Prep football: Seniors juggle scholarship offers

By Emily Patton Published:

Three local high school seniors have received multiple scholarship offers to play Division I football.

Franklin County running back/wide receiver Ryan Timmons and quarterback Logan Woodside, and Frankfort High senior wide receiver Aaron Jackson have spent the summer juggling unofficial visits and possible verbal commitments.

RYAN TIMMONS

Senior Ryan Timmons has turned heads across the country. The FCHS star said he has nine scholarship offers to play football. Those schools include Purdue, Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas, Western Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Toledo.

Timmons said he hopes to narrow the decision down to six by the start of school, and then make a final decision in the middle of the season.

On Wednesday, his teammate Logan Woodside verbally committed to Toledo. Timmons said he hasn’t looked into the Ohio school much yet.

“We do want to play together, so I’ll look into them more now,” Timmons said.

Timmons will visit Ohio State on Friday and hopes for another offer soon.

LOGAN WOODSIDE

Senior quarterback Logan Woodside verbally committed to Toledo on Wednesday after taking an official visit the same day.

Woodside had offers from WKU, Troy, Eastern Kentucky, Ohio and Western Illinois.

But it was Toledo’s 2011 Military Bowl win, Mid-American Conference schedule and history of championship performances that led to Woodside’s verbal.

“I wanted a school that made me feel comfortable, were genuinely interested in me playing for them and that had my (physical therapy) major,” he said.

AARON JACKSON

Frankfort High senior Aaron Jackson has earned three scholarships offers, including those from Navy, Liberty and EKU.

The wide receiver said his options are still very wide open. It may be midseason until he reaches a decision. Currently, Jackson said he is leaning toward playing at the Naval Academy.

“I want to go there because of what I can do, not only football wise, but with my education and career. You are set for life if you go there,” Jackson said.

His high school coach Craig Foley encouraged Jackson to relax when making the decision.

“We just keep telling him to relax, that he has a free education, he just has to decide where,” Foley said. “Anytime you have a kid like him on your team, you appreciate it.”

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