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Elijah Sindelar is really good

Drew Barker is a heralded recruit and has an opportunity to come to Lexington and be a hero. Mark Stoops beat out Steve Spurrier for an elite quarterback – so that speaks volumes to his ability. But it’s never too early for the coaches to keep building for the future, after all, that’s what this rebuilding process is all about.

You have heard his name before, but 2015 prospect Elijah Sindelar deserves the praise. The junior out of Caldwell Co. High School in Princeton, Ky. is smashing his completion. Last night his team routed Crittenden Co. and he only played a half of football, completing five passes for four touchdowns. Those five completions went for 229 yards.

On the season Sindelar is 135-for-209 with 2,265 yards, and 33 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions.

You can expect to see a lot more of Sindelar in the future. He is a big-time talent in Kentucky high school football.

Go Cats.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

38 Comments for Elijah Sindelar is really good



  1. Time4#9
    2:39 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    This kid will be the biggest recruit for UK to get in the last 10 years. An elite QB that can do it all. What all of his stats don’t show are the amount of drops his receivers have. The kid would be completing 80% of his passes if it wasn’t for drops. Must get player for Stoops and UK.



  2. uhhuh
    2:48 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    3 that would be the third year in a row someone has said that…u already giving up on Barker?



  3. niaps
    2:48 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Tiny school, poor ass competition, and you call him the biggest recruit at UK? Get real dude he needs to be tested lots to give him that cred.



  4. Tennessee Wildcat
    3:05 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Not saying he isn’t SEC caliber, but I really wonder if he would be willing to ride the bench for 2-3 years behind Barker. Who knows if he could eventually beat out Barker if he would commit to the Cats, but I’m sure he could be a star at Western Kentucky or somewhere like that probably without a doubt. It never hurts to have depth, though, if he would commit to UK.



  5. BluKudzu
    3:06 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Tim couch was from a small school with questionable competition and he seemed to do ok.
    Go cats.



  6. Ric Flair
    3:28 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    I saw them play Christian County to open their season up. He is good. Good pocket poise. Didn’t really get to see his athletic ability though. I think he’s solid, but don’t think he’s SEC elite. I’ve heard that Bama was recruiting him. For a team like UK who will never have the all-world offensive line, and in a defensive dominating SEC, we will need an all around QB who can do it all. Run, use their feet to extend plays, roll out, scramble…and run if needed.



  7. El Pres
    3:31 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    People need to stop acting like Drew Barker will come in and start from day one. Yes he is a big time recruit that will likely start at some time during his college career. But he has not proven anything yet. Quit acting like this 18 year old is a god send to UK football. It is unfair to the current QBs of UK and unfair to Barker that expectations are so high for him. KSR readers need to stick to basketball because 75% of you didn’t care one bit about the football program until last February, and are extremely uneducated when it comes to football



  8. cracka
    3:33 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    nothing against barker but this guy isn’t going to be scared to come here … every good football team has 1-2 qbs who are 4* or 5*



  9. Time4#9
    3:34 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Niaps – you will see. Just because he doesn’t play In Texas or Florida doesn’t mean you can deny his God given ability. The kid has a cannon, accurate, runs under a 4.7 40, and doesn’t make many poor decisions in a game. You say what you want, but in two years if he isn’t in blue you will wish he was.



  10. Time4#9
    3:36 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    #7 have you seen our QBs??? Of course this kid will start. We have one QB that is an athlete, not a real QB.



  11. M Wilson
    3:39 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Hearing he might be an Ohio State lean. Think the family may be
    Originally from Ohio



  12. Rise
    3:43 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Patrick towles put up similar numbers as this kid and he is battling for the fourth string spot.



  13. CATfish
    3:48 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    He played my team this year and man, he’s something else.



  14. College Scout
    4:23 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Dude is no joke! He is everything you want in a QB. Most his stats come in the first half because they are blowing out teams by 40+ points. Yes not playing the best competition but but I’ve got to watch him play and his accuracy in the pocket and on the run is unbelievable! He is a great athelete. Lead his team to state as a soph. Last year. Undefeated this year. Some of the passes he makes will make your jaw drop! He could go toe to toe with any high school QB in the country. He dosnt get enough credit cause he plays for a small school.



  15. R Sigler
    4:26 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Elijah is the “Real Deal” Class of 2015, and would it not be awesome to have another top instate QB come to #BBN #StoopsTroops?

    Drew Barker is part of the 2014 “Dream Team”, take nothing from him!
    We have all come to see what a leader Drew is already, and he could be a UK Peyton Manning. We could possibly have an Eli Manning as well! 🙂

    Whatever Elijah & family decide, the young man has his act together and wish him, Coach David Barnes, and the Tigers the best of luck!

    * Would be nice to see if BTI & Hoody, both from Madisonville, could do a KSR Live Blog of next weeks rivalry game at Caldwell. Class A No. 1 Mayfield (9-0) at 2A No. 1 Caldwell County (9-0).



  16. alumni
    4:27 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Good to see someone from my alma mater doing well. Go Tigers!



  17. 5star
    4:32 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Unbelievable talent with room to grow. Hope he picks UK! Would love to have him. He is a under the radar 5star.



  18. Stat man
    4:34 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Sindelar was actually 6 of 7 for 236 yards and 5 TDs at Crittenden County.



