Senior captain... Concluded career as one of finest receivers in Kentucky history... Set state receiving marks for single-season TDs (28), single-season yards (1,896), career TDs (69) and career yards (5,031)... Had 237 career receptions... Helped Briar Jumpers to three straight 3A state playoff appearances and 30-11 record from 2005-07... As senior, had 78 catches for 1,623 yards and 23 TDs... As junior, caught 86 passes for 1,896 yards and 28 TDs... Career included eight returns for TDs... Three-year starter; four-year letterwinner... Named to coaches' First Team All-State by the Louisville Courier-Journal and Gatorade's Kentucky Football Player of the Year as senior... Listed in the Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Team... Two-time 3A-District 5 Player of the Year... Also posted eight career INTs as DB... Also earned multiple varsity letters in baseball and basketball... State finalist for Wendy's Heisman Scholar-Athlete Award... 4.0 GPA, member of National Honor Society.
John Stanton Cole... Son of Stan and Gretchen Cole... Born on Oct. 31, 1989... Dad is physician; mom is a homemaker... Youngest of four siblings, all of whom are involved with collegiate sports: Adam played basketball at Transylvania, Andy plays baseball at Georgia Southern, Sarah ran track/cross country at Arkansas.
SOMERSET HEAD COACH JAY COBB
"John's a good one, a very good one. He put up some incredible receiving numbers, but if not for some blowouts, his stats would be astronomical.
"We're talking about a guy with speed. He's a 4.4 kid. But it's the other things that make John special - his hands, how well he puts a foot in the ground and gets into a route, and his physical nature that makes it tough for guys to press him.
"John competes for the ball. When the ball is in the air, John thinks it's his. He just goes and gets it.
"The best thing about John is that he's a better young man off the field than he is on it. He's an outstanding young person."