"The visit to Kentucky was real good," Thurmond said. "I met up with them at the Hyatt, got a chance to tour the campus and I went to a basketball game. They lost the game, but it was a pretty good game. The players that escorted me around; they were nice people and very easy to get along with. We ate a lot, which is always a plus for me."
Thurman is projected as a linebacker at the next level, despite recording 13 sacks and 117 tackles at the defensive end spot for Grady HS.
"The coaches were real nice," Thurmond continued. "Everybody was real down to earth, nice and cool. The atmosphere was real cool. Even the coaches wives, they were also very nice. All in all, I just had a good time."
At 6-foot-2, 200 pounds Thurmond projects as a full qualifier. A regional champion in the 300 meter hurdles, Thurmond could be a real steal for any program if he can keep his weight and his speed.
Thurmond was hosted over the weekend by UK junior Wesley Woodyard and was among three offiical visitors to the campus. Moncell Allen from Louisiana was also on campus. So was Thurmond impressed enough to make a commitment to Kentucky?
"Nah, not at this time," Thurmond said. "I was really thinking about it, but the Arkansas coaches called almost as soon as I got back and they were talking about finding the perfect place for me."
The soon-to-be high school graduate has an official visit scheduled to Arkansas next weekend (Jan. 20th) and to Tulane on the 27th.
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