Kentucky recently played host to a Peach State receiver/tight end for the Blue-White Spring Game.
Sam Dobbs, a 6-foot-5, 218-pound athlete from Landmark Christian School, has been picking up strong interest from the UK staff in recent weeks."The visit was awesome," Dobbs said. "The offensive scheme the staff uses, the coaching staff, the campus and the atmosphere surrounding the football program -- I loved everything about it."
Dobbs said he got to meet the coaches and take a tour of the academic and athletic facilities led by recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach Vince Marrow.
Prior to the spring game, he got to spend some additional time with UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown, who explained how his size would be beneficial to the Cats' "Air Raid" offense.
"The staff hasn't mentioned an offer, but I hope they do offer me because I could see myself playing at Kentucky," he said. "The Cats are very high on my list."
Dobbs, whose father played at Auburn, is being recruited by UK assistant coach Derrick Ansley. At this time, his lone scholarship offer is from Jackson State, but that is expected to change as he gets out to more camps this summer.
Scout national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons evaluated Dobbs at the recent Atlanta MVP Camp: "He ran very good routes Sunday and continued to give the quarterbacks a big target to throw at throughout the event. He is a physical player with soft hands."
The 2015 target says he is looking for a school that not only fits him for football, but one that will prepare him for the next 40 years after football is over. He is planning to major in a computer-related technology field.