Several colleges express interest in Davenport

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6-foot-5 senior is coming off knee injury

By Chuck Jones

Landmark News Service

LaRue County lineman Tyler Davenport is getting a lot of attention from Division I football programs.

Davenport, a 6-5, 285-pound senior, missed most of last season with a knee injury, but LaRue County coach Rodney Armes said colleges haven’t been turned off by that. Louisville and Kentucky as well as Illinois, Indiana, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Murray State and Illinois State have all inquired about Davenport.

Armes, who has coached 13 years at LCHS, said Davenport is “the most recruited player I’ve had since I’ve been here.”

“He’s so strong,” Armes said. “He is faster than he’s given credit for. He has good foot speed. The knee injury hurt his conditioning, but we’re trying to work on that in the preseason.”

Tyler’s father, Terry Davenport, said his son has received letters of interest from about 20 colleges.