DITR – Kelby Hypolite

Kelby Hypolite is a 5’9″, 166 pound, class of 2024 quarterback for Breaux Bridge High School in Louisiana. Kelby is one of the most talented dual-threat quarterbacks in the area, and is an exceptional player in many ways. He’s a talented athlete, and quick on his feet. He uses his footwork, which is one of his strengths, to oftentimes reach the second level when rushing with the ball, and if he reaches that second level, his homerun speed often takes him far. Passing-wise, Kelby can sling the ball when he needs to. he oftentimes rolls out, but he shows decent pocket awareness as well, plus he has an above-average arm in terms of how far he can throw downfield. For whoever coaches this player in college, there will be a decision made about which position he will play. He’s athletic enough to play wide receiver or running back, but there is potential for Kelby to be polished into a quarterback at the next level as well.

Kelby also plays in the secondary for Breaux Bridge, and had a huge pick-six of around 75 yards. He has recorded 21 total tackles so far in 2023. On the offensive side, Kelby has thrown for 858 yards and 7 touchdowns, as well as 779 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground. He has exceeded 100 rushing yards five times this season.

Kelby does not hold any offers at the moment. He has taken visits to LSU, Arkansas, and Louisiana Christian University.

I recently had the chance to interview Kelby:

Why and at what age did you start playing football?

“Age 6, family is athletic and motivational.”

Have you always played your current position, or did you play a different position growing up?

“Yes, I always Played quarterback and played safety growing up.”

What sets you apart from everyone else on the field?

“My ability to play different positions, and the moves I make on the field while running. Intelligence to know the game.”

What is your favorite accomplishment so far in your football career?

“Going on visits to big schools.”

What is your favorite memory of playing football so far?

“Making it to the 3rd round.”

How do you balance athletics and academics?

“Studying & putting priorities first.”

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced on the field?

“Going to the 3rd round with a dislocated shoulder.”

Is there a certain player you try to model your game after?

“Yes, Lamar Jackson, the way he is a dual-threat.”

How do you stay physically fit outside of football?

“I play basketball & workout on my free time.”

What are you hoping to achieve this season?

“Getting a ring and receiving an offer.”

What is your end goal for your football career?

“To know I made my daddy proud , because I know that’s what he would’ve wanted.”

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned playing football?

“Never give up . Always fight to the end and the game is never over until the time is up.”

How do you prepare for big games?

“Going over my plays and thinking about the big plays I’m going to make.”

Lastly, who is the biggest role model in your life?

“My dad.”