Unknown Graffree headed to UK

Kentucky is looking to bolster the interior of their defense and in order to do that, you need capable defensive tackles. Pat Graffree fits the mold perfectly.

Kentucky is looking to bolster the interior of their defense and in order to do that, you need capable defensive tackles. Pat Graffree fits the mold perfectly.

In the SEC you can never have too many defensive tackles. One of the most recent prospects to come aboard for Kentucky is a defensive tackle, Pat Graffree. The 6-foot-4, 277-pound senior-to-be is on the right track to being a solid tackle for Kentucky.

"I'm a big physical force and I can plug up gaps," said Graffree. "I can make plays in the open field. I will probably play defensive tackle (at Kentucky)," he said.

Graffree is also looking at ways to improve upon his performance from last season.

"I'm working on using my hands more and then trying to be more aggressive to the football. I want to be first to make the tackle," he said.

"I improved tremendously from my sophomore season. I had 91 tackles, ten tackles for loss, six sacks and an interception," he said. "I had 52 tackles my sophomore season. This season I want to make 100 tackles."

Graffree was hearing from Louisville at one time and he camped at Western Kentucky before making his commitment.

"I was talking to Western Kentucky and I went down and worked out for them," said Graffree. "They told me they were going to put me on the waiting list. UK had other big names that I had heard of. There were players there that I said I can compete with and I can be like them. And it worked out for me," he said.

Kentucky was Graffree's only offer, but he is satisfied with that offer and excited about lifting the weight from his shoulders.

"It took 100 pounds off my shoulders. My family was talking before I went to Coach Phillips's office. After they offered I called my mom and she lives in Decatur, Alabama and I told her what I wanted to do," he said. "I'm just ready to prove to the Big Blue Nation what I can do, "he finished.


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