RICHMOND, Ky. (WYMT) - Two Eastern Kentucky athletes will stay pretty close to home at EKU. Both Jaylyn Allen and Jake Sloan will head to Richmond once they graduate to play for Walt Wells and the Colonels.
Jake Sloan etched his name into KHSAA history this year, becoming the second player ever to record 300 catches. Sloan was a part of a Pulaski County team that won the regular season Class 5A District 8 title.
Allen helped Paintsville to their first state title in 34 years, finishing second on the team in tackles with 72. The Tigers defeated Fairview, Raceland, Williamsburg and Kentucky Country Day on their way to the state title game.
Pulaski County’s Jake Sloan made it official today by “inking” the L.O.I. To Eastern Kentucky University. Congrats to the prolific receiver. @EliGehnTV @JoshMooreHL @kyhighs @SportsOT @CJsportseditor @MChilders_22 @mlkerr13 @DougEads @L_C_Sports @EKUWWells pic.twitter.com/RPvkI6Ukyp— John Hines (@JohnHines66) December 18, 2019
With the start of the 2020 early national singing day period, @paintsvillefb tigers defensive standout @jaylyn_allen5 signs with @EKUFootball Colonels! Congratulations on an amazing senior season! #firethecannon #NSD2020 #wenotme #justus pic.twitter.com/WTQNx7fBFr— inFocusMediaKy (@focus_ky) December 18, 2019