When I first received a heads up on a division one caliber defensive end playing out in North Carolina, I shrugged my shoulders. He was probably one in many prospects in that area. So what? Another one, but okay lets take a look at him. And then he proved himself to be “The Minister of Sinister.” In the game of football nicknames are given out like mouthpieces during equipment hand out, but Joe Kane happened to be the young man given this tag. It would be putting things lightly to say he’s earned it.
Kane attends Heritage High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Besides being a national sack leader and garnering defensive mvp honors as an underclassman, the amount of hoopla surrounding Kane has spilled from his town to the entire east coast. His measurables are that of a prototype defensive end. At 6’3.5 and 258 pounds, Joe Kane adds 4.85 speed to the mix. While this would be considered comme il faut by the smoother talking experts, it is better than average for a prospect with at least two summers of training left before his first college football game.
Besides his measurables what makes Joe Kane a marked defensive prospect for the class of 2018? Try his alley-brawl style of intimidation or his high end energy that he brings for four quarters. Bragging up ball players who have yet to play one down of college ball can be somewhat premature but Kane is a prospect that 95% of coaches and scouts would warrant success. It would not surprise any of his high school coaches and peers to see Kane choose a regional division one school for his college football experience. Four division one powerhouse programs are within a couple hours drive of Kane’s hometown. Those programs include Wake Forest, North Carolina, Duke, and North Carolina State. In Kane’s mindset decisions can wait until later. Right now he’s all about getting his team to the state championship while bringing home the national sack title. Stay tuned. www.besquadsport.com