As the season reaches the halfway point, top players in Warren County have proven that they are worthy of playing Division I football. The Bowling Green area has six of the state's top players, including a Mr. Kentucky Football candidate.
That candidate for Mr. Football is Nacarius Fant. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Bowling Green High School receiver leads the state in receiving yards and receiving TDs with 30 receptions for 628 yards and 9 TDs. Fant has committed to play football for Western Kentucky University.
Fant's cross-town rival Warren Central is home to another top player in the area. Chris Porter-Bunton is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver. Although Porter-Bunton is being recruited at the wide receiver position, this season he has been playing quarterback for the Dragons. Porter-Bunton has received interest from Kentucky, Louisville, and Purdue amongst others.
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The Dragons also have a top player in the class of 2015, Emmitt Smith. Smith is a 6-foot-1, 230 pound inside linebacker. Smith has gained interest from Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, Indiana, and Vanderbilt.
Another junior making a lot of noise is Vanderbilt commit Eli Brown. Eli Brown of Warren East plays offense and defense at the running back and linebacker positions. Brown is 6 feet 2, 192 pounds. As a sophomore, Brown received all-state honorable mention honors.
Lastly, South Warren's defense has only allowed three points. A big part of that are the two top players featured on South Warren's defense. Defensive tackle Adrian Middleton and outside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe have led the Spartans to a 5-0 record this season. Middleton is 6 feet 4, 275 and has committed to play for Mark Stoops and the Wildcats next season. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Iyiebuniwe has offers from Indiana St. and Western Kentucky University.
As for any of these teams playing each other, South Warren shutout Warren East 35-0 the first game of the season. The Purples of Bowling Green and Warren Central meet October 18th at Bowling Green High School.
Kentuckypreps.com will keep you up to date with all the prospects in Warren County as well as the western part of the state.