Among many prospects expected to visit Lexington this weekend for Kentucky's Blue-White Spring Game is Bowling Green wide receiver Nacarius Fant.
He's eager to get his first look at the new "Air Raid" offense in person.
"I've been over to Western (Kentucky University) a few times this spring and saw what they're doing with their new offense, but this will be the first time I've seen Kentucky," he said. "I'm excited. They told me a lot about it when I went up to visit for junior day. It will be good to see what it looks like on the field."
Fant (5-11, 170, 4.5) is a player who could be catching a lot of balls in that offense someday. As a junior at Bowling Green, he helped lead the team to its second consecutive Class 5A championship by hauling in 70 receptions for 1,335 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Bowling Green begins its spring practice next week, and Fant expects some high-profile visitors on his home turf.
"Vandy, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio State and Western have all said they'll be coming in to watch me," Fant said. "I'm hoping to have a couple offers from that.
"Coach (Neal) Brown said he was looking forward to coming down to watch me and that he would probably have an offer for me once he got to see me in person. He made me feel pretty confident about it. When I was there for junior day and we had a one-on-one talk, he told me not to worry about not being offered yet, that I'd get one once he got to see me in person."
When Fant visited UK in February, he labeled the trip "amazing."
"I liked it down there a lot," he added. "I'm very interested in them, obviously."
Schools like Louisville, LSU, Notre Dame, Iowa State and Wisconsin have also been showing interest in Fant.
Fant eager to see Blue-White Game
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