David Dowell (6-2, 180) is a talented two-way star for St. Edward HIgh School in Lakewood, Ohio, but he's projected to give the Wildcats a boost in the secondary after he signs with UK.
Scouts love Dowell's long, athletic physical tools and the way he breaks on the ball in coverage. He also brings special ball skills and hands that one often doesn't see on that side of the ball, which is why he was ranked among the Top 26 receiver prospects nationally..
Dowell picked the Cats over a long list of scholarship offers that included Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Kentucky hopes he can continue the defensive improvement that was witnessed this season in the second year under head coach Mark Stoops as the Wildcats ranked among the SEC's best pass defenses and went from three interceptions in 2013 to 15 in 2014.