Bolin still working on his game

Kyle Bolin is one of Kentucky's top players in the 2013 class and could wind up being one of the top players nationally. Bolin talked with SKP about his sophomore season and his plans for the off-season.

Kyle Bolin is one of Kentucky's top players in the 2013 class and could wind up being one of the top players nationally. Bolin talked with SKP about his sophomore season and his plans for the off-season.

On the season Kyle Bolin threw for 2300 yards and 18 touchdowns. Bolin also rushed for another 621 yards and 12 touchdowns. The productive sophomore felt good about those numbers for the year.

"I was very pleased with my performance this season," said Bolin. "Although I started off a little rocky at the beginning of the season due to lack of experience, it picked up midway through the season. I finished strong," he said.

So what did Bolin do to finish strong this year?

"The biggest improvement I made throughout the season was being patient in the pocket, going through all my reads and running the ball," he said. "Early in the season I found myself anxious in the pocket and making poor decisions," he said. "I studied the defense that I was facing the upcoming week and that helped me make my reads tremendously. I began to tuck the ball and run. That opened up the passing game and the rushing attack for my running backs," he continued.

Bolin saw those improvements during the season, but there are still many areas that he's working on here in the off-season.

"I will work mostly on my footwork in the pocket from below my belly button. That's what I need most," he said. "But that's not all, of course. I will be working on my arm strength, accuracy and speed. This off-season will be very important when it comes to polishing my quarterbacking skills."

Improvements aside, Bolin is already receiving a world of attention from all over the SEC and many other schools as he's nearing the end of his sophomore year of high school.

"I talk regularly to Coach Mike Groh at Alabama, Coach Charlie Strong at Louisville, Coach Chuck Smith and Coach Joker Phillips at Kentucky and Coach Jeff Brohm at Illinois," said Bolins. "I have received questionnaires from every SEC school and many other D1 schools throughout the country. I have received a lot of mail from Georgia, UCLA, Florida and Notre Dame," he finished.

Bolin has only been on a couple of visits since the end of his season, both basketball games to in-state programs.

"I have attended UK basketball games and a Louisville basketball game. That's all since the season ended," he finished.

Bolin says he wants to work on getting bigger, faster and stronger during his free time and his goal for next season is to defeat Boyle County (4A State Champions) and win state this season.


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