Outstanding two-way player as a running back and defensive back at Senior HS in Owensboro, Ky. ... As a senior, rushed for 1,796 yards on 158 carries, an 11.4-yard average, and 20 touchdowns ... Caught 11 passes for 183 yards and four TDs ... On defense, accounted for 72 tackles ... Also had two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, and broke up eight passes ... His combination of offensive and defensive prowess earned first-team all-state honors from The Associated Press and third-team all-state laurels from the Louisville Courier-Journal ...Tabbed to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top 22 seniors in Kentucky ... Area Player of the Year as voted by the coaches ... Named to the PrepStar All-South team ... Rushed for 1,369 yards his junior year and was a two-year selection for the all-district and all-area teams ... Three-year starter at tailback and two-year regular at safety ... Helped lead his team to a 37-7 record, advancing to the state championship game as a sophomore and junior and the state semis as a senior ... Coached by Gordon Powers ... Will be a three-year letterman in track, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes along with the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays ... Went to the state meet in all four events last year, capturing the state title in the 4x100 relay ... Honor roll student ... An uncle, Vince Buck, played for the New Orleans Saints ... Drew recruiting attention from numerous other schools such as Louisville, Cincinnati, Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, and West Virginia.
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