Rowan County High (Ky.) was off to their first 4-0 start since 1981. Unfortunately they fell to Mason County on Friday night, leaving their record at 4-1. But to put the undefeated start into perspective, Adam Wing wasn't born until 12 years after the last undefeated start and Ronald Reagan was President.
But Wing and his teammates are working hard in practice and showing that they will be a factor in the race for the 4A championship.
"Our team can be the best team in the class," said Wing. "We have a really good offensive line, a quick backfield and our receivers catch the ball," said Wing.
Wing also expressed pleasure in the way his defense has improved.
"Our defense has come a long way since we started in the summer. They are finally trusting their read-keys and they are putting themselves in a great position to make plays," he said.
Individually, Wing has done well, too. "The season has gone well (for me)," he said. "I have thrown only one interception and three touchdown passes. I have rushed for four or five," he said.
Many colleges had already noticed Wing, but Louisville is stepping up their interest in the 6-foot-4 quarterback. "Louisville has really pushed the recruiting mail of late," said ShaDon Brown, Head Coach at Rowan County. "They have opened his eyes to their program. Adam received a hand written letter from quarterback coach Mike Groh last week," Brown continued.
"The Cardinals are a good football team with a new coach," said Wing. "I like the way (Charlie Strong) coaches. He is very intense and seems like he has a really good relationship with the players," he continued.
Wing plans to take visits this fall. He was at Louisville's season opener against Kentucky earlier this month. He plans to visit Cincinnati when they take on Oklahoma. He will also see Kentucky when they face Auburn. He also plans to visit Northwestern.