Rockcastle Co.'s Durham Waiting It Out

Mount Vernon (Ky.) Rockcastle County offensive lineman Brad Durham received his first scholarship offer from an SEC school three months ago and continues to receive interest from some more top programs.

"Kentucky's offered me a full ride three months ago," Brad Durham said, "but I'm getting letters from all over the place. Louisville, Tennessee and Notre Dame have shown the most interest thus far in me. Also Michigan State and Michigan."

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Durham grew up a Tennessee Volunteer fan, but says that won't factor in his decision.

"I'm very blessed to get an offer from the Wildcats," Durham stated. "I'm taking it into deep consideration right now, but I just feel it's really too early for me to commit anywhere."

"At first, it makes me wanna jump on it," the senior-to-be added, "but they said they're for whenever, that I can decide on the last day of signing day if I wanted too. There's not too much pressure."

A Tennessee fan throughout his life, Durham attracted the attention of new UK quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders, while he was Tennessee. Kentucky offered him first in hopes of garnering an advantage over the Vols.

"Really, the biggest part of my decision is what the biggest part of what college is for and that is education," Durham stated. "Location is important too - just how far I travel."

Durham is looking to make an early decision before the season starts. "I think I'll make a decision, before the summer is out," Durham explained. "I just want to get it off my chest and not have to worry about my senior season."

Regardless, folks in Rockcastle will enjoy, yet another big-time lineman heading to a division 1a school (Jason Leger). Quite an accomplishment for the small powerhouse.

"I consider myself an aggressive player," Durham said, in comparing to the Kentucky sophomore. "I like to hit first and make the first instinct. I don't really know why, I just like that style of play."

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