RECRUITING: Bates, Hennis 'excited' to be Wildcats

OL Zach Hennis of Plain City Jonathan Alder made his decision to become a Wildcat after months of waiting. The talented o-lineman never imagined he would end up being a Wildcat - but he is excited to become one.

Zach Hennis of Plain City (OH) and Jonathan Alder HS could have made a living being in the 'waiting mode.

So he decided to wait no longer.

Long hoping for offers from schools like Ohio State and Michigan, Hennis decided that passiveness wasn't gonna work - so in July, he went camping. With only one offer in hand at the time (Akron) but a host of colleges garnering interest, the 6-foot-8 Hennis decided to set out for Lexington.

Another visit later - he's a Wildcat.

"I just felt a little more at home (at Kentucky)," Hennis explained. "Coach Dunn and the coaching staff are just real good coaches."

Among the many things that turned on the talented 'beast' was the opportunity to play.

"They say I have a good chance to play right away," Hennis said. "I get a feeling it'll be at tackle."

With the 'Cats struggles on the offensive line, many consider Hennis' chances of playing next year as very good.

"They are still not sure about (redshirting)," Hennis. "They just said there is a good chance that I will play right away."

Someone who helped bring the talented offensive lineman is his teammate - fellow Wildcat commitment Ben Bates.

"He decided first, then I started thinking more seriously about it, but I didn't make the decision based on what he did," Hennis explained. "I picked Kentucky because that's where I felt the most comfortable."

"Right now, we are (rooming together)," Hennis said. "We're real excited about becoming a Wildcat."

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