PHELPS, Ky. – Phelps High School football standouts Adam Dotson and Caleb Lester have recently received offers to play football at Union College.
A lot has changed in Hornetville over the last year, they have a brand new football field, a brand new coach, and a brand new outlook. Gone are the days where the Phelps football program will go overlooked. New Head Coach David Jones is making sure of that.
Jones was announced as the new Head Coach of the Phelps Hornets back at the beginning of the year and he is already making big strides to better the situation at Phelps. Jones has been sending out recruiting videos of the players at Phelps and colleges are showing interest. As they should be, the Phelps Hornet football program is on the verge of taking a big leap forward.
Dotson and Lester have both received offers from Union College to play football. Dotson and Lester are both juniors and will be entering their senior seasons in the upcoming fall. Dotson is a 6-foot 295 pound center who is versatile and can play any position on the offensive line. Jones said, “He is a very smart kid and he knows football, he does extremely well in the classroom also. I’ve had a lot of schools call me about Adam but this was his first offer, I don’t see it being his last either.”
Jones said he has brought college-style workouts to Phelps and he has been videotaping the players during spring practice and workouts. He sends the tapes to colleges to help promote the players and showcase their skills. This type of player promotion has been nonexistent in the land of Hornets for a long time.
Lester is a 6-foot-6 310 pound tackle with tons of upside. Lester has the size that colleges are looking for and Jones indicates that after working with his assistant coach Terry Hunter that Lester will have the skill set to match come enrollment time.
Jones added, “If you get him mad then nobody can stop him. I told him that he will be mad at me all year.” Union is Lester’s second offer.
Last season the Hornets went win less, they didn’t win a game. Jones first action as the head coach was to drop out of district play until they can develop the program and players. This is a crucial move that has helped plenty of other teams in the past.
The Hornets have a long way to go but Jones is doing right by the kids in “Hornetville.”
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] or on twitter @sidplaster)