SC LB Has Offer, Favors UK

2008 Kentucky Wildcat football recruiting update by Rob Gidel from Kentucky Sports Report.

Taylor Wyndham Profile

The Palmetto state has been good to the University of Kentucky. From offensive star Rafael Little to defensive standouts Calvin Harrison and Ventrell Jenkins, the state continues to produce help for surrounding football programs.

"I visited Kentucky for the LSU game," Wyndham said. "It was a lot of fun. It was exciting, especially at the end."

The 6-foot-4, 215 pound linebacker got a chance to check out the school while touring the campus on his unofficial visit.

"The campus was really nice," added Taylor, "The school is there to help. They have a lot of nice people that will be there for you."

No surprise, Wyndham was discovered by current Kentucky offensive coordinator and former South Carolina recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips, whose ties to the state have dramatically improved UK's stance in the South.

"I like (Joker Phillips) a lot," Wyndham said. "He's a real nice guy. I met him when he came down to the school. He was passing through and I gave him my tape."

Persuaded to visit the campus in Lexington, the hard hitting, head hunting linebacker left with more than just a game ticket to the nation's biggest upset that weekend.

"They offered me as soon as I left," Wyndham said. "I was very excited about the offer because Kentucky is one of the schools I liked."

The Wildcats are among a host of schools pursuing Wyndham. In addition to Kentucky, the Swansea (SC) native sports offers from Marshall and Buffalo, with serious interest from Georgia Southern and South Carolina.

"I like the folks at Marshall," Wyndham said. "They are very family oriented. Coach Nichols is reruiting me."

Asked to describe his game.

"I'm a very aggressive player and I can be a good leader," he added. "I'm a hard worker, too."

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