Where does Williston fit with Kentucky?

Where does Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter defensive end Darien Williston fit into Kentucky's recruiting needs heading down the stretch in this year's class?

Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter defensive end Darien Williston says Kentucky remains in strong position to land his services on national signing day.

The big question now is where does Williston fit into UK's plans?

"If I could talk to them again, I would commit," Williston said. "I feel real strong about Kentucky. I hope they are still interested in me, but I haven't heard from them so far this month. I'm just waiting and hoping to hear from them soon."

Asked why the Wildcats would secure his commitment if UK remains interested, Williston said, "Because I had a chance to camp with Florida State, and I really liked their D-Line coach (new UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot). I learned a lot from him at their camp. I could see myself playing for him. Plus, it's an SEC program. You get a chance to play against the best teams in the country."

Williston (6-4, 240, 4.7) held offers from programs like Iowa State, Rutgers and Missouri earlier in the process, but he said those schools "ran out of spots at my position."

Kentucky recently picked up a defensive end via the junior college ranks in Za'Darius Smith, but the staff still appears to be in contact with a handful of defensive ends, so Williston could still wind up in play.

For the time being, he is focused on three schools. His only official visit to date was with Florida International. He is trying to set up a visit with UK and plans to be at Cincinnati on January 18.

Williston is coming off a senior year at South Sumter that saw him earn first-team Class 4A all-state honors. He was also an Orlando Sentinel Central Florida Super60 selection which includes all classes in the talent-rich Sunshine State.

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