Atlanta (Ga.) Carver HS safety/wide receiver Darren Myles was promised a scholarship by the University of Kentucky coaching staff as soon as the clock hit midnight on September 1rst, the first day the NCAA allows universities the ability to offer juniors football scholarship.
Kentucky did not disappoint.
"They came down to our school once this summer and said that they had seen my highlight tape and that they really liked me," Myles confirmed. "They had been to my school a couple times before, but I talked to my recruiter the last time they were here and they said that the first day they could offer me (September 1st), I'd get an offer."
In addition to Kentucky, UCF and Georgia are currently recruiting Myles hard, despite the fact he's only a junior.
"They are my first and only offer right now," Myles said about Kentucky. "I never really watched them until this year, but I like them alot."
Myles, Jr. was impressed with Kentucky's upset victory over No. 9 Louisville, Saturday. The Georgia native had his eyes on the offense, where the UK coaching staff believes he can make an impact as a true freshmen in 2009.
"I was flipping back and forth on Saturday," Myles said. "I was very impressed with them. I didn't think they were gonna play as hard as they did."
The 6-foot-2, 190 pounder plays both ways for Carver, where his father (Myles, Sr.) is the head coach. Myles and two nephews help make Carver one of the top rising high school football programs in the country.
With a tremendous amount of talent in the graduating senior class, Myles, Jr. will wait his turn before attempting to make a decision.
"UCF they came up to the school, two weeks ago. The guy knew my Dad," Myles explained. "(UCF) verbally offered me. UGA, I went to a camp up there and their defensive backs coach told me they were gonna recruit their nuts off to get me. I got picked as the second best prospect at the Atlanta combine."
Myles is expected to be one of the most highly recruited players out of the Peach State in 2009.