GIDEL: Why No Offer To Jeff Adams?

Kentucky fans across the state have been curious as to why the Wildcats have not extended an offer to Cadiz (Ky.) native and Trigg Co. High School star offensive lineman Jeff Adams since the start of the spring recruiting period.

Already claiming impressive offers from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee, the Bluegrass state has been baffled by the Wildcats non-participation in the offering pool. Trigg County coach Curtis Higgins tried to explain.

"Jeffrey has not qualified by NCAA Clearinghouse standards," Trigg Co. coach Curtis Higgins said. "Therefore, I think UK has not offered yet because of their recent academic casualties.

"However, I have been on vacation and it is my understanding that UK was sending an offer letter last week," Higgins said. "I can not confirm this at this time but I spoke with Joker Phillips before leaving for vacation and he indicated that UK was sending an offer."

That offer cannot come soon enough as the Bulldogs of Georgia have allegedly added their name to the mix and three additional schools are chomping at the bit.

"Murray State and Georgia have also offered now, in addition to Tennesse, Oklahoma and Nebraska," Higgins stated. "This is all that I am sure of at this time. He's supposed to be getting them from Auburn, Clemson, UK and Michigan."

Higgins does have a history of getting his kids qualified. Just recently, Trigg County Offensive Lineman and University of Kentucky signee Kenny Ray Turner was finally granted qualification for freshmen participation after a lengthy battle for his test score.

"Jeffrey will probably be in the same boat as Kenny Ray Turner as far as qualifying academically," Higgins said earlier this year. "His core GPA could be higher than Kenny's but he will struggle with the test."


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