Linebacker Tim Patterson is one of the state's top-ranked players, but receiver-cornerback Stephan Robinson is equally talented. Scoggins says both should be in the mix for Mr. Football honors.
Scoggins says Patterson is an even better player than incoming UK freshman linebacker Ridge Wilson, a football and basketball standout at Central.
"Athletically Ridge is better. As a football player, Tim is way better than him. He is a true linebacker. You look at Ridge and sometimes catch him not putting his nose in there like a linebacker should. Tim is a kid who will knock a wall down. He will be the first one to put his helmet on and go get it. He is a true linebacker. He is going to be special," Scoggins said.
What about Robinson?
"He is coming on and his (recruiting) star rating going up. He does a lot of good things for us. We are going to move him around and give him the ball even more this year. When you run a 4.3 40 and can catch, good things are going to happen," Scoggins said.
" He has got lot better just running routes. Now we have a route runner with speed and he's dangerous. He's going to be special, too."
He thinks Wilson and Mister Cobble, a defensive lineman and another incoming UK freshman from Central, will both play for the Cats as true freshmen.
"They are not two kids who will come and be redshirted. Cobble is outstanding. He will require double teams. He is just going to get stronger and stronger. His hands and feet are his best qualities. He can get off the ball well," Scoggins said.
"Ridge is a sponge for football and loves the game so much. It will be real hard to keep him off the field. He is a freak of nature in a good way. He works at it. He gets in the weight room and works so hard. He does everything he needs to do to make sure he is ready to play the game. His goal is to play on Sundays and he knows what he has to do to get there. In four or five years we are hoping to see him and Mister both playing on Sundays."
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