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October 24, 2013Follow @KYPREPSAlex
The Bowling Green Purples are rolling though the competition this year and putting up gaudy numbers.
Senior wide receiver Nacarius Fant is now one of the most prolific pass catchers in KHSAA history. The WKU-commit sits inside the top ten of KHSAA career receiving records in receptions, touchdowns and yards.
With 3,713 receiving yards, Fant ranks fifth in that category. Behind Montrell Jones (4,345), James Quick (4,437), Gerad Parker (4,736), and John Cole (4,981), Fant is in good company.
"It means a lot, not just because the guys that I'm surrounded by were some of the best to play wide receiver in Kentucky and me being up there hoping to pass some of them just shows the hard work I've put in not only during game time but also either practicing or training my body to be able to do what I do" Fant admits.
Fant's numbers may even be more eye popping if Bowling Green didn't have most games in hand before the end of the first quarter or half. Six of their seven games were by a fourteen-point margin or larger. The Purples also had to cancel a game against Bryan Station at Lexington Catholic because of inclement weather, which pushed the game between the hosting Knights and St. Xavier to the next day.
Heading into their game Friday the Purples are on a 37-game winning streak. Fant loves that he is ascending up the all-time lists while the program he plays for is thriving. Clearly his goal is repeating as Class 5-A State Champions, "Well before this year started and the team was working out we just had it in our heads that we want to put together more wins and keep it going. As far as putting up good stats, that's just me making big plays to get the team wins and trying to chase the three-peat." Fant said.
With the year Fant is having his commitment to the non-automatic qualifying WKU Hilltoppers has been questioned by many. Sources have told Kentuckypreps.com he still sees some interest from other schools but the Bowling Green stand out has got playing on The Hill on his mind. "I'm pretty sold on WKU and my hometown. I want to play in front of my hometown crowd and family. That really means a lot to me." says Fant.
Something else that would mean a lot to Fant are those all-time records. "I would love the all-time records but I mean I'm happy and truly blessed to be where I am right now in those categories. But I love to achieve goals that people might not think I can reach so these next few games will be interesting. "
Fant finished by saying "The ultimate goal is to win a state championship first, then my legacy and career and Bowling Green High School come into play."
Nacarius Fant's career, or legacy, is likely to be remembered by not only the folks around the Bowling Green football community but the entire KHSAA.