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Kentucky’s top 50 high school football players

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Below is a chart listing Kentucky’s top 50 high school football players, selected based on a mix of recruiting rankings and coaches’ recommendations:

Player

School

Grade

Position

Ht/Wt

Charles Allen

Doss

Jr.

OG

6-4/300

Jackson Beerman

Tates Creek

Sr.

WR

6-5/195

Jairus Brents

Waggener

Jr.

CB

5-10/178

Jamale Carothers

Bowling Green

Sr.

RB

5-8/190

Keyron Catlett

Christian County

Sr.

WR

5-10/180

Cole Bentley

Belfry

Sr.

OG

6-4/290

Landon Board

Owensboro

Sr.

RB

5-7/173

Trajon Bright

Mayfield

Sr.

RB

5-7/170

Dontell Brown

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sr.

WR

6-6/218

Sean Cleasant

Manual

Sr.

DT

6-2/275

Dalan Cofer

Bowling Green

Sr.

DE

6-2/230

Bryce Cosby

Manual

Sr.

CB

5-11/175

Zach Dampier

Danville

Sr.

QB

6-3/185

Tyce Daniel

McCracken County

Sr.

TE

6-4/238

Justice Dingle

Bowling Green

Jr.

LB

6-2/230

Austin Dotson

Belfry

Sr.

OT

6-6/305

Jack Fagot

Lexington Catholic

Sr.

S

6-1/185

Quinten Floyd

Bryan Station

Sr.

DE/QB

6-2/245

Steven Franklin

Glasgow

Sr.

LB

6-1/210

CJ Hayes

South Warren

Sr.

Athlete

6-2/195

Zach Haynes

South Warren

Sr.

DE/TE

6-3/255

Dante Hendrix

Cooper

Sr.

WR/CB

6-2/170

Stephen Herron

Trinity

So.

DE

6-4/225

Rayquan Horton

Belfry

Sr.

DT

6-1/308

Bryan Hudson

Scott County

So.

OT

6-4/250

Jake Johnson

Pulaski County

Sr.

WR

6-1/185

Cole Kirby

Franklin-Simpson

Sr.

OT

6-4/283

Shawnkel Knight-Goff

Doss

So.

DE

6-4/210

Jacob Lacey

South Warren

So.

DT

6-2/290

Woodford Lankford

Lexington Catholic

Sr.

OT

6-4/275

Kolbe Langhi

Christian County

Jr.

QB

6-5/220

AJ Mayer

Covington Catholic

Jr.

QB

6-3/190

Colby McKee

Scott County

Jr.

C

6-4/250

Rondale Moore

Trinity

Jr.

WR

5-7/165

Tanner Morgan

Ryle

Sr.

QB

6-1/200

Jacob Paulson

Louisville Christian

Sr.

TE

6-5/245

Kent Phelps

Paintsville

Sr.

Athlete

5-11/181

Desmond Ridder

St. Xavier

Sr.

QB

6-4/190

Tahj Rice

Waggener

Jr.

DE

6-3/287

Robert Sheffield

Male

Sr.

WR/S

5-10/168

Alex Simpson

Lafayette

Sr.

OG

6-4/300

Ryan Stucky

Lexington Christian

Jr.

WR/CB

6-1/180

Terez Traynor

Doss

Jr.

Athlete

6-3/167

Isaac Wallace

Russell

Sr.

DT

6-1/280

DeShon Washington

Ballard

Sr.

OT

6-5/275

Dillon Wheatley

Lexington Christian

Jr.

RB/DE

6-1/205

Jedrick Wills

Lafayette

Sr.

OT

6-5/318

De’Angelo Wilson

Bowling Green

Sr.

WR

5-10/165

Walker Wood

Lafayette

Sr.

QB

6-1/187

Drew Zaubi

South Oldham

Jr.

QB

6-3/190

Ten more to keep an eye on: Wade Acey, Boyle County (sr. DE); Austin Carr, Louisville Christian (so. QB); Austin Daulton, Southwestern (sr. DT); Kirk Fagot, Lexington Catholic (sr. QB); Zach Hardin, Madison Central (sr. QB); Brian Smith, Male (sr. WR/CB); Carter Smith, Madison Southern (jr. LB/FB); D’Mauriae VanCleave, Danville (jr. RB/CB); Kaelen Whiteside, Paul Laurence Dunbar (sr. OG); Hunter Ziegelmeyer, Covington Catholic (sr. OT)

2016 High school football preview

Read more from the Herald-Leader on Kentucky.com today, follow @hlpreps on Twitter for updates throughout the season, and get scores and statistics here every Friday night.

Cover story: Can Lafayette make it back to Bowling Green?

Interactive: Top story lines to watch around Kentucky

Video: Preseason interviews — the blooper reel

Video: Lexington coaches on what to watch from their teams

Video: A snapshot of the state preseason coaches poll

Sixteen Fridays and a ton of memories to come

Which state champs have best chance of repeating?

Kentucky’s top 50 players, as voted on by coaches

Class 6A rankings: The preseason Top 10

Class 5A rankings: The preseason Top 10

Class 4A rankings: The preseason Top 10

Class 3A rankings: The preseason Top 10

Class 2A rankings: The preseason Top 10

Class A rankings: The preseason Top 10

Eleven must-see small-town games this season

Bryan Station: Looking to maintain success despite turnover

Henry Clay: Don’t call Blue Devils a rebuilding team

Lafayette: Can Generals handle all eyes being on them?

Lexington Catholic: Poised for another run to 3A finals

Lexington Christian: Eagles eager to take next step

Paul Laurence Dunbar: New coach wants opponents to dread Bulldogs

Tates Creek: A speedy defense could lead the way

Central Kentucky: Watch out for Scott Co., Western Hills, Madison Central

Next Cats: Kentucky high schools flush with top recruits

Kentucky’s winningest high school coaches

Kentucky’s winningest high school programs

Which schools have won the most state titles?

Mr. Football: 30 years, 30 winners

Pulaski County receiver poised to break state record

Mark Story: Should the state championships move to Lexington?

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