"Right now, I'm wide open to everyone with no favorites," said the five-star defensive tackle from Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Va. "I was able to talk to the Kentucky assistant, Jimmy Brumbaugh, when I received my offer. I felt like we connected really well, and I'm forming a very good relationship with him as their D-Line coach.
"(Brumbaugh) was telling me how great the university is, how the scheme is, and how I could fit into their scheme. He sees me as the leader on a big defensive line that can take the program to the top."
At this time, however, he's just getting started with the recruiting process.
"I'm not entirely sure when I want to commit," Settle said. "I may just wait to Under Armour (All-American) game to announce."
Asked why he's become such a hot commodity on the recruiting trail, Settle said; "My personality, how I make plays, like making the QB cut up towards my teammates. My style when I'm on the field is called chaos, because I can still find ways to make tackles even though the opposing team is trying to stop me. I'm a great team player. I bring leadership to the team."
The elite prospect wants to major in business and has some specific goals for what he'd like to do when his football career is over.
"I'd like to eventually own a Chick-fil-A (restaurant)," he said.
Settle said he plans on working with a personal trainer this summer in an effort to continue improving his strength and agility. He also wants to attend some camps to improve his footwork and technique."
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