Bolin set for sophomore season

The state of Kentucky has often been a state that has been short on football talent, but over the years it's produced its fair share of quarterback talent. One of the most talented underclassman quarterbacks is Lexington Catholic's Kyle Bolin.

The state of Kentucky has often been a state that has been short on football talent, but over the years it's produced its fair share of quarterback talent. One of the most talented underclassman quarterbacks is Lexington Catholic's Kyle Bolin.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Bolin has shown many people why he's one of the most talented quarterbacks in the 2013 class. "I have been to quite a few camps this summer," said Bolin. "I started off at the National Underclassmen Combine. A couple of weeks after, I went to Columbus, Ohio for the Nike Camp and felt like I did really well," said Bolin.

"I attended two of Kentucky's one-day camps and really enjoyed those. Later on, I went to Louisville's camp and worked with Coach Mike Groh who is the quarterback's coach there. He is a great guy and I enjoyed spending time with him," Bolin continued.

It doesn't stop there with the sophomore. "I plan on attending Tennessee's camp in the next week, then followed by a camp visit at Notre Dame. I think I will be going to the National Underclassmen Combine Top Prospect Camp. It will be held at Oklahoma University for two days," he finished.

Bolin hasn't just been attending camps; he's been showing a lot of talents for a prospect his age.

"From the feed back I got from the coaches and instructors, I feel like I did very well," said Bolin. "I will be attending all the home games at UK this year as a UK recruit due to how well I competed at their camps. I will also be attending the Louisville versus Kentucky game in Louisville, but as a Louisville recruit," he said. "I have talked to the coaches at Notre Dame and at Tennessee and they both want me to visit their campus this fall and stay for a game. This year has been great when it comes to camps," he said.

Aside from Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee and Notre Dame, Bolin is also receiving interest from Florida, Alabama, LSU, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Purdue, Florida State, Michigan and West Virginia among others.

At this point, Bolin has only played wide receiver on the varsity team, but this year he will be taking over at quarterback.

"I started one game at slot receiver," said Bolin. "It was a great opportunity to be able to experience the tempo and intensity of a varsity game as a freshman. I feel as if it was the best way to prepare me for this upcoming season," Bolin continued. "Although it was very hard, I enjoyed every minute of it and can't wait until this fall."

But Bolin has no illusions about his abilities. He knows there is a lot of room for improvement, even though he's a star in the making. "I would like to get better at everything to be honest. I need to work on my feet, so I can be more elusive in the pocket. I need to work on my arm strength, my accuracy and my ball-handling," he said. "I will always feel as if I need to work on every part of my game, because it's human nature to make mistakes and no one is perfect. I strive for perfection and I am always trying to get better," he said.

Bolin's competitive nature will serve him well through the upcoming years.

"I'm a very hard working player and will give 110 percent on every play during a close game or even a blowout. I hate to lose more than anything and I will make sure I give it my all whether or not it's a football game or a board game," he said. "I think this mentality will help me as a player and also as a teammate. I am an unselfish player. I get much more joy out of seeing my teammates make great plays rather than me being greedy and just trying to get my states up without getting them involved. I am also a student of the game and love to watch film and study different kinds of defenses," he said.

Bolin will be an interesting prospect to follow for the next few years at the high school level.


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