How Kentucky commits performed during 11th week of high school football

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We’re officially entering high school football playoff mode across the country. Some states have already begun postseason action while others will begin their hopeful runs to a championship later this week. For Kentucky football’s 21 class of 2024 commits, most of them have either begun the playoffs or will do so in the coming days.

Last week, seven future Wildcats either did not suit up or were facing a pre-playoffs bye week. But the remaining 14 all contributed something to their respective teams. Among the top performers were four-star CB Terhyon Nichols, four-star LB Elijah Groves, three-star LB Antwan Smith, three-star IOL Aba Selm, and three-star ATH Quaysheed Scott. The likes of four-star QB Cutter Boley, three-star TE Willie Rodriguez, and three-star LB Devin Smith also had solid showings last week.

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Kentucky commits Week 11 performances

Brian Robinson (EDGE) 6-5, 250 | Westerville North (Austintown, OH)
4-star: No. 128 overall, No. 9 EDGE

  • Unfortunately, due to his late transfer, Brian Robinson is not eligible to participate in the Ohio postseason for Westerville North, which began last week. He detailed the reasoning behind that in a lengthy social media post. His high school career is now over as he’ll gear up to enroll early at Kentucky this January.

Cutter Boley (QB) 6-5, 200 | Lexington Christian Academy (Hodgenville, KY)
4-star: No. 166 overall, No. 12 QB

  • Cutter Boley and No. 6 Lexington Christian Academy capped off the regular season with a 48-21 win over No. 24 Raceland on Friday. Boley leaned heavily on running back Brady Hensley (265 yards, five touchdowns) as he threw for 126 yards on 17-24 passing for one touchdown and one interception. It was his first real game-action since mid-September — he’d been playing only one or two quarters in blowout wins for LCA in the four previous outings. Boley and the Eagles finished the regular season 9-1 and will now prepare for a first-round playoff matchup against Clinton County this Thursday.

Terhyon Nichols (CB) 5-11, 185 | Withrow (Cincinnati, OH)
4-star: No. 199 overall, No. 22 CB

  • Terhyon Nichols and Withrow opened up their postseason run with a 49-0 smacking of Edgewood this past Friday. Statistics were not made available, but Hudl highlights show Nichols sprinting down the field for a 59-yard rushing score in the first quarter. Withrow will take on Winton Woods this Friday in the second round.

Jacob Smith (EDGE) 6-4, 230 | Corbin (Corbin, KY)
4-star: No. 222 overall, No. 19 EDGE
Jerod Smith (DL) 6-3, 255 | Corbin (Corbin, KY)
4-star: No. 227 overall, No. 23 DL

  • The Smith twins and the No. 2 ranked Corbin Redhounds have already polished off an undefeated regular season (10-0) with a 55-0 drumming of Perry County Central earlier this month. They spent this past week preparing for the postseason as Corbin hosts Wayne County this Friday.

Elijah Groves (LB) 6-3, 210 | East Robertson (Cross Plains, TN)
4-star: No. 252 overall, No. 22 LB

  • Blowouts are a theme this week. Elijah Groves and East Robertson kept it rolling with a 62-14 win over Jackson County to close the regular season 9-1. Groves finished the night with two receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown on offense while adding two tackles (one solo), one tackle for loss on defense, one quarterback hurry, one pass deflection, and one pick-6 that he returned 74 yards. He’s been doing it on both sides all year for East Robertson. They’ll begin the playoffs this Friday against Cascade.

Hardley Gilmore (WR) 6-1, 165 | Pahokee (Belle Glade, FL)
4-star: No. 304 overall, No. 53 WR

  • Hardley Gilmore and Pahokee have been off since a 35-0 loss to Benjamin on Oct. 13. They’ll finally return to the field this Friday for a first-round playoff matchup against Glades Central.

Tovani Mizell (RB) 6-1, 195 | Western (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
3-star: No. 551 overall, No. 43 RB

  • Despite missing Tovani Mizell yet again due to a season-long injury, Western (6-3) managed to take down Coral Glades 62-0 on Friday. Western will close out the regular season on Friday when they head to Plantation. Mizell’s status for the rest of the year is unknown.

Jiquavious Marshall (CB) 6-4, 180 | Westside (Macon, GA)
3-star: No. 573 overall, No. 57 ATH

  • Jiquavious Marshall and Westside bounced back from a loss to take down Baldwin 26-22 this past week. Marshall caught one ball on offense for 11 yards while contributing two solo tackles on defense. Westside returns to regular season action this Friday to host Howard.

Devin Smith (LB) 6-1, 215 | Brunswick (Brunswick, GA)
3-star: No. 626 overall, No. 61 LB

  • Devin Smith and Brunswick won their fourth game in a row with a 35-7 victory over Evans. Smith was everywhere on defense for Brunswick, totaling 10 tackles (five solo) and one tackle for loss in the big win. They’ll hit the field again on Friday when they head to Effingham County.

