2018 DL Clint Thurston, Redbank Valley: Player Previews in 100 Days – Day 33
Written by: Billy Splain on Monday, June 19th, 2017
School: Redbank Valley High School
Class Of: 2018
Primary Postion: DL
Secondary Position(s): FB
Jersey Number: 24
40-Yard Dash: 4.7
Other Sports: Track and Field
Starting Experience: 3 years
2014 1st Team All-KSAC Kicker
2015 1st Team All-KSAC Kicker
2016 1st Team All-KSAC Kicker
2016 1st Team All-KSAC Punter
2016 1st Team All-KSAC RB
2016 1st Team All-KSAC DL
69-393, 7 TDs
47-2,164, 46.0 AVG
41-1,592, 38.8 AVG
Coaches Comments: Clint earns his nickname “Baby Bus.” It is such a luxury to have a back in our arsenal who we are confident can pick up a yard when we need it, is also able to break the big runs because of his unique strength and speed. Clint currently reps 225 lbs on the bench press for an impressive 20 reps, deadliest 585 lbs, and squats 550 lbs. His speed, size, and strength make him a unique weapon in our offensive arsenal.
As good as he is on offense, his most natural position is on the defensive line where his powerful explosiveness and speed makes him unblockable at times. Clint is simply a few inches away in height from being a highly sought after defensive lineman at the next level.
I can also say with a confidence that he is probably the strongest high school kicker in America.
We are very excited to not only see what is in store for Clint’s senior season, but also beyond the high school level.
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