"He's still 100% committed to Kentucky right now," Kenny Ray Turner's father told Inside Kentucky over the phone last month. "He's looking forward to getting to Lexington."
Kentucky was Kenny Ray's first scholarship offer and the 6-foot-7 Trigg County High School star jumped on the offer, hoping to fulfill a lifelong dream to play for the Wildcats.
"He's a Kentucky kid," the elder Turner said. "This was not a tough decision for him. He went to Lexington for the Blue/White game - got the scholarship - talked to Coach Brooks and it was over."
However, things have changed in regards to his enrollment and that might make things interesting in the next month.
"UK has indicated they are going to Grey-shirt him," Trigg County Head Coach Curtis Higgins said. "If he qualifies before signing day then he would like to not grey-shirt and will look at all of his options."
According to his coach, Wildcat fans can rest easy in the mean time; "The (current) status with Kenny Ray Turner is he is signing with UK on signing day in February," Coach Higgins said. "He has not yet qualified for participation as a freshman."
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