By DOUG EADS
Four Pulaski County High School seniors met together on Wednesday afternoon to have their picture taken, after signing national letters of intent on National Signing Day.
JAKE SLOAN — EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY — Sloan leaves Pulaski County as the second most prolific wide receiver in Kentucky High School Athletic Association history, only trailing his former PC teammate, Jake Johnson.
Sloan — who missed a pair of games late in the season due to an injury — still enjoyed a monster senior season with 77 receptions for 899 yards and five touchdowns.
He leaves Pulaski County in second place all time in KHSAA history in receptions for a career with 312, second place in receptions in a season with 116, and he is third all-time with most receptions in a single game with 17.
For his career, Sloan played in 51 games for the Maroons, hauling in 312 receptions for 4,012 yards and 29 TD’s.
In Sloan, EKU got an absolute steal.
CHASE PARMELEE — UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS — Parmelee wreaked havoc all season long in 2019 on the Maroons defensive line, netting 80 tackles on the year with 19 of those going for a loss.
For his career, Parmelee played in 51 games for the Maroons, and registered 217 tackles, with 46 for a loss, had nine quarterback sacks, caused five fumbles, recovered three fumbles, and had two interceptions.
PAUL JUDD — UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE — Judd began his prep career at Woodford County High School, before transferring to Pulaski County High School, where he played for the Maroons during his junior and senior seasons.
While at PC, Judd quickly established himself as one of the top centers in the area on the Maroons offensive line.
For his career at PC, Judd graded out at 89 percent on the offensive line, and recorded 24 knockdowns in his two years on the Maroons O Line.
DYLAN HUGHES — UNION COLLEGE — Hughes was a three-year varsity starter for the Maroons, splitting time as an offensive guard and center.
For his career, Hughes graded out over that three-year span on the Maroons O Line at 87 percent, recording 25 knockdowns.
Congratulations to all four of these outstanding players, but more importantly, these four guys are outstanding people.
I can proudly say that it was my honor and privilege to cover all four of these special players throughout their PC football playing careers.
Congrats once again to all four of these special players, and I have no doubt all four of these guys will be very successful down the road, no matter the path they choose later in life.