Kentucky 2011 Top 10 + 1

KSR takes a look at several in-state prospects who are on Joker Phillips's big board for the 2011 class.

11. Kal Prince - 6-foot-3 195 QB/ATH - Owensboro High - Prince has been a quarterback throughout high school, but along with his signal calling skills, he possesses great athleticism. Prince can play quarterback at the next level with improved decision making and added arm strength. But he could be an even better receiver or defensive back with his size and quickness. Following Owensboro and Prince will be quite a treat this season.

10. Marcoreyon Tandy - 6-foot 185 ATH - Christian County High - "Bubba" is one of the most athletic players in the state. Capable of playing on either side of the ball, Tandy is probably best suited at this time for wide receiver. His over all quickness and straight ahead speed is among the best in the state for the 2011 class. Tandy has shown explosiveness in returning kicks, playing running back and playing wide receiver. He could also be developed as a defensive back.

9. Neal Pawsat - 6-foot-3 200 QB - Mason County High - Pawsat is the best pure quarterback prospect in the state for this class. He's got good accuracy even on the run. He has solid pocket presence and his biggest asset is his arm strength. While Pawsat is naturally a pocket passer, he's not a statue. He can make plays with his legs when necessary.

8. Jerrell Moore - 5-foot-11 175 ATH - Fern Creek High - Moore is a versatile athlete that is capable of playing any number of positions. His Moore excells with the ball in his hands and is capable of breaking off long runs in both the passing game and in the running game. Moore plays mostly running back for his high school, but he could also play defensive back or slot receiver at the next level. Moore is committed to Louisville, but is still being recruited by Kentucky and several other schools.

7. Zach West - 6-foot-5 275 OL - Lexington Christian Academy - West is a powerful blocker who drives his opponent into the ground. Not only does West dominate at the point of attack on the line, but he can also reach the second level and create havoc against defensive backs and linebackers. West could play either guard or tackle at the next level. West appears to be the prototype right tackle prospect.

6. DaMarcus Smith - 6-foot 185 QB/ATH - Seneca High - Smith is an outstanding athlete who mans the quarterback position exceptionally. In a spread offense, Smith should be able to use his legs and his surprising arm strength to make most plays necessary to be successful. He is slightly undersized for the quarterback spot and many of his biggest plays come when rolling out of the pocket. His play outside of the pocket isn't a negative however, because he's able to see passing lanes and also make people miss when on the run. Smith is currently committed to Louisville, but is receiving interest from several schools regionally.

5. Jamon Brown - 6-foot-3 300 DT/OL - Fern Creek High - Jamon Brown is the prospect who may have the most upside of any in this class. While still mostly raw, he is able to use his strength to over-power opposing linemen and cause problems in the opponent's run game. Brown has a nice burst off the whistle and will require double teams on virtually every play. He could play from day one, without a redshirt. Brown is committed to Louisville.

4. DeVante Parker - 6-foot-3 190 WR - Ballard High - Parker may be the best offensive weapon in Kentucky. His great size and height make him a great target in the redzone. With the ball in his hands Parker can overpower most defensive backs at the high school level. He can also run by most defensive backs with his exceptional speed. Parker does need work with his blocking, but with his size and added strength, he should be able to develop that apsect of his game early in his college career. Parker is committed to Louisville and his father also played for Louisville in the late 80s and early 90s.

3. Darrien Miller - 6-foot-5 270 OT - Bryan Station High - Miller is the prototypical left tackle prospect. He has long arms and very good footwork. Miller is a good pass blocker and also has good enough speed to get out front and block on running plays. Miller also brings a level of aggression and intensity needed to be a star at the next level. Miller is currently committed to Kentucky, but has offers from both Alabama and Tennessee.

2. Jon Davis - 6-foot-3 235 ATH - Eastern High - Davis has been a dominant force for his school as a pass catcher and also coming out to the backfield in an H-back role. Davis may be a tight end at the next level, but he could also swing over to defense and play linebacker or bulk up and play defensive end. Davis has soft hands when catching the ball and runs solid routes, but he's a physical player who can take contact and continue going without being deterred. His athleticism is such that he can excel in many different roles for an offense or a defense.

1. Lamar Dawson - 6-foot-3 235 LB/TE - Boyle County High - Dawson may prove to be the best player to come out of the Kentucky high school ranks since Micah Johnson. To go along with his great size and quickness, Dawson possesses great instincts for the linebacker position. He makes many plays behind the line and is an aggressive, sure tackler. Dawson is also a very good tight end prospect. He blocks well and he makes plays once the ball is in his hands. Dawson could also wind up at defensive end in college or play any of the three linebacker positions at the next level.

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