Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Kony Ealy





KONY EALY



Fr., DE, 6-5, 230, New Madrid, Mo. (New Madrid HS) 

(First name is pronounced COE-knee / Last name is pronounced EE-lee) … A very versatile athlete who could potentially make an impact on either side of the ball, as he starred as an outside linebacker on defense and a running and receiving threat on offense for his school … He’s only played organized football for the last three years, so many feel he’s got a huge upside in terms of continuing development … Most scouting services project him to eventually fit into a defensive end position … Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 3 player in the state of Missouri, as well as the nation’s No. 11 weakside defensive end prospect, in addition to considering him one of the nation’s top 250 prep players overall … Scout.com ranks him as the nation’s #13 defensive end prospect, and says he is a good athlete who does well in space and who has good speed in pursuit … Ranked as the nation’s No. 49 defensive end prospect by ESPN.com … Was a first-team all-state, all-conference, all-region and all-district selection after his senior season which saw him amass 104 total tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 12.5 quarterback sacks, 31 quarterback pressures, 5 forced fumbles, 7 pass break ups, 4 blocked kicks … Also managed 27 receptions for 596 yards and 6 touchdowns on offense, while he also ran for 162 yards and 2 TDs, as well … Notched 89 tackles as a junior, including 31 tackles for loss, and 10.5 quarterback sacks while adding 21 quarterback hurries … On offense as a junior, caught 22 passes for 501 yards and 3 touchdowns … Is also a standout on the basketball court for New Madrid, where he has won all-state, and numerous all-district, all-region and all-conference honors … High school coach – Arlen Pixley … Parents – Willie Ealy & Nettie Jones … Interested in studying business management at Mizzou … Lists hobbies as horseback riding, fishing, basketball, movies and reading … Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Mississippi and Illinois, among others.