Five players on the rise in the Midlands:
Dinichi Ashe, DB, Ridge View – I talked about this kid in the preseason and can tell you, he’s a thief in the secondary, with six interceptions and the ability to stick to receivers in coverage as good as anyone in the Midlands.
Malik Bright, WR, Gilbert – Bright is a long-bodied wide receiver with sticky hands. As he improves his route running, he will become a more dangerous receiver. He’s averaging more than 12 yards per catch, with more than 40 receptions on the season.
Justice Mills, WR, Brookland-Cayce – Mills has quietly turned into a dangerous offensive weapon this season. He’s caught close to 40 passes this year, but it is his after-catch work that has impressed me, averaging 21.9 yards per catch. He is a threat to make a big play anytime he touches the ball and blocks very well downfield.
Tyler Schadewald, WR, Lexington – Best hands in the state, period. This kid is at minimum an FCS-caliber prospect and should be a selectee for the North-South game, in my opinion. Very consistent in his route running and the stickiest hands in the state, as well as blocking well downfield.
Bubba Williamson, QB, North Central – This sophomore is one of the top signal callers in the state and may be the best in the Class of 2018. Despite the season the team is having, Williamson is doing more than his share to contribute to this team’s success.