Central KY early signing period


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Wednesday marked the first ever early signing period nationally for football.

Locally, Boyle County’s big 6’6″, 260 pound offensive lineman, Will Bramel, signed with Purdue.

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The newest Boilermaker says he’s just happy to have it done.

A few others penned their names on the line as well.

6’5″, 311 pound Pulaski County offensive lineman Zack Ferris inked with Marshall.

Frederick Douglass defensive lineman Dayton LeBlanc is headed to North Texas.

Congrats to those guys and to all who penned their names so far here in the early period..which ends Friday.


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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com