Aba Selm (IOL) 6-4, 295 | Simon Kenton (Independence, KY)
3-star: No. 633 overall, No. 51 IOL

  • In the final Kroger KSR Game of the Week, Aba Selm and Simon Kenton came up just short against No. 23 Ashland Blazer in a tough 49-42 defeat. Selm did a terrific job of protecting his quarterback though, as Brady Lee tossed for 448 yards on 23-34 passing. The Simon Kenton running backs also rattled off 159 yards on the ground plus three touchdowns behind Selm. On defense, Selm recorded five tackles (all solo) with three tackles for loss. The Pioneers finished the regular season 5-4 and will host Fern Creek this Friday in the opening round of the playoffs.

David Washington Jr. (WR) 5-10, 180 | St. Joseph’s Prep School (Philadelphia, PA)
3-star: No. 824 overall, No. 126 WR

  • David Washington and St. Joseph’s Prep School have yet to lose since dropping the season-opener to national powerhouse IMG Academy (FL). They kept the winning streak rolling on Saturday with a 45-7 beatdown of Roman Catholic. As has been the case all season, St. Joseph’s did not provide stats from the game. They’ll begin their postseason run on Nov. 12 against La Salle College.

Caleb Redd (EDGE) 6-4, 220 | De Smet (Saint Louis)
3-star: No. 852 overall, No. 70 EDGE

  • Caleb Redd and De Smet (7-1) took last week off as they prepare for the postseason. They’ll begin their playoff run on Friday against Hazelwood Central.

Wille Rodriguez (TE) 6-4, 225 | Covington Catholic (Covington, KY)
3-star: No. 917 overall, No. 50 TE

  • Willie Rodriguez and No. 4 Covington Catholic will enter the postseason with a perfect 10-0 record after beating Campbell County 35-7 this past week. Rodriguez caught three balls for 32 yards and a touchdown while also converting on a two-point conversion. He even recorded two tackles on defense and one sack. The Colonels will host Greenup County on Friday in the playoff opener.

Antwan Smith (LB) 6-3, 195 | Westlake (Atlanta, GA)
3-star: No. 950 overall, No. 88 LB

  • Antwan Smith and Westlake used a 28-7 win over East Coweta on Friday to bounce back from the previous week’s 31-7 loss to Carrollton. Smith finished with three total tackles (two solo) with one tackle for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble. Westlake will finish off the regular season on Friday against Campbell.

Quaysheed Scott (ATH) 6-0, 185 | Marion (Marion, SC)
3-star: No. 953 overall, No. 42 ATH

  • Quaysheed Scott and Marion (9-1) closed out the regular season with a 41-8 win over Mullins this past Friday. Scott did a little bit of everything for his squad, recording five rushes for 72 yards and two touchdowns plus one catch for 41 yards on offense. On the other side of the field, he recorded five total tackles (three solo) and one tackle for loss. He also rushed in a successful two-point conversion attempt. Marion now gears up for the playoffs, which begins this Friday against Central.

Steven Soles (LB) 6-2, 215 | Powell (Powell, TN)
3-star: No. 958 overall, No. 89 LB

  • Steven Soles and Powell lost a heartbreaker last Thursday with a 24-23 loss to West in the regular season finale. West was able to win on a game-winning PAT after Powell missed theirs in the overtime period. Individual statistics were not made available. Powell begins the playoffs on Friday against Tennessee High.

Lorenzo Cowan (EDGE) 6-3, 215 | Jenkins (Savannah, GA)
3-star: No. 1,103 overall, No. 89 EDGE

  • Lorenzo Cowan and Jenkins improved to 3-6 on the season with a 41-33 win over Bradwell Institute last week. Statistics were not made available. Jenkins will close out the regular season on Friday against Statesboro.

Hayes Johnson (IOL) 6-3, 295 | Taylor County (Campbellsville, KY)
3-star: No. 1,124 overall, No. 104 IOL

  • Following a 3-2 start to the season, Hayes Johnson and Taylor County ran off five straight wins heading into the postseason, capped off this past week with a 43-0 shutout victory over Green County. Behind Johnson, the Cardinals rushed for 286 yards and four touchdowns. Taylor County will kick off the postseason this Friday against Letcher County Central.

Jadon Lafontant (IOL) 6-3, 315 | Brunswick School (Greenwich, CT)
3-star: No. 1,302 overall, No. 117 IOL

  • Still a few weeks away from the playoffs, Jadon Lafontant and Brunswick School dropped to 3-4 on the season following a 36-14 loss to Phillips Exeter Academy on Saturday. Statistics were not made available for this game either. Brunswick School is set to host Trinity-Pawling School this weekend.

Jacob Kauwe (K) 6-2, 200 | Billings West (Billings, MT)
3-star: No. 2,117 overall, No. 8 K

  • Jacob Kauwe and Billings West (6-4) won their second consecutive game with a 28-10 victory over Big Sky this past Friday in the first round of the playoffs. No special teams statistics were made available. Billings West will look to continue its playoff run on Friday against Capital.

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