Kentucky visit impresses Krok

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has made no bones about the need for the Wildcats to get bigger and stronger along the offensive line. The UK program played host to an Ohio prospect who fits the bill this weekend.

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has made no bones about the need for the Wildcats to get bigger and stronger along the offensive line. The UK program played host to an Ohio prospect who fits the bill this weekend.

Josh Krok, a 6-foot-8, 290-pound prospect from Ohio's McKinley High School, took an official visit to Lexington to see what the Wildcats have to offer.

The three-star player committed to West Virginia last summer, but says the Kentucky staff convinced him to take one more look at the Wildcats before making his final decision. National Signing Day is February 5.

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"Basically, I just wanted to see what they had to offer and make sure I was making the best decision for me," Krok said.

Krok has remained solid to the Mountaineers and still considers himself a commitment at this time, but admits that UK gave him something to think about.

"I had a lot of fun," he said. "I wasn't really expecting a whole lot before I went down there, but it was great. I loved every minute of it. It was hard to find anything I didn't like about that place."

A sample from his Twitter feed, @Krok73, on Saturday night:

"People just don't even know hahaha best time I've ever had in my life"

Asked to elaborate on the experience, Krok added: "It's definitely a program with a lot of potential. They've been recruiting some really good guys, and you can see why when you spend time with their coaches. Every single one of them are real personable, especially coach Stoops. He's got that program heading in a great direction."

Krok said he felt like he fit in well with the players at Kentucky, many which come from his home state.

Now comes the hard part.

"I'm still committed to West Virginia, but I've got to sit down with my family here next week and talk about it a little more," Krok said.

Krok also held offers from programs like Cincinnati and Louisville, but said his final decision will be between the Mountaineers and Wildcats.

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Jeff Drummond has covered University of Kentucky sports for newspapers, magazines and online publications since 1988 and for FOX Sports since 2012. A Richmond, Ky., native, he currently resides in Lexington.

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