  19. Tigers
    4:42 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    15. Will not be a good game to watch because Caldwell will not play the starters because they have nothing to play for. Locked up home field until state. A smart HC dosnt take a chance on getting anyone hurt. Mayfield will win only because Caldwell will allow. Btw mayfield is not a rivalry game. Mayfield always dominates everyone that gets in they’re way for the past 40 yrs. until last couple of years with sindlar as QB have we been able to compete. Mayfield is one of the states best schools for football. I know I’m a Caldwell alum. Former tiger football player.



  20. Matt Jones Illeigitmate Son
    4:45 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    How far is Caldwell County from Middlesboro? The kid just looks familiar…..



  21. Tigers
    4:50 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    With that said go tigers!!! This kid is the best QB I’ve ever seen. Hope he picks KY.



  22. Smh
    4:58 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    21… Best qb you’ve ever seen? Haha… You must not of seen very many qb’s



  23. Tigers
    5:04 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    22. In high school football!! Have you seen him play and how much high school football games you watch. You Sound like someone from a school we smashed.



  24. Smh
    5:11 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    23…. I have seen him play. An highly doubtful… I went to trinity



  25. R Sigler
    5:19 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Tigers: yes same here, but I am much older 🙂

    Caldwell Coach Barnes was our running back, and Caldwell Superintendent Carrell Boyd was our QB 😉

    Mayfield was always our pain-in-the-behind, and was 2A then with coach Jack Morris. The old rivalry is still there and they are the Mayfield CARDINALS #BBN, so that helps you have to understand 🙂

    As you mentioned, you have to look ahead at the state games ahead… keep all healthy, but I would not be surprised if they “light it up”. Have popcorn ready just in case 😉



  26. CoachBarnes'Dong
    5:22 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Of course you did #22, of course you did…..Exactly who did you see that was better at Sindelar’s age in high school? Let me guess, you played with Peyton Manning in college as well?



  27. Just to add to the convo
    5:56 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    We have had 2 high school qb’s in the state, that both graduated as the all time passing leaders in the nation. Tim Couch and Chris Redman. And Redman played the best teams in the state every year playing for Male.



  28. Rickey Bobbie
    5:58 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    I just hope that Coach Wayne does not mess him up!



  29. Tigers
    6:07 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    25. Good to see you are cat fan Randy! I think your talking about 1976Mayfield 42-15 1978 mayfield14-12 1979 mayfield35-26 1980mayfield 42-7 81′ mayfield34-6 ’82 mayfield 49-13 ’83 mayfield 48-6. ”84 mayfield12-10 86. Mayfield 42-7 ’87 mayfield 24-0 ’88 26-0 ’89 mayfield 38-8 should I keep going ?? Mayfield won every game until 1995 by an average around 20 points before they changed. I would call that domination not rivalry. I can go back further if you would like?



  30. Mayfield
    6:11 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Next week against Mayfield will tell you if the kid is any better than any other small school KY QB. Last year Jake Guhy for Mayfield had like 38 TDs and 1 Int.



  31. Tigers
    6:12 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    25. 1964-1995 Caldwell only beat mayfield 3 times. The average margin of victory is crazy!



  32. TigerDumb
    8:16 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Tigers are you illiterate? You make me embarrassed to be from the same school system as you. Also, you need some Ritalin you hyperactive boob.



  33. Little Barnes
    10:13 pm October 26, 2013 Permalink

    Coach Wayne is a good coach he just needs to control his attitude. He will make E a 5 star and go with him!



  34. Yep
    8:37 am October 27, 2013 Permalink

    Sindelar is rated higher than Barker in their respective classes. Quit trying to knock this kid you bunch of dumb fugs, he’s the better quarterback. There is also a Kentucky expatriate living in Texas who is even higher rated. His family had UK season football tickets growing up. We’re going to land one of these two, and we’re pretty fortunate to be in this position.



  35. Deez
    10:16 am October 27, 2013 Permalink

    Tigers, you obviously do not know much about the recent history of the Caldwell/Mayfield matchup. The two games that Sindelar has played against them have not been real competitive at all. Mayfield blew Caldwell out last year. However, the Tigers did beat Mayfield in ’08 and ’09. Make sure you know what you’re talking about before you post something.



  36. From Princeton played for Male
    10:42 am October 27, 2013 Permalink

    Tigers, Sigler
    Isn’t dad a former teammate of Tony Franklins? He at least attended his camps yes? That bodes well for the Neal Brown connection.

    SMH – stilll stinging from that loss to the lowly public school I guess. Seems to me my Alma Mater has put more QBs in the League than the Rocks even though one converted to RB.



  37. R Sigler
    2:19 pm October 27, 2013 Permalink

    #36 Lot of connections there. Tony was our fullback/linebacker at Caldwell, and was awesome at both. Tony and Neal connection was at Troy where Franklin’s “Air Raid” version was learned, so the UK connection is definitely there.

    #Pagliai’sPizza is highly recommended if you go to the game next week 🙂



  38. KY FB FAN
    10:01 pm October 27, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll be pulling for UK to get this kid. That being said, I’m a Mayfield Cardinals fan and I hope Caldwell wins 2A this year but not the matchup this Friday at Princeton. The Cardinals will have to pull the rest of the team down around QB Sindelar and they’ve got the talent, training, and tradition to do it. Should be a GREAT game!