After Kentucky's better-than-expected performance this past weekend against Louisville, the good feelings are abundant among the Kentucky faithful. And those feelings are spilling over to the recruiting scene. Kentucky picked up two big in-state recruits on Tuesday. Rob Gidel told you about Lamarcus Boswell's commitment this evening. Tuesday also saw the commitment of Madison Central's talented young running back, Paul Warford, to the Kentucky football team.
Warford, a five foot, ten inch, 198 pound back from Richmond, called Joker Phillips after his team's practice on Tuesday to give the good news. "I had been thinking about it for a while," said Warford. "I talked it over with my family and my coach, Kenny Turner." Warford was present at Commonwealth Stadium for the game on Sunday and was impressed by what Kentucky showed. But he was more impressed with what the campus could offer him. "I intend to study sports medicine in college. And I was impressed with what Kentucky had to offer in that area."
Warford couldn't help but smile, though, after Kentucky's performance on Sunday. "They're looking good this year," said Warford, speaking of Kentucky. "I was most impressed with the fact that they didn't quit, they didn't lay down at halftime. They came back and made it a game. I liked their playcalling. Coach Phillips did a great job with that. I think it's a new era for them." After Sunday, Warford wanted to get the commitment out of the way so he could concentrate on the rest of his senior year.
Another reason Warford picked Kentucky, was the fact that the Wildcat coaching staff has promised Warford a shot at running back, instead of moving him to a different position as other schools have indicated. When asked how firm his commitment is to Kentucky, Warford said, "I'd say it's pretty firm right now."