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Patrick Towles Named a Parade All-American

– I repeat, Patrick Towles is a Parade All-American. From WLWT 5 in Cincinati:

Highlands High School football standout Patrick Towles has racked up yet another postseason honor. On Jan. 13, Towles was named to Parade magazine’s 49th annual All-America High School Football Team.

Towles, who has committed to play next fall for the University of Kentucky, was the only player from the state of Kentucky named to the team.

This past season, the senior quarterback led the Highlands Bluebirds to their fifth straight state championship. For his efforts, Towles was named Mr. Football and the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Kentucky.

– Cris Collinsworth told Larry Vaught that Towles was ‘as good as he has seen:’

How have you enjoyed being around Patrick Towles and what type of future do you think he has?

Collinsworth: “He can be anything, anywhere. He makes some throws in practice sometimes that I go, ‘Oh my gosh. There are NFL guys that can’t make that throw.’ He is big, strong, physical. He is just now kind of getting into learning all the intricacies of how to read safeties, watch the outside (line) backer to see if he is dropping or coming up. He is a fast learner, a smart kid and he runs like a bear. He is competitive. I personally think there are going to be a lot of universities that are just sick they did not get on Patrick Towles sooner and will be trying to by the end of this season.”

– While Towles still has a ways to go to prove that he’s better than a Brad Bardo or Mitch McMahon, he’s destined to be a star. We haven’t been this excited about a quarterback since Jared Lorenzen, another Highlands High product. I just wish that there was some way that we could see Lorenzen and Towles together at some event. Maybe something for charity involving pizza…

Oh what’s that? THERE IS?

That’s right, our buddy Mark Collier, of Ft. Thomas Matters fame, and the legendary Will Chambers will take on Jared Lorenzen and Patrick Towles in a pizza eating contest this Sunday. The two teams will have 15 minutes to eat a 24 inch pie. The event, called Mark vs. Food, kicks off at 1:00 at Raniero’s Pizzeria in Cold Spring (Northern Kentucky, y’all). All the proceeds from the challenge will go to the Brighton Center in Newport. Sponsorship information can be found here.

Go Cats and Go Towles. And Go Pizza. What a day.

 

Article written by Tyler Montell

32 Comments for Patrick Towles Named a Parade All-American



  1. Mocha
    1:04 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Jeff Pearlman would rather his kids starve than eat at Raniero’s.



  2. Cris Collinsworth
    1:09 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Towles is as good as any, gym rat, give 110%, and other cliches.

    unrelated note, Pearlman punches babies in the face.



  3. who next
    2:03 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Should start next season. Pearlman clubs baby seals.



  4. The Outlaw Josey Wales
    2:06 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Is it just me.. or does he not look alot like Phillip Rivers??



  5. Cliver
    2:13 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Brad Bardo???



  6. wldctky
    2:16 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    to bad he will be playing for an offense that holds him back



  7. Al's IndiCats
    2:17 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Pearlman sniffs Priests bicycle seats!



  8. macsauce13
    2:31 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    I bet he de-commits and goes to play somewhere that will let him excel.



  9. TSimpson
    2:46 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    How come Zeke Pike is still a 4-star & Towles is only a 3-star? Just Sayin



  10. Big Daddy
    2:47 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    He’ll head to LSU now that Kiehl left for Notre Dame.



  11. barn
    2:47 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    can’t see this kid coming to UK, with jokes track record. he’s either blue thru and thru or has no guidance whatsoever. you think he might know that someone else will be coach next season?



  12. Kentucky Gentleman
    2:48 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Not a chance Pat goes anywhere other than UK.



  13. scared
    2:51 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    I will pile onto this mess as well…I love UK and we are lucky to have this kid, but why would he want to play for Joker? If his commitment sticks, it will be miraculous. Hopefully he honors it and stays. And hopefully Joker lets him play and helps him out. Max Smith should have good competition. Morgan Newton is done for me…I have not seen anything from him that I really liked…



  14. For Rizzle
    2:54 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Word on the street from the Northern KY area was that if Notre Dame offered he was going to decommit from UK. Now that ND has Kiel, I doubt Towles is going anywhere. We Are UK



  15. trublu
    2:55 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    @11; he’s blue thru and thru.. He WILL NOT be going anywhere besides Kentucky, if Joker had been fired I would agree with you, but he has a great relationship with Joker and Company.



  16. jack
    3:03 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    I hope the pizza eating contest isn’t going to mess up his eligibility… I didnt think you could promote an event with college players, even if it was for charity.



  17. AJ
    3:14 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Cincinnati.



  18. LarryM
    3:15 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    I hate to say this but truth is truth…without good receivers and an offensive line that can give him protection he will become just another in a long line of UK quarterbacks that don’t live up to the hype. Please Joker, give the kid some help, and most of all, DO NOT do what Bill Curry did to Tim Couch his frosh year…let the kid start from day 1!!



  19. NC Cat
    3:28 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Since Sen. Jim Bunning is his grandfather……….don’t see him anywhere but UK. I hope he throws a football like his grandad pitched!



  20. catsflaws.com
    3:31 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Im kind of excited for this years recruiting class. Hopefully Towles is as good as advertized and a few of these other recruits pan out. IF Josh Clemons can come back and produce I think we have a good young nucleus of players.



  21. PatGLex
    4:03 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    I knew this on Sunday, when I read the H-L’s copy of PARADE.



  22. big tim
    4:04 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    we got some good wr coming in and linemen coming in i really like this year recruiting class i think were going to be better then alot of people think



  23. bigcat76
    4:11 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, but can he make his receivers at UK catch the ball? If he can do that let’s start him at HEAD COACH.



  24. GODSAZNO
    5:15 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    If he’s a Parade All-American then why is labeled just a 3 star recruit?



  25. Blueburg
    5:21 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    The only hope Joker has is going all in on this young man.



  26. Wildcat Kyle
    5:40 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Gus Malzahn would have been a perfect fit for PT and the Cats. Arkansas State now has him. UK could have got him cheaper than they are paying “Joke” Phillips and at least we would have been fun to watch.



  27. Shoebox Johnson
    5:43 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Will Chambers once ate a goat’s horn in under 7 minutes.



  28. Bill Brasky
    6:27 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    Will Chambers once ate the Bible while water skiing.



  29. Hoss
    7:40 pm January 18, 2012 Permalink

    24- that’s the $million question to me, too.



  30. big tim
    12:53 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    24 he was up to a 4 star today



  31. Jdaws
    2:31 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    He’s a 4 star player ranked several spots ahead of Zeke Pike just as he should be.



  32. RealRealist
    9:38 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Zeke was too worried about getting high during games as opposed to winning them.