*NOTE: To help spread the love, players will be listed at only one position. So some players who might qualify as a Big Board caliber player here will be ranked at another position. The scout sheet we send to colleges has all players and all their positions.
37 – Kent Wigal (Williamstown) 2023
38 – Case Landis (Tyler Consolidated) 2022
41 – Adam Richmond (Shady Spring) 2023
5. Cole Day
Day is a solid prospect out of the eastern panhandle. He meets the standard with his size, standing at 6’3 and around 200 pounds. Offensively, he is used in a multitude of ways in both the passing and rushing game. Catching, rushing, and blocking, he is a valuable tool for the Wildcats. Being a capable linebacker as well, he has a very wide range of skills that should be attractive to the next level.
4. Connor Bell
Bell is a bit of a hidden gem. Webster County has been down the past two seasons but that didn’t stop us from finding Bell’s film. He has a large build and moves well with it. In about every phase of being an H-back/fullback, he is punishing the other side with strong runs or big blocks. Hopefully, Webster County can keep improving and Bell can receive a bit more attention.
3. Dawson Price
Price plays wide receiver primarily for East Hardy but at 6’3 200 pounds and only being a junior- we believe that colleges could see him as more of a receiving tight end. Either way, he has put up some awesome film as an underclassman. He constantly uses his size advantage to dominant opposing secondaries. He has some legit athleticism that is showcased on defense as well. It will be interesting to see how his use evolves and if he continues to get bigger.
2. Koby Toothman
Toothman is a textbook, traditional fullback. Thicker than some linemen, he carries it well. He is an invaluable blocker in the Fairmont Senior running offense and his film reflects this. With grit, he engages and drives defenders to pave a way for his backs. When rushing himself, he is guaranteed several earned yards. Many colleges might not have an offense appropriate for his abilities with the modern spread but there are plenty that should.
1. Toby Payne
Payne is unsurprisingly the number one combo-type player in AA and A. He has been a force since a freshman and has delivered in many different ways. Perhaps no other player in the classification has near his blend of size, burst, and playmaking ability. This has allowed for him to dominant on the outside as receiver and also be a ball-hawking defensive back. Payne’s continual growth (now up over 220 pounds) has him viewed most likely as a receiving tight end on the next level. The collegiate interest backs this claim as he holds plenty of Division I offers.
Keep An Eye Out
Shady Spring’s Adam Richmond (2023) was a bright spot on a Tiger team that struggled in 2020. He acted as a solid yet explosive option at tight end. Case Landis (2022) is a noteworthy four-year starter for Tyler Consolidated while Williamstown’s Kent Wigal (2023) really got to breakout e his 6’3 frame in 2020. Midland Trail’s Aden Isaacs (2022) and Berkeley Springs’ Hunter Ambrose (2023) are two more Class A all-staters notable to the discussion.