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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
POY Potential: Top 3 N.H. football recruits

By Eric Snyder

The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNU's recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s top three football recruits as ranked by ESPNU are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Football Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

1. New Hampton School (New Hampton, N.H.) quarterback/cornerback Jake Kiley
2. Nashua South High (Nashua, N.H.) running back Armond McRae
3. Salem High (N.H.) running back Jerickson Fedrick
Each Gatorade State Player of the Year is challenged by thousands of fellow high school athletes. These are a few of the returning football underclassmen that also contended in 2010-11 …

Kevin Davies SR FB/LB Pinkerton; Manny Latimore SO RB Pinkerton; Tyler Grant JR RB Exeter

A dedicated POY team at ESPNHS manages the Gatorade Player of the Year program selection process and oversees all research, reporting, comparative analysis and criteria-compliance on the award program’s behalf.