VAUGHT: Guy working to become eligible

Lexington Catholic safety Winston Guy still has work to do on both his grades and college entrance test if he wants to be eligible to play at Kentucky next season. However, he's remaining optimistic he will make it.

"I don't have a backup plan. I don't even want to think that way. I just want to stay positive," Guy said.

That's why even though he's excited about playing for UK, he's focusing more on his academic work. "I am focused on getting my grades up and getting my ACT score. I am still not eligible yet, but I am trying hard to get eligible to go in with my (signing) class," Guy said. "It is a little bit of my grades and a little bit of the test score that I need. I have been working with some teachers. I am doing the best I can. Hopefully, I get this over with and go in with my class."

So he's optimistic that will happen?

"You can say I am optimistic. I am really close. I am just trying to take it one day at a time and not over stress myself. If I can just get that done, I will be happy and everything should be good," he said.

Guy admits the pressure to become eligible can be difficult to cope with at times.

"It can be overwhelming once it gets down to the wire. You just have to stay focused and do the things you can do as much as possible. I just don't want to over stress myself and then not be able to get things done. I am confident in myself and I hope I make it," he said.

If he does make it, he's confident his speed and hitting ability can help get him on the field next season.

"Hopefully coach Brooks will give me a chance to roll into some of those spots. I am just going to work hard to find a spot to help Kentucky the best I can," Guy said.

He was recruited as a defensive back, but he also has game-breaking speed and some have speculated he might get a look at receiver.

"Whatever the coaches want me to do, I will play. I will just do everything they ask me to do and help out as much as I can," Guy said. "I watched spring practice. The defense is really good. The offense needs a little bit more help. Coach Brooks is good. He knows how to get players to come in and fill in the holes. He will get it done for sure before the season starts. Kentucky will have a good team and I really want to be part of it."

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