The buzz has been Western Kentucky University football coach Jeff Brohm is doing a solid job of recruiting the state of Kentucky.
Well, it appears that buzz is correct.
Two of Brohm's in-state commitments were among nine finalists named Saturday as finalists for Mr. Football in the Bluegrass State. Ashland running back Quinton Baker and Fern Creek two-way star Lamarius Kinslow were the two honored.
Baker, who committed last month to WKU and will enroll next month, had 1,976 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior. He finishes his career with more than 5,500 career rushing yards for the Tomcats.
Kinslow had 43 catches for 783 yards and 12 touchdowns as a tight end, while accounting for 108 tackles, including 27 tackles for a loss and seven sacks, from his linebacker spot.
Other finalists: Lafayette's Mason Alstatt (Wofford), Trinity's Rodjay Burns (Louisville), Paintsville's Kash Daniel (Kentucky), Pulaski County's Riley Hall (undecided), Male's Hayden Shelton (undecided), North Laurel's Steve Nelson (undecided) and Whitley County's Luke Woods (undecided).