A Western Kentucky football recruiting notebook; looking at a few new offers and some updates on potential prospects

A Western Kentucky University football recruiting notebook; looking at a few new offers and some updates on potential prospects.

Florida QB camps at WKU

Clearwater, Fla., Central Catholic quarterback Jakob Parks has seen his recruitment start to pick up a bit in recent weeks, including a visit to camp at Western Kentucky University.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Parks has a strong arm and was one of the top signal callers at WKU's camp.

"The camp was great," Parks said. "I loved it, the atmosphere and all, the coaches showed me much love and attention. I felt I performed pretty well! I threw the ball with nice spin and touch. The coaches were impressed I thought."

Parks is also a beach volleyball player.

Trinity twins camp at WKU

Trinity High School senior twins Jovan and Jovel Smith both made a camp at Western Kentucky recently and are two of the in-state prospects that the Toppers' staff have on their recruiting board. Jovan Smith plays running back and is expected to be Trinity's feature back this coming season, while Jovel Smith has played wide receiver and defensive back and could see some time in the backfield.

"I'm hearing from a lot of schools, but right now I am just taking everything in," said Jovan Smith, noting most schools are recruiting the twins together.

Smith, who rushed 51 times for 392 yards and six touchdowns as a junior, said Louisville, Marshall, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky and Wofford are the five schools after the Shamrocks' duo.

Toppers offer Florida DT

Western Kentucky University became the fifth offer for Loxahatchee, Fla., Seminole Ridge defensive tackle Dyllon Lyons.

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Lyons also has offers from Middle Tennessee, Robert Morris and Southern Illinois. He's being recruited by WKU running backs coach Chris Barclay.

In-State Athlete Impressive

Erlanger, Ky., Lloyd Memorial senior athlete LaShunn Townsend was impressive at WKU's camp earlier this month.

Townsend, who plays defensive back and wide receiver, is also a standout in track and a point guard in basketball.

"It went great," Townsend said of the camp. "I talked to a few coaches, who said they will keep up with me."


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