Kentucky Draws First Blood for 'Boro OL

The city of Owensboro (Ky.) and its neighboring cities have brought forth many great things to the Division 1 hardwood, but very rarely do they produce much on the gridiron.

Poised after watching neighboring high school power Owensboro (Ky.) High School land stud linebacker Tyler Wimsatt to Louisville last year, Catholic head football coach John Edge is making plans of his own in landing one of his kids into the big-time marketplace.

Edge, just two years removed from having record setting quarterback Zach Barnard sign with Marshall, houses one of the state's best offensive lineman in Paul Millay.

"He's a big strong kid," Edge said. "He's very quick with his feet and has really enabled us to run screens effectively as well as in the passing game, too. He's strong and really fast for his size."

According to Edge, his 6-foot-4, 285 pound offensive lineman, who is projected as an offensive guard at the next level, already sports offers from Troy State and Kentucky.

"He's got an offer from Troy State, as well as Kentucky," Edge said. "(Kentucky) sort of knew (Millay) was a solid choice and went ahead and offered him, which was very smart for them. The quicker you get on kids, the better chance for the kid to get to know your program and the coaching staff.

Asked what brought about the offer from Kentucky; "They liked the whole total package on him. He's quick, you know alot of snaps they saw that I sent to them, he was out running screens and in zone plays, which saw him get outside a whole lot and showcase his athleticism. With his big body, that's impressive."

Millay led his team last season with 16 pancake blocks. A two-year starter for Catholic, the Owensboro (Ky.) native is excited to have his first two offers in the bag.

"It's a very good offer," Millay said about the UK offer. "I'm not gonna make any final decisions or anything like that because I haven't even played my senior season yet, so to make any sort of commitment wouldn't be smart, but I'm definitely happy with the offer."

A strong contender for Millay's services could be former UK assistant and o-coordinator at Owensboro Catholic and newly signed coach, Tony Franklin.

"It's gonna account for something," Edge said. "You know, Tony, he's seen and worked with Paul the last few years. 2004 he worked with us the whole year. Tony's a solid coach. saw the film. he's gonna keep his doors open."

"Troy, they seem pretty interested in me and have been on me for a while," Millay said. "Louisville has sent alot of letters. A number of schools have sent letters actually. Vanderbilt, UK, UL, Penn State, Michigan State, Arkansas, Auburn."

Millay's current favorites are Kentucky, Louisville, Troy and Vanderbilt. "I don't mind moving away," Millay added, "but I don't feel like moving all the way across the country. I'm mainly just looking at the Eastern part of the country. I have a brother in California, so I might consider them."

Whomever lands the services of Millay, who excels in the classroom with a 3.3 GPA as well as on the football field, will also be getting a humble young man. "I don't wanna sound like the best because I gotta alot of work to do," the senior-to-be added. "As far as what kind of player I am, I'd like to consider myself a team player, but honestly, that's for other people to judge me as and not myself. I'd hope they'd understand that I don't wanna just win the games for my benefit, but for everyone."

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