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By LARRY VAUGHT
While almost everything here is Kentucky-related, today I wanted to share a note I got from Bowling Green High School football coach Kevin Wallace about the accomplishments of one of his players that I thought was special enough you would enjoy.
“Devin Hayes, a junior quarterback at Bowling Green High School, has been selected to be a part of the NFL-Wharton School Prep Leadership Program. Hayes will travel to the Wharton School on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, June 24-27. He will be a part of a program that will include only 36 student-athletes chosen nationwide. The athletes have been selected based on athletic and academic criteria that has been submitted to the NFL. Devin will be involved in classes at Wharton that will include Leadership, Management, Professional Development, Career Development, and Financial Education,” Wallace said.
“Hayes has a 4.0 GPA with a transcript that includes several advanced placement classes. He has already scored a 31 on the ACT. On the field, Hayes threw for 2,718 yards and 40 touchdowns, leading the Purples to a 15-0 record and their second consecutive Class 5A State Championship. Hayes is being recruited by several schools including WKU, Louisville, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia.”
Again, with all the notoriety high school football in Bowling Green has got recently because of scholarship offers to players from schools like Kentucky, this is a huge honor for Hayes and one I thought all high school football fans in the Bluegrass would want to know about.