The 2023 high school football season is quickly coming to an end. Here in the state of Kentucky, only two more weeks separate six teams from being crowned state champions at Kroger Field. Across the country, most states are deep into their postseasons, as well. Which means Kentucky’s 2024 recruiting class has either already finished their high school careers or is on the verge of doing so. A chunk of them will be in Lexington as soon as January as early enrollees.
Over the weekend, 16 of Kentucky’s 23 commits were in action as the rest have either already seen their seasons end or sat out due to injury. There are actually two new names on this week’s recap as the Wildcats picked up a pair of commitments last week. UK’s class now ranks 22nd in the entire country, according to On3.
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Kentucky commits Week 14 performances
Brian Robinson (EDGE) 6-5, 250 | Westerville North (Austintown, OH)
4-star: No. 149 overall, No. 14 EDGE
- Brian Robinson’s high school career has been over for a few weeks now after he was ruled ineligible for the Ohio state playoffs. Without him, Westerville North lost in the second round of the postseason 27-22 to Hilliard Bradley. Robinson plans to enroll early at UK this January.
Terhyon Nichols (CB) 5-11, 185 | Withrow (Cincinnati, OH)
4-star: No. 190 overall, No. 23 CB
- Terhyon Nichols and Withrow were eliminated from the postseason on Friday after losing 49-28 to Anderson in the Ohio state semifinals. Statistics were not made available, but we do know that Nichols recorded a touchdown off a one-yard run (which made it just a seven-point deficit for Withrow at the time), at least three tackles, and one pass breakup. With the loss, Withrow is still in search of the program’s first-ever regional title. Nichols’ high school career has come to an end.
Cutter Boley (QB) 6-5, 200 | Lexington Christian Academy (Hodgenville, KY)
4-star: No. 195 overall, No. 14 QB
- Cutter Boley’s high school career is officially over after No. 12 Lexington Christian Academy fell to No. 11 Mayfield 58-36 in the Kentucky state quarterfinals. Boley struggled in the game, tossing three interceptions (one returned for a score) to just one touchdown. He finished 23-31 with 212 yards through the air. Boley will now turn his attention to college as he plans to enroll early at UK in January.
- In the Kroger KSR Game of the Week, No. 1 Boyle County took down then-No. 2 Corbin and the Smith twins 21-14, ending their high school careers. Statistics for Corbin and the Smith twins were not made available, but Boyle County did run off 252 yards and three touchdowns on the ground against them.
Elijah Groves (LB) 6-3, 210 | East Robertson (Cross Plains, TN)
4-star: No. 25 overall, No. 22 LB
- Elijah Groves and East Robertson remain alive in the Tennessee state playoffs following a 49-20 win over Smith County on Friday. Groves provided one of the game’s biggest highlights off a 50-yard pick-6 that made it 28-0 in favor of East Robertson. Next up for Groves and his squad will be York Institute on Friday.
Hardley Gilmore (WR) 6-1, 165 | Pahokee (Belle Glade, FL)
4-star: No. 305 overall, No. 51 WR
- Hardley Gilmore’s high school career came to an end this past Friday as Pahokee fell to Williston 52-17 in the Florida state playoffs. Statistics were not made available.
Jason Patterson (RB) 5-11, 205 | Sneads (Sneads, FL)
3-star: No. 543 overall, No. 43 RB
- After flipping from Cincinnati to Kentucky during the middle of the week, Jason Patterson’s high school career wrapped up on Friday as Snead fell to Blountstown 7-6 in the Florida state playoffs. Statistics were not made available.
Tovani Mizell (RB) 6-1, 195 | Western (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
3-star: No. 553 overall, No. 44 RB
- Tovani Mizell continues to recover from a torn ACL, but his Western squad is still alive in the Florida state playoffs after a 19-9 win over Palmetto on Friday. Western will return on its quest for a state championship this Friday against Columbus. Mizell is not expected to return in time, but he did post a video of his recovery process.
Jiquavious Marshall (CB) 6-4, 180 | Westside (Macon, GA)
3-star: No. 575 overall, No. 58 ATH
- Jiquavious Marshall and Westside were knocked out of the Georgia state playoffs two weeks ago in a 40-12 loss to New Hampstead. Marshall finished his final high school game with six tackles, one of them solo, and two pass breakups. He also posted a full senior year highlight tape on Hudl that you can watch below.
Devin Smith (LB) 6-1, 215 | Brunswick (Brunswick, GA)
3-star: No. 631 overall, No. 59 LB
- Devin Smith and Brunswick were eliminated from the Georgia state playoffs on Friday with a 41-14 loss to Marist. Statistics were not made available. Smith’s high school career has come to a close.
