Central High School in Louisville, Ky. has won back to back state championships. During that time they are 21-8 but 16-0 in class 3A. A big reason why they have had so much success for coach Ty Scroggins is the play of Tim Patterson, Stephan Robinson and Daiz Bolden. Patterson is the big name recruit and arguably the top prospect from the Bluegrass State.
"Tim plays with reckless abandon," coach Scroggins said. "He loves contact and is everywhere on the field. Tim also has a seven foot wingspan."
Patterson, 6-5 and 225 pounds, plays middle linebacker. He recorded 91 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, two sacks and two interceptions last year. He has scholarship offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, Cincinnati and Arkansas. With that size and frame, could he possibly grow into a defensive end and put his hand down?
"Everyone wants him at MIKE linebacker. But you can never know once they get to school."
One of the state's fastest prospects is Robinson, a receiver for Central. He's 5-10 and 170 pounds, and according to Scroggins he runs a sub-4.4 forty.
"Stephan can fly and just runs right by everyone. He runs 4.3 and no one can keep up with him. Stephan also has excellent hands and runs good routes.
According to coach Scroggins Illinois, Indiana, Cincinnati, Kentucky and Louisville have all offered. Last season as a junior he caught 35 passes for 764 yards and scores 11 touchdowns.
Perhaps the unsung hero for the team is Bolden, a dynamic athlete that is starting to gain the attention of the college recruiters.
"He is for sure and I think he's the MVP of this team. He does it all for us and plays quarterback, running back, receiver and in the slot. Daiz is the workhorse of my team and a great talent."
Bolden rushed for 719 yards on only 62 attempts, scoring six times. He also threw for two scores and scored three times receiving on only seven receptions.