Jeffersonville Star Getting Wildcat Interest

One of the more intriguing prospects that Kentucky has taken an interest in is Toba Omotinugbon. Omotinugbon is one of the best athletes in southern Indiana. KSR had a chance to speak with Steve Cooley, head coach of Jeffersonville (In.) High School.

One of the more intriguing prospects that Kentucky has taken an interest in is Toba Omotinugbon. Omotinugbon is one of the best athletes in southern Indiana. KSR had a chance to speak with Steve Cooley, head coach of Jeffersonville (In.) High School.

At 6-foot-1, 240-pounds, Toba Omotinugbon is built like a truck. But he's not just size, hes also got speed and work ethic. "He's just an aggressive, hard-hitting athletic football player. From defensive end and linebacker, he can shut down half the field," said Cooley. "He's got the intangibles. He's a great kid and he's smart," Cooley finished.

While he plays defensive end at Jeffersonville, Omotinugbon is viewed by the Wildcats as a linebacker. "Kentucky's looking at him at linebacker. He needs to gain more experience there," said Cooley. "He plays hard and he can run. He's kind of a tweener, but he's built like a "mike" linebacker," Cooley finished.

Toba's not only a solid football player, but he participates in track and field as well, throwing the discuss and running anchor on the 4 by 1 relay team. He also squats 500 pounds in the weight room.

Leading his team to a 4-2 record, Omotinugbon has 37 tackles (26 solo), seven tackles for loss and two sacks.

So which schools are most interested in the services of the Jeffersonville Red Devils' star? "Well, he didn't even decide to play college football until the spring. Right now most schools are evaluating him. He's hearing from Kentucky, Indiana and a lot of Mac schools, like Ball State," said Cooley. "All the coaches are asking for his film," said Cooley.

One thing that won't be a concern for the coaches is his academics. "He's an A student and a great kid. He'll be a doctor or a lawyer," said Cooley.

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