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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Ryan Timmons has teammate prospects

By Dave Hooker

Ryan Timmons won't be the only football player from Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin High who will go on to play college football. The school has a crop of juniors awaiting their shot at recruiting.

Here's a trio that figures to be Division I prospects who could follow Timmons, an ESPN 300 athlete:

Lorenzo McCaskell -- The 6-foot, 190-pound athlete is expected to play receiver in college. He also plays linebacker in high school. His athleticism has drawn comparisons to Timmons.

"It's the versatility that makes him," Franklin head coach Chris Tracy said.

McCaskell has only played three years of football after having focused on youth soccer. He has already received interest from Toledo and several other MAC schools, Tracy said.

Chris Roberts -- He's a scary running back in high school at 6-3 and 260 pounds. He'll play defensive end or tight end in college.

"He's just huge," Tracy said. "He's a bulldozer."

Yet size does not define Roberts completely. Also a basketball player, Roberts is said to have great hands. Tracy said he could be a steal for a college willing to develop him. Of course, a productive season this fall will go a long way toward determining that.

Zach Durham -- Colleges looking for a kicker should look at Durham.

"He's got a pretty good leg," said Tracy, who added that Durham regularly puts kickoffs through the end zone.

He's also experienced. The 5-8, 170-pound prospect will be a fourth-year starter this fall.