Blake McClain headed to UK

Three-star corner Blake McClain committed to Kentucky this afternoon, live on the Orlando Sentinel's website. Here are some of his quotes from his announcement.

Three-star corner Blake McClain committed to Kentucky this afternoon, live on the Orlando Sentinel's website. Here are some of his quotes from his announcement.

Blake McClain became Kentucky's seventh commitment of the 2013 class. The Winter Park High (Fl.) prospect chose Kentucky over offers from Illinois, South Florida and Pittsburgh. After making multiple unofficial visits to several schools, what stood out for McClain?

"I like the coaching staff (at Kentucky)," said McClain. "They are family oriented. The feeling was kind of like home. And of course playing in the SEC (was important). If you want to be the best, you have to play against the best," he continued.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back was looking for a home-like environment when he made his trips and once Kentucky got him on campus, they offered him a scholarship and the environment he was in search of.

"(On my visits) I was able to learn that I wanted a family oriented coaching staff. One that I can come around when I have problems. They feeling you get on campus – you don't go there just for football. So you have to like the town and the campus," he said.

"Kentucky had a slower process than most schools. I had to go there and visit them so they could size me up (before they offered)," McClain said.

The senior-to-be is a physical corner who will help the Wildcat defense match up with the bigger receivers they see each weekend in the SEC. And it appears Kentucky won't have a problem hanging on to McClain's pledge.

"I'm kind of just focused on Kentucky and just working with my high school team and my 7-on-7 team," he said when asked if he'd take additional visits.

Kentucky Sports Report will have more quotes from McClain in the coming days.


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