WR Part 2: Burton, Holt, and Logan Provide Speed

When he arrived on campus, UK fans knew very little about what position Keenan Burton would play in college.

But they were certain of one thing:

He would become a superstar.

If Spring 2004 has proven anything, it's that those sentiments still ring true.

The All-World sophomore continues to baffle observers and contenders whom try to take his spot. The sophomore from Manual is still Kentucky's best wide receiver in all aspects of the position. He blocks, catches the football, and understands coverages as well as anyone on any field in the country. He is Kentucky's number one target and arguably Kentucky's best player on the team. The sky is the limit for the hot-shot standout, who's only concern at this point should be avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump.

With the spring he has enjoyed, that doesn't look to be the case.

As opposed to Tamme, Mitchell, and Burton, it's very easy to miss John Logan. The 6'0 Logan is the fastest member of the football team, running consecutive 4.25's at Kentucky's Pro Day last month. The Lexington Catholic product has shown stretches of brilliance on the field this spring, but has seen his share of criticism regarding his ability to catch the ball over the middle. Once Logan becomes comfortable catching the ball, he should be a valuable asset and play-maker in the future.

The most improved player of the group and perhaps the most improved player of the spring, has been Glenn Holt. The Miami native saw his number of drops rise last season, but has used this spring as a way to jump start a once promising career. The junior speedster has improved in every aspect of his play this spring, making perhaps the biggest improvement of anyone since the first week of practice. If he can keep up his recent good play, UK will have a tremendous amount of weapons next season.

Returning for their final seasons as a wide receiver is Tommy Cook and Gerad Parker. Cook, the senior wideout from Texas, has been a consistent and reliable target for Kentucky quarterbacks since his arrival. He, along with Parker, will need to provide experience to an otherwise inexperienced group of receivers. Although not as blessed as the younger group of kids, Parker and Cook bring a toughness and grit needed on a winning football team.

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