Junior OL set to visit Cats, mulling verbal

Kentucky is expected to play host to a junior offensive line prospect from the Buckeye State this weekened when the Wildcats take on No. 9 Missouri at Commonwealth Stadium.

Kentucky is expected to play host to a junior offensive line prospect from the Buckeye State this weekened when the Wildcats take on No. 9 Missouri at Commonwealth Stadium.

George Asafo-Adjei (6'4, 300, 5.4) plays offensive tackle at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. It's a school that UK has been very active in recruiting since Mark Stoops & Co. arrived in Lexington, and Asafo-Adjei plays a position will be a big priority for the staff in 2015.

"I was excited when coach Vince Marrow from Kentucky offered me," Asafo-Adjei said. "I couldn't believe the offer came at first.

"My top two schools right now are Cincinnati and Kentucky, but Kentucky is standing out more. I'm good friends with current Kentucky commit Mikel Horton, who is also my teammate. He talks to me all the time about UK. He keeps telling me how great the Kentucky coaching staff is and how UK is going to be good. Most importantly, he told me how the fan base will be supporting us no matter what the outcome is. Just from having those talks with Mikel, I am sold on Kentucky."

Asafo-Adjei said he is eager to get a closer look at the Cats this weekend. "Mikel and I are both coming down."

Asked if a commitment was a possibility, he said "My coach wants to me wait, but in my mind on the visit I will be wanting to commit."

If he makes that choice, Asafo-Adjei would be UK's first known commitment in the Class of 2015. The Cats have a 2016 verbal in the form of local standout Landon Young, an offensive lineman from Lafayette High School, but have yet to land a junior prospect.

Asafo-Adjei said he's looking for a college home with "team chemistry among the coaches and players. I want to see both the players and coaches believe in each other."

Horton's not the only possible influence on Asafo-Adjei. Another former Lakota West standout, offensive lineman Kyle Meadows, is currently a freshman on UK's roster. He said they would have a big influence on his eventual decision.


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