/WR/DB Quincy Taylor who along with Bryan Station TB/CB/KR Christopher Seals posted the fastest 40-yard dash time, and Western Hills TE/LB Jeff Gaby who showed surprising agility.

The combine, which is hosted by Minnifield and the Lexington chapter of the National Football League's Player Association, gives Central Kentucky football players the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of collegiate coaches. The event hosted by Tates Creek High School included the following schools: Bryan Station, Dunbar, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Lexington Catholic, Madison Central, Mason County, Scott County, and Western Hills.

The event also attracted a large gathering of collegiate coaches from the following institutions: Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Morehead, Western KY, Cambellsville, Georgetown, Cumberland, Kentucky St., and Carson-Newman. Kentucky was represented by Special Teams Coordinator Steve Ortmayer, Recruiting Coordinator Joker Phillips, and Defensive Coordinator Mike Archer along with Mike Chism.

Stay tuned to BBN for more information regarding the Lexington Combine.


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