Hazelett has Kentucky On Top

While Kentucky nears the scholarship limit for the 2009 class, the number of prospects interested in the Wildcats hasn't dwindled much at all. One of those prospects is Indianapolis native Edward Hazelett. KSR had an opportunity to speak with Hazelett about his recruitment.

While Kentucky nears the scholarship limit for the 2009 class, the number of prospects interested in the Wildcats hasn't dwindled much at all. One of those prospects is Indianapolis native Edward Hazelett. KSR had an opportunity to speak with Hazelett about his recruitment.

At 6-foot-8 270 pounds, Hazelett sounds like a big power forward or center in college basketball. But that's not the case with him. Hazelett is a tight-end, one of the top tight-end prospects in the country. "I'm really set on laying tight-end. They are recruiting me as a tight-end and that's what they want me to play," said Hazelett.

Hazelett does possess the skills needed to play the position. "I have great hands," he said. "I feel like my strength is my blocking. I want to work on my speed and consistency," said Hazelett. Hazelett was clocked at 4.8 in the forty, which is impressive for someone with his size.

Currently Hazelett lists five schools as possible destinations. "Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Ohio State and Oklahoma are my top five," said Hazelett. "My favorite is UK right now. If things don't change, that might be the school I commit too," said Hazelett.

Edward has a few things that he's looking for when he takes his visits to help him make his decision. "The graduation rate with the athletes (is important). I want to be around good overall people. I want classes that can help me with my major. As of right now, I'm going with Early Childhood Development," said Hazelett.

Hazelett is still taking his time before making his decision, but he does have an idea about when he wants to decided. "I really want to wait and see how things go. I'll probably decide half-way through the season," said Hazelett.

Edward Hazelett is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com and the number 26 tight-end prospect in the nation.


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