Wildcat Impact: Mikel Horton

Another member of the Kentucky 2014 recruiting class has faxed his letter of intent to the Wildcat coaching staff. Mikel Horton is officially a Wildcat.

Mikel Horton

SCHOOL: Lakota West (OH)

SIZE: 6-foot-1, 225-pounds

POSITION: Running Back


POSITION RANKING: Number-38 runningback

SCOUTING REPORT: The Kentucky pledge finished the season strong with a 128 yard, two touchdown performance against a solid defense. For the season, Horton finished with 1,203 yards rushing and 13 rushing touchdowns. With great physical size, Horton still has work to do on his game as he at times forgets he's a power back and tries to use jukes and spin moves. However, when he lowers his pad level, he's a hard runner to bring down. While Horton pulled in 19 receptions on the season, he's capable of being a better receiver at the next level. --- Dave Berk

WHY KENTUCKY: Horton committed to the Kentucky last April.

"It was just love," he said. "I love everybody there – the players, former players and coaches.

"(Tight ends) Coach (Vince) Marrow and coach (Mark) Stoops were a big part of it, too. Just the love that showed me, makes me want to go there. Also, our recruiting class – we're like brothers."

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