Football Recruiting News and Notes

Recruiting updates on some of the top junior and senior prospects in the state of Kentucky, including prospect rankings, lists and more.

Brohm tops Student Sports rankings

Student Sports','s sister affiliate on TheInsiders Network, 2003 high school football rankings are out and several Kentucky teams and players are highly ranked nationally.

The state's top prospect 

The two time defending state champions, the Louisville Trinity Shamrocks, are ranked as the third best team in the Midwest region and eighth nationally.  The rocks will be led by star quarterback Brian Brohm, the 2002 Student Sports National Junior of the Year, who completed 226-335 for 3,777 yards and 47 touchdowns with only one interception last season.

Male High School, the state runner-up, is ranked #15 in the Midwest region despite losing star quarterback Michael Bush, currently a freshman at UofL, and all-purpose back Sergio Spencer, also a freshman at UofL.

Three teams from out in the state, Lexington Catholic (#27), Paducah Tilghman (#29) and Henderson County (#37), rank highly in the Midwest region and promise to be strong contenders this season. 

Several individual players are ranked highly by Student Sports, led by Trinity's Brohm. 

Brohm, a 6'4 right hander, is ranked the #1 quarterback prospect in the Midwest.  Brohm currently lists Louisville, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Notre Dame.  Many believe the Cards to be the favorite for Brohm's services.

Urritia still open 

Fern Creek's Mario Urritia, an athletic 6'6 wide receiver, checks in as the #9 receiver prospect in the Midwest region after hauling in 65 passes for 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior.  Urritia committed early to Rich Brooks and the Kentucky Wildcats but has since told ITV that his recruitment remains open and he lists Louisville, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia and Nebraska as his favorites.

Another UofL football prospect, 6'6 WR Lonnell Dewalt of Warren Central, is ranked the #8 wide receiver in the Midwest region and is one of the top players in the senior class state wide.  DeWalt, also a standout on the hardwood, lists Louisville, Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia as his early leaders and remains open at this point in his recruitment.  DeWalt had 45 receptions for 648-yards and six touchdowns last season.

Several juniors rank among Student Sports national Top 100.

Pleasure Ridge Park's JuJuan Spillman ranks among the nation's top 100 players as a wide receiver prospect.  Spillman, the brother of former UofL wide receiver Dontay Spillman, is also a standout on the hardwood and is likely the top junior basketball player in the state.

Danville's Kelvin Turner, a 5'10 running back and Hopkinsville's Curtis Kelly, a 6'2 QB, also rank among the Top 100 juniors nationally according to Student Sports rankings.


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