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Defensive back proves to be a need for Kentucky's 2009 class. A player that we haven't heard much from during the recruiting process is cornerback Kenneth Gilstrap. KSR had an opportunity to speak with Gilstrap about his recruitment.

Defensive back proves to be a need for Kentucky's 2009 class. A player that we haven't heard much from during the recruiting process is cornerback Kenneth Gilstrap. KSR had an opportunity to speak with Gilstrap about his recruitment.

Speed is a trait that any cornerback can use to his advantage in football. Kenneth Gilstