2022 Kennewick (Wash.) running back Myles Mayovsky has his eyes set on being one of the best prospects to come out of the Tri-Cities in a long time.
He’s off to a great start, as he’s set to be the workhorse back for one of the top 3A teams this year in Kennewick High School, and he already holds a Division I offer from Louisiana.
“Receiving these looks this early is very exciting, but I just have to keep waking up early and working out no matter what,” Mayovsky said. “I’m not expecting anything, I’m just going to work hard and hopefully it’ll pay off.”
This past Friday, Mayovksy took his game to a new level during a grind-it-out, 17-13 victory over the Hanford Falcons. He would carry the ball an astounding 30 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite being more of a balanced receiver last year, Mayovsky says that he’s totally embracing his new bell cow role, and he’s ready to help his team in anyway he can this season.
With his athletic 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame, Mayovsky doesn’t quite fit the profile of what you’d think a running back would look like. You might think he resembles more of a receiver or baseball outfielder (another sport he’s getting D1 looks at).
Mayovsky has all the traits you’re looking for in a power five caliber tailback. With his speed, strength, and downhill mindset.
Despite being talented in multiple sports, Mayovsky loves football the most, and that’s the sport he’ll be pursuing heavily going forward.
Right now he’s receiving a host of interest from Division I programs across the country. Some of those schools include Louisiana (who have already offered him), Louisiana State, Notre Dame, and Washington State.
You might think it’s strange that a player from the Tri-Cities is drawing heavy interest from a university that’s over 2000 miles away. But there’s a lot of power in connections, and Mayvosky has a good one with his personal trainer.
“I work out in the morning with my trainer Steve Whitehead, and he knows the coaches [In Louisiana] pretty well,” Mayovsky said. “He told them, ‘I have a kid that’s been working out at my gym since 6th grade, his name’s Myles, and it’s been nothing but good.’”
Anytime you’ve got a young player with a great frame, great work ethic, and also some tremendous tape so far, It’s pretty easy to understand why Louisiana was so quick to get on board.
It’s still undecided what position he’ll play at the next level, because he has the build to be both a linebacker and offensive player. Right now colleges are pretty split down the middle on which side of the ball they want him on.
But as good as the recruiting has been recently for him, right now Mayovsky’s sole focus is helping the Kennewick Lions reach the state playoffs for the first time since 2015.
There’s plenty of things to like about this years team; With their top tier offensive-line, and array of playmakers on both sides of the ball.
The stars appear to be aligning for Kennewick to make a state title run, but the road is not without potholes.
One of the biggest challenges for them is coming up this week, when they travel to the 4A powerhouse Chiawana Riverhawks. It’s a team highly capable of slowing down their momentum.
“We’re really confident, but we just have to stay humble, especially with Chiawana coming up this Friday,” Mayovsky said.
This Kennewick-Chiawana matchup is as good as it comes in the Tri-Cities this week, and Mayovsky and his crew will be looking to put out a breakout performance.