Scouting the Bluegrass: Twilight 7-on-7

Friday night a handful of the state's top prospects, including Lamar Alston, Stephen Garr, Curtis Pulley and William Lewis, participated in the Chris Redman Twilight 7-on-7 Tournament at Louisville Male High School and ITV returned with the latest on each.

Let's get right to's the latest from four of the state's high prospects!

CB Lamar Alston
Paducah Tilghman
We first introduced you to Lamar Alston in April when he listed Louisville among his leaders.

Lamar Alston
Over the past few months Louisville, who was the first to offer, has continued to remain near the top of his list. Friday I had my first opportunity to see the 6-foot-2, 200-pound cornerback and was immediately impressed.

Alston plays with emotion, as most great defensive backs do. He breaks on the ball very well and does a great job of reading the quarterback and picking up the opponents routes.

"Louisville is still one of my favorites," Alston told ITV. "Florida is up there too. Alabama has been recruiting me hard as well."

Alston recently was timed at a college combine with blazing 4.46 speed.

WR/CB Stephen Garr
Louisville Male
Garr was impressive the first time I saw him last fall and due to continued work in the weight room has improved since the end of the 2003 season.

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  • On Friday night he displayed the willingness to go across the middle and stretch out for the ball. He has improved his vision when running routes and now see's the ball into his hands much better than a year ago. Defensively, he has become a great cover corner. Against Hopkinsville and Curtis Pulley, Garr made a couple impressive pass breakups on the rare times that Pulley threw his way.

    Now that recruiting is in a 'dead period,' Garr's recruiting has basically remained unchanged since we spoke with on the 1st of June.

    "Louisville is still my only offer," said Garr. "Some others are saying that they will offer soon though."

    QB/S Curtis Pulley
    Pulley first impressed me last fall when Hoptown visited Male and nearly defeated the Bulldogs during heavy rain storms. During that contest, it was his arm that drew my attention and while he impressed at that position on Friday evening, it was his play at safety that had many talking.

    He breaks on the ball as good as any high school player that I have witnessed. He has a great burst, allowing him to get into the passing lanes and had a couple of very nice pass deflections in the championship game.

    "I haven't received any new offers recently," said Pulley, who claims offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall and Wake Forest. "Kentucky and Wake Forest are my favorites."

    WR William Lewis
    Scott County

    William Lewis
    Lewis' participation in the MSL Combine two weeks was the first time I saw him and his size alone made me take notice. At 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver also has impressive 4.6 speed.

    On Friday he continued to use his size to his advantage, but I would still like to see him become more agressive. He is a prospect with plenty of upside.

    One program finally thought so as well and extended an offer.

    "I got my first offer [on Thursday] from Marshall," Lewis said.

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