Football prospects rave about UK visits

Several football prospects in the 2015 and 2016 classes have made their way to the University of Kentucky the last two weeks to get a closer look at campus and the Wildcat program.

Several football prospects in the 2015 and 2016 classes have made their way to the University of Kentucky the last two weeks to get a closer look at campus and the Wildcat program. caught up with some of them to gauge their reaction to UK:


Marcus Lewis
Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga College HS:

"Let me say first, I loved my visit to Kentucky. They're definitely one of my top schools, even potentially my top school. I love coach Derrick Ansley and coach Mark Stoops. I really like what coach Stoops is trying to do to the Kentucky program. With both coaches telling me I could come in as a true freshman and play, that really made me feel great playing as a freshman in the best conference in college football. That really made Kentucky more attractive to me because early playing time is major factor in my decision. I'm planning on being back at Kentucky on April 26th, but I'm also visiting Ohio State March 1st and visiting Florida, Florida State and Miami over my spring break."

Darius Fullwood
Defensive End
Olney (Md.) Good Counsel HS

"The visit was great. I had a great time at Kentucky. I was on campus the day before Junior Day. I was able to check out the football facilities and was able to talk to several assistants. I really liked what they told me and how they would use me at the D-End position. Coach (Jimmy) Brumbaugh told me when I get on campus I'll have a chance to come in and play as a freshman, which I really liked to hear. I was really impressed with the 2014 class the coaches brought in. Kentucky is definitely a top school of mine after my visit there. I may come to visit Kentucky before the spring game, but if not I probably will visit at the spring game."

George Asafo-Adjei
Offensive Lineman
West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West HS

Adjei was not available for a full interview, but told that he now considers UK and Illinois to be his top two schools. He said he likes how both are up-and-coming programs.

David Robbins
Offensive Lineman
Glenelg (Md.) HS

"The trip was amazing. I loved everything about UK. I talked to UK assistants Neal Brown and John Schlarman. They told me they liked how I complete my blocks and how I'd be a perfect fit for their offense. I feel I'll be a great fit in their offensive scheme because it's very similar to the style I play. Everything would be natural to me. I really like how the coaches are energetic with a lot of knowledge they can give me to make me not only a better player, but person as well. UK is definitely near the top of my schools."


Jonathon Lee
Running Back
Olney (Md.) Good Counsel HS

"The visit was really good. I enjoyed Kentucky. I hung out with some of the guys on campus and (current teammate/2014 UK signee) Kobie Walker. Everyone in Kentucky showed great hospitality. I saw how impressive the fan base was at the basketball game. The coaches are down to earth as well as the current players. It really is a nice place to be. I hope to come back down to UK for a camp."

Jaylan Foster
Wide Receiver
Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes HS

"I was able to tour the football and academic facilities before going to the basketball game. I was able to talk to UK assistant Tommy Mainord. He really left a big impression on me. After leaving, I felt like UK was a place that made me feel like home. I would have to say right now the Cats are my favorite just based on my visit and the fans really make you feel good and welcomed."

Drake Jackson
Offensive Lineman Versailles (Ky.) Woodford County HS

"My visit to UK was absolutely awesome. I met and talked to all the offensive line recruits visiting Kentucky with me. I got their numbers and I'm going to make sure all come here again. I could say I'm actively recruiting recruits to Kentucky right now. I'm also building connections with these recruits as well. I would definitely say that the Cats are on top of my recruitment."

"I'm looking for coaches who are not only good, but can maximize my talent and character. Proximity from home will be in a factor in my decision. I want to be a college coach in the future, so I want to go somewhere where I can feel comfortable at that school and become potential graduate assistant."

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