Although I watched Warren Harding’s Kay’Ron Adams run for about 140 yards against Canton McKinley last fall, I was concerned about his size. Excellent running back, but concern for overall size.
Visited with him yesterday and size is no problem. Guessin close to 6’0-195 pounds. Not only good size, but strong. Not only strong, but fast.
With the spring being so cold, track guys are off to a slow start. For Kay’Ron, he just ran 11.0/100m in the cold morning last Saturday. Warm days ahead and he should be high tens.
For him, his speed does transfer to football speed. He gets north/south really quickly. Plants and goes. Deceptive burst, but I would like to see it improve. Makes defenders miss with his quick feet. Breaks tackles, as well. Really good quickness getting through traffic.
Last year he scored 17 touchdowns against defenses that had 9 in the box. Warren Harding was not able to put a solid passing attack together. But this year with improved QB passing, defenses will not be able to play with 9 in the box.
Catches the ball out of the back field. Like his soft hands and his speed after the catch. Also can catch ball downfield.
Really impressed with his ability to communicate with me. Laid back. His advice to younger players is to work hard and compete. Carrying a 2.5 in the classroom. In talking with him, I could sense a that self-confidence, which all of the good ones have.
I do not get into “offers,” but Cincinnati and Toledo are keeping him warm. Both staffs communicate with him. He will be attending a one day at O-State. Camp circuit will be important to his exposure.
Kay’Ron needs to compete and continue to work hard this track season. Hoping that he makes the Regional Track meet. I will be able to watch him sprint. Also runs on the 4/100. Like to see him get some notice in track.
Right now, Kay’Ron is one of the top 3 backs in the Ohio Class of 2019. All of the tools.
So glad that I was able to meet with him. Bigger than I was expecting. Faster than I was expecting. Great kid.