SIGNING DAY: Kamaal Ahmad bio

LB Kamaal Ahmad...

Kamaal Ahmad, Linebacker, 6-2, 230, So-JC, Edmond, Okla. (Santa Fe/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)

Enrolled at Kentucky in January, he officially counts as the final signee of the 2001 recruiting class ... Is working out with the team and will participate in spring practice ... Good athlete who is expected to contend for a starting role at inside linebacker ... Played the 2001 season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, a junior college in Miami, Okla. ... Played in seven games, missing part of the season because of a high ankle sprain ... Totaled 25 tackles, 14 primary and 11 assists ... Added one quarterback sack (-3 yards), two tackles for loss (-35), caused one fumble, and recovered one fumble ... Redshirted in the 2000 season and has three years of eligibility remaining at Kentucky ... Coached by Dale Patterson ... Honor roll student at NE Oklahoma and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society ... Three-year letterman in high school, playing for Edmond (Okla.) Memorial HS as a sophomore and Santa Fe HS, also in Edmond, his final two seasons ... Started at running back and linebacker as a junior ... Started at linebacker as a senior, notching 133 tackles, including four sacks ... Named to the all-area, all-conference, all-district, and all-city teams as a senior ... Also a member of the basketball, wrestling, and track teams while in high school ... Competed in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, the 4x100-meter relay, and the long jump ... An uncle, Eddie Evans, and a cousin, Terry Evans, played basketball at the University of Oklahoma ... Kamaal picked UK over LSU, Oklahoma State, Toledo, and Connecticut ... Pronunciation notes: Kamaal rhymes with "Jamal", Ahmad is pronounced "ah-MOD."

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