Cats tracking North Carolina WR

Kentucky's 2014 football recruiting class nearly has a full bus of commitments, but the UK staff continues to track numerous players who may factor into the equation leading up to signing day.

Kentucky's 2014 football recruiting class nearly has a full bus of commitments, but the UK staff continues to track numerous players who may factor into the equation leading up to signing day.

One of them is an under-the-radar receiver from North Carolina. Malik Wilson (6-0, 170, 4.4) plays at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane. Major programs like UK, North Carolina and Duke have begun to turn up the interest after watching him catch 530 yards worth of passes and eight touchdowns in only six games this season.

Wilson offered his thoughts on the three main programs on his list, including a preferred walk-on offer from the Tar Heels:

"North Carolina told me if I came to one of their camps earlier, I would had got offered a scholarship, but now UNC is telling me right now is I accept their walk-on offer then it is likely I'll get a scholarship.

"Duke is sending me mail every other day telling me I could come in and take Jamison Crowder role on the team.

"Kentucky has invited me to a home game. If Kentucky keeps showing me interest as they have lately, I will be taking an official visit on the next home game. In fact, if Kentucky offers, I would commit on the spot."

His top five features those three schools, plus Appalachian State and Campbell (which has offered).

Asked what he's looking for in a college program, Wilson said: "Most important factor to me is the fan base. I want to attend a school where the fans are supporting the team every week. I'm also wanting to graduate with a degree because an education can carry you far."

He does not have a set date on his decision.


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