LICHTENFELS: Will TE follow father's footsteps?

Back in the mid 70's John Nochta used to roam the field for the Kentucky Wildcats. Now his son Pete Nochta is a Wildcat recruit, with hopes of continuing his father's legacy. As summer camp quickly approaches the younger Nochta should soon have some answers as to where his future lies.

Back in the mid 70's John Nochta used to roam the field for the Kentucky Wildcats. Now his son Pete Nochta is a Wildcat recruit, with hopes of continuing his father's legacy. As summer camp quickly approaches the younger Nochta should soon have some answers as to where his future lies.

The former UK Wildcat and Lexington (KY.) Tates Creek high school coach gave us and in-depth look at his son. Pete Nochta is a 6-7 235 quarterback at Tates Creek, but according to the elder Nochta, tight end is likely where he'll end up in college.

"He plays quarterback here in a Power-I offense so he only threw for about 500-600 yards last year," John Nochta said. "He's kind of outgrown the position, but he's got good feet and he's a coach's son so he's always been around the game."

John Nochta can rely on some of the relationships he has forged from his playing days. Greg Nord played with Nochta at Kentucky. Nord is now an assistant coach at Louisville.

"They will likely offer Pete if he has a solid showing at camp," Nochta said.

Nochta just so happened to coach former Louisville star running back and second round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers Eric Shelton in high school.

"What a great kid, and a tremendous football player."

Nochta also has a very good relationship with John L. Smith at Michigan State a friendship that was started when Smith was in charge of the Louisville program.

"He has said they are waiting to see what Louisville does before they offer him, if they offer they won't waste their time," Nochta said.

Much like his father, Pete has grown up around UK and anyone would be hard pressed to pry Nochta from the Wildcats should they offer.

"He was a ball boy at Kentucky for 4-5 years he was on the sidelines for all the games, so he basically grew up in that program," Nochta said.

Nochta will have a very hectic summer as he will attend camps at Kentucky, Louisville, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Ohio, Michigan State, and more then likely Michigan.

In 2004, he was named All-State JR., All-Region, All-District, and All-City. Nochta will participate in the Scout.com All-American Invitational at the University of Akron on Saturday, May 28th .

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