Marc Nave (IOL) 6-5, 315 | Central Catholic (Toledo, OH)
3-star: No. 634 overall, No. 52 IOL
- Marc Nave and Central Catholic (14-0) have still yet to lose a game this season. They moved on in the Ohio state playoffs with a 41-6 win over Columbia. Central Catholic has advanced to the state semifinals with the big win and will take on Chardon this Friday.
Aba Selm (IOL) 6-4, 295 | Simon Kenton (Independence, KY)
3-star: No. 656 overall, No. 55 IOL
- Aba Selm and Simon Kenton were eliminated from the Kentucky state playoffs following the first round of action a couple of weeks ago, falling to Fern Creek 36-32. Selm’s high school career is officially over.
Quaysheed Scott (CB) 6-0, 185 | Marion (Marion, SC)
3-star: No. 683 overall, No. 71 CB
- Quaysheed Scott and Marion were knocked out of the South Carolina state playoffs two weeks ago in a 31-25 loss to Barnwell. Statistics were not made available, but Scott did produce an 85-yard touchdown in the close defeat. He posted a full highlight package from the game on Hudl that you can watch below. Scott’s high school career is officially in the books.
David Washington Jr. (WR) 5-10, 180 | St. Joseph’s Prep School (Philadelphia, PA)
3-star: No. 827 overall, No. 126 WR
- David Washington and St. Joseph’s Prep are still alive in the Pennsylvania state playoffs following a 35-0 win over Abraham Lincoln on Saturday, locking up the district championship. Statistics were not made available. St. Joseph’s Prep will take the field again this Saturday against Nazareth Area in the state championship opening round.
Caleb Redd (EDGE) 6-4, 220 | De Smet (Saint Louis)
3-star: No. 858 overall, No. 71 EDGE
- Caleb Redd and De Smet moved on in the Missouri state playoffs after taking down Rock Bridge 23-16 on Saturday. Redd totaled three tackles on the night, all of them solo, while also causing a fumble. De Smet will next take on Christian Brothers this Saturday in the next round of the postseason.
Wille Rodriguez (TE) 6-4, 225 | Covington Catholic (Covington, KY)
3-star: No. 923 overall, No. 51 TE
- Willie Rodriguez and No. 3 Covington Catholic (13-0) continue to dominate their schedule. In the Kentucky state quarterfinals, the Colonels shut out Johnson Central 31-0. Rodriguez finished with three catches for 36 yards and one touchdown. His score helped make it a 24-0 game right before the end of the third quarter. Rodriguez and Covington Catholic will host No. 10 Paducah Tilghman in the semifinals this Friday.
Antwan Smith (LB) 6-3, 195 | Westlake (Atlanta, GA)
3-star: No. 955 overall, No. 87 LB
- Antwan Smith and Westlake were bounced from the Georgia state playoffs on Friday following a 38-19 loss to Colquitt County. Westlake trailed by just five entering the fourth quarter but gave up two touchdowns that cost them down the stretch. Smith’s high school career is officially over.
Steven Soles (LB) 6-2, 215 | Powell (Powell, TN)
3-star: No. 961 overall, No. 88 LB
- Steven Soles and Powell saw their season come to an end on Friday with a crushing 31-5 loss to West in the Tennessee state playoffs. Statistics were not made available, although we know that Soles blocked a punt on the play after he recorded a four-yard tackle for loss. Soles intends to enroll early at UK this January.
Lorenzo Cowan (EDGE) 6-3, 215 | Jenkins (Savannah, GA)
3-star: No. 1,108 overall, No. 92 EDGE
- Lorenzo Cowan and Jenkins remain alive in the Georgia state playoffs after a tight 28-27 win over Dutchtown. Cowan was important in the win, recording nine total tackles, seven of them solo, along with one sack and one pass deflection. Jenkins will take the field again this Friday to take on Cartersville in the postseason.
Hayes Johnson (IOL) 6-3, 295 | Taylor County (Campbellsville, KY)
3-star: No. 1,225 overall, No. 111 IOL
- Hayes Johnson and Taylor County saw their season come to an end last week in the second round of the Kentucky state playoffs, losing to Corbin and the Smith twins 49-14. In that loss, Johnson recorded two tackles on defense while helping the Taylor County offense rush for 112 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Johnson’s high school career is officially over.
Jadon Lafontant (IOL) 6-3, 315 | Brunswick School (Greenwich, CT)
3-star: No. 1,300 overall, No. 116 IOL
- Jadon Lafontant and Brunswick School wrapped up the regular season last week with a 24-22 win over Williston Northampton. Statistics were not made available.
Jacob Kauwe (K) 6-2, 200 | Billings West (Billings, MT)
3-star: No. 2,143 overall, No. 8 K
- Jacob Kauwe and Billings West saw their season come to an end earlier this month with a 28-6 loss to Capital in the Montana state playoffs.
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