GIDEL: '07 Recruiting and Rumblings

Kentucky offers South Carolina quarterback; Big time offensive lineman plans to visit UK unofficially in two weeks; Big-time visitor at Wildcat junior day on Sunday.

'Cats offer 3rd quarterback to date

Quarterback Matt Lentz of Greenville (SC) HS has received an offer from Kentucky according to his coach Jim Sosebee.

"Lentz is a good QB, and certainly a UK type of guy," analyst Miller Safrit said. "He reminds me a lot of the quarterback that UK offered a couple of years ago at the same school (Jordan Sorrells) and ended up playing for his Dad at Furman."

According to published reports, Lentz is also getting attention from USC, Alabama, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech. Last season, as a junior, Lentz passed for 3643 yards and 44 touchdowns.

Sosebee coached record setting wide receiver and Kentucky's 2006 signee Lamarckus Boswell this past season and that relationship could effect Lentz decision.

Richardson re-schedules unofficial visit

Columbia (SC) Spring Valley HS offensive lineman Quintin Richardson did not make it for junior day on Sunday, but will be on campus on the 18th of March.

Richardson is set for Auburn this weekend, Kentucky on the 18th and will unofficially visit Virginia Tech towards the beginning of April. The 6-foot-5, 275 pounder has offers from USC, Clemson, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn, Virginia Tech and East Carolina.

Big time WR visits UK for junior day

Todd Campbell, Jr., a top flight wide receiver from Franklin (Tn.) HS unofficially visited Kentucky for junior day on Sunday for the UK-Florida basketball game.

"Todd, myself, and his mother came up yesterday to UK for the Junior Day visit and really enjoyed ourselves," Todd's father, Todd Campbell, Sr. said. "Todd really likes Joker and says he feels very comfortable around him. He had an opportunity to meet the rest of the staff and Coach Brown remembered him from when he came to camp last summer. That meant a lot to him, that coaches still remembered him."

Last season, Campbell played under former Hopkinsville (Ky.) HS coach Craig Clayton, who transferred Campbell into a receiving machine. The Class 5A All-State caught 35 passes for 810 yards and 12 touchdowns.

"I know a lot of people from the Bluegrass State are trying to figure out if Todd is the freshman who played at Todd County HS," Campbell, Sr. said. "The answer is yes. He was staying in Elkton (Ky.) with my mother because I wasn't sure if I wanted him to go to high school in Nashville."

A job move helped pave the way for Campbell's son to move to nearby Franklin (Tn.) HS, where the 6-foot-1, 190 pound wide receiver has made quite a name for himself. "When I was appointed the principal of Franklin High School," the elder senior explained, "I felt like Todd would have more success in a 5A school. Todd Central was not getting the exposure I thought he needed, even though I went to school there."

The former Kentucky native currently has offers from Alabama, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Miss. State, South Carolina, Kansas State, in addition to UK. Todd has also been invited to visit Miami (Fla.) by Coach (Larry) Coker.

"Todd will definitely make a committment before the summer is over, because he wants to be able to concentrate on his run for a state championship his senior year," Campbell said.

So do the Wildcats stand a chance against the SEC power?

"Kentucky is right near the top and after this weekend are in pretty good position, according to Todd," Campbell added. "He loved the new practice field. His biggest concern is being able to play early and I think that would be possible at Kentucky."

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