Posted On: 03/16/21 12:43 PM

If we know anything about Donnie Kiefer’s career, it’s that he doesn’t take long to develop a ton of talent.

The West Ashley coach is in his 11th stop across two states, and with his first full offseason in full gear, the man with a pedigree for building programs from the weight room to the field is starting to show itself. His next two classes are already showing serious potential, as upwards of 10 players are on a track to eventually play in the various college ranks.

And one of the biggest reasons the Wildcats went from 2-8 two years ago prior Kiefer’s arrival to 5-2 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 was the emergence of Class of 2022 running back Jahleel Porter Jahleel Porter 5'11" | RB West Ashley | 2022 State SC . The 5-foot-11, 185-pound back went off last fall, rushing for 1,219 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 8.6 yards per carry. He added five receptions for 107 yards and two scores receiving, too.

Linebacker Caleb Edwards Caleb Edwards 6'2" | LB West Ashley | 2022 State SC (6-foot-2, 240 pounds) is a fierce tackler who had 40 solo stops and was in on 63 assisted tackles in just seven games. Even using the college metric where assists count as a half, that’s still north of 10

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