Neely ready to take Doss to next level

TreyVon Neely is one of Louisville's most underrated players. The 6-foot, 225-pound linebacker was a force for a 6-5 Doss team this season.

TreyVon Neely is one of Louisville's most underrated players. The 6-foot, 225-pound linebacker was a force for a 6-5 Doss team this season.

TreyVon Neely stood out for Doss this season, picking up 94 tackles, 17 for loss and four forced fumbles.

"I feel great about how I played this year. I feel that I brought my game to another level and stepped up a lot more as a leader," said Neely. "But I am not satisfied with it. I feel like there is always room for improvement," he continued.

Neely has already shown quite a bit of improvement since the beginning of last season and he will continue to work on his game during the off-season.

"The parts that I improved the most on this year were the way I read an offense's plays and finding the ball. I also felt that I really improved on my tackling ability in open space and all over the field. I improved on my leadership responsibilities as defensive play caller too," he said. "I am working on my speed and my ability to shut the window and find the football faster. I am in the weight room working on my core and legs so I can become more explosive and faster," he continued.

Recruiting is a little slow for Neely, but he has heard from one in-state university.

"The school I have heard from lately is Kentucky," said Neely. "I have not really heard from any other schools and I feel like I am being overlooked because of what school I attend," he said.

Neely believes next year is a chance to have a breakout season not only individually but for Doss.

"My keys to success are to have fun on the field and play every down like it's my last," he said. "I feel that I will just have to keep working hard and show up and show out every game to quiet the doubters. As far as my team's success, I must lead and be ready to show up when my team needs me too," he continued. "I believe Doss has a chance to get its first state championship next year. With our program moving down to 4A and the addition of a harder district schedule, we will be prepared for a playoff run."


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