Kentucky's top five playmakers

Zeke Pike

The state of Kentucky is filled with quality prospects in the 2012 class unlike any years in recent memory. Here are five of the top playmakers in Kentucky.

Zeke Pike – QB - 6-foot-6, 230-pounds – Zeke Pike is rated among the best quarterbacks in the nation. And it's for good reason. Pike is a dual-threat quarterback who has a fearless attitude on the field. Pike is able to stay in the pocket and take the hit while making the throw down field. He is also able to get out of the pocket and deliver the first blow to the defender. Pike is a player who is capable of an average of 200 yards passing and another 100 yards rushing on each outing.

Patrick Towles – QB - 6-foot-5, 235-pounds – Patrick Towles can best be described as a winner, but it's mostly due to his attitude of doing whatever necessary for the win. Towles has the ability to get the ball down the field in a hurry with his huge arm. He can also use his legs to make plays when necessary. Towles also throws with good accuracy on his long and short passes. Towles also knows when to defer to the talent around him. And that talent is as rich as any in Kentucky.

Anthony Wales – RB – 5-foot-9, 170-pounds – Kentucky's leading rusher last year was Louisville Central back "Ace" Wales. The diminutive running back has great field vision and deceptive strength and speed. Wales is also durable for his size carrying the ball nearly 20 times per game and showing little sign of slowing down. If Wales has another year like his junior campaign, he'll end his senior season as the state of Kentucky's all-time leading rusher.

Vincent Miller – ATH – 5-foot-11, 185-pounds – It may be surprising to see Vinny Miller on this list, but Miller is a player who can do so many things for his team and at a high level. Miller is able to make plays in all phases of the game. Miller played wide receiver and quarterback last season for Henry Clay, but he'll be exclusively at wide receiver this season. However don't be surprised to see Miller making big plays from the Wildcat position or as a running back part time.

DarMontre Warr – RB – 5-foot-9, 181-pounds – You may or may not know DarMontre Warr, but everybody in Jefferson County knows what the running back is capable of. Last year Warr rushed for over 1800 yards and 18 touchdowns. Despite little production in the passing game and the focus of the opponents' defense being on Warr, he averaged nearly nine yards per carry. If Manual has any semblance of a passing game this season Warr could rush for 2500 yards easily as a senior.

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