GIDEL: 'Cats Add QB to Class

Quarterback Will Fidler (6'4, 195) of Henderson (Ky.) Co. High School has committed to the University of Kentucky over interest from NC State, Louisville, Alabama, Purdue, Virginia and an offer from Western Michigan.

"Yes, I decided to go ahead and get done with the process," Fidler said Tuesday evening. "The Wildcats have been number one from the start and with school starting soon, I just felt like I wanted to get this decision over with."

Fidler, a three-star prospect who passed for 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns while earning 4-A state player of the year honors in 2004, was expected to wait until the end of his season to make a decision, but decided against it just recently.

"They are a great school and I have really enjoyed getting to know all the coaches," Fidler said. "I think I can really help out the program. It's not gonna get done in just one day, it's going to take time, but I feel like I can really help them get to where they want to go."

The strong armed gunslinger has always dreamed about playing for the Wildcats at the next level.

"I've always been a big Kentucky Wildcat and I know that if I put my mind to it, I can really help the program I've always dreamed about playing for," Fidler added.

"I believe they are going in the right direction," Fidler stated, "but most importantly, I believe they have the right people in place. I think I can really make an impact and I feel like now is as good of time as ever to make my decision public."

In the end, it came down to the fact he just didn't want to wait any longer for other schools.

"The other schools were great, but in the end, it's not where I wanted to go or that I could see myself going. UK was the place for me and I am going to help them get where they want to go."


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