Tenn. 'Mr. Football' Commits to Kentucky

The University of Kentucky rebuilding of the defensive line has heated up. Less than a week since they landed the nation's top defensive lineman in Micah Johnson, the 'Cats landed a second super prospect in Ricky Lumpkin.

Lumpkin led the 8-3, Region 6-4A second place Knights, which lost in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs to Maplewood in total tackles with 101, tackles for loss with 35 and sacks with 10. He also caused four fumbles, recovered a fumble and deflected five passes.

"Ricky is a young man that has not reached his full potential yet," assistant coach Russell Mang said. "He just recently turned 18 years old and is still growing. He is an above average student in the classroom."

In addition to Kentucky's interest, Lumpkin had received interest from Tennessee, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Wake Forest and Notre Dame.

AllWildcats Top Stories