Curtis Pulley Accepts Wildcats Offer

In a move that has been expected for some time, Hopkinsville athlete Curtis Pulley "pulled" the trigger finally, committing to Rich Brooks and the staff last night.

"Kentucky is close to home, and I know a lot about the school," Pulley said. "I've been to Kentucky several times in the past. I've also camped at Kentucky the last couple of years

"I feel most comfortable there."

An all-state selection in both football and basketball, Pulley is the definition of an athletic prospect coming out of high school. He has been projected in as many as four spots on the football field: quarterback, safety, wide reciever, and linebacker.

"UK is only three hours away. Also, my teammate from last year (DE Ricky Abren) goes there and we're really close," said Pulley."

Coach Clayton has raved about his playmaker and commented recently to Inside Kentucky on his star player;

"He's just a difference-maker," Hopkinsville Coach Craig Clayton said. "You see guys at the high school level, in college, and in the pros who just have a knack for making big plays, and Curtis is one of those guys."

"Kentucky being the first school to offer has gone a long way."

Pulley chose the Wildcats over offers from Wake Forest, Louisville, Indiana, Illinois, Marshall, and Ball State.

"I roll out of the pocket and can throw on the run. I'm like a Mike Vick and am really mobile. I want to improve my accuracy throwing and have a quicker release."

Last season, as a junior, Pulley ran for almost 1200 yards and 18 touchdowns and passed for an additional 2200 yards and 23 touchdowns. Among the many pre-season accolades he has earned is be ranked among the Top 100 players by Tom Lemming and ESPN.

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