Tucky talks Kentucky visit

Kentucky hosted Delaware (OH.) Hayes High linebacker Ethan Tucky recently. When the junior left campus, he was comparing the Wildcats’ future facilities to one of the best programs in the nation.

Kentucky hosted Delaware (OH.) Hayes High linebacker Ethan Tucky recently. When the junior left campus, he was comparing the Wildcats’ future facilities to one of the best programs in the nation.

It’s not often that Kentucky gets compared to Oregon aside from the number of uniform combinations available. But everyone knows that the Wildcats will have some of the best facilities available in the coming years once construction is complete.

“My favorite thing about Kentucky was seeing the construction. I like the new athletic facilities, the rehab stuff, the stuff for the stadium. All of it is top tier program material,” said Tucky.

If you ask Tucky what he thinks of the Kentucky future, he believes it’s truly bright and things are trending in the right direction for the program.

“It’s plain to see why they are on the upswing. They have the right coaches in place. They have the right players. They are getting some of the best facilities in the nation. It’s like Kentucky and Oregon. That’s what stood out to me. Everything is coming together right now,” Tucky said.

What happens to be bringing things together for Kentucky is the coaching staff. Mark Stoops and his assistants also made an impact on Tucky.

“I love Coach Stoops. I was able to have a chat with him one-on-one. Talking to him is like talking to one of my position coaches. I talked to him like I knew him for years. That’ a good quality to have. My contacts are Coach Marrow, Coach Buh and Coach Eliot. They are all really lively guys,” he said.

Wildcat fans have also made things interesting for Tucky since his visit.

“I visited for the Arkansas game. It’s straight up live in there. The fans were going crazy. You know they have a passionate fan base.

“UK fans follow me on Twitter and tell me to go to UK. That “BBN” hashtag is always on my mind,” he finished.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior has offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Toledo, Bowling Green, Miami, Ohio and Kentucky. He’s hoping to visit Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Penn State and Cincinnati.

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