Warford Lands at Kentucky

Richmond (Ky.) native Paul Warford unofficially visited the University of Kentucky on Sunday. The visit led to the talented athlete's verbal commitment this evening according to various sources, including Scout.com's Ryan Lemond. He is the Wildcats seventh verbal commitment to date. [Note: KSR broke #8 hours later]

"He really likes the medical part of Kentucky," Mrs. Warford confirmed, "It's not just because of football, but because of the medical program. He loves the football program and the chance to stay home, but he's been researching all the sports medicine programs with his counselors at school and he really likes what UK has had to offer."

During his career at Madison Central, Warford rushed for more than 2,000 yards, averaging 20 yards per catch. He also had an impressive 11.8 yards per carry last season, scoring 15 touchdowns on just 105 carries. He's projected as a safety/cornerback at the next level for Kentucky, where the Wildcat coaching staff has said he'll be evaluated.

"His speed and strength as a runner makes him a threat to get to the end zone every time he touches it," Madison Central head coach, Kenny Turner said. "He practices the same way he plays...100%"

Warford chose the Cats over scholarship offers from Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Northwestern. He also experienced heavy interest from Louisville, Purdue, Indiana, Georgia and Ohio State.

The 5-foot-10, 185 pound athlete had this to say following his unofficial visit to Kentucky yesterday; "It was a nice visit," Warford said. "They treated everyone real nice. I thought the team looked very good. They look to be a lot better than they were last year. I'd have to say, yesterday, made me lean a little bit more towards them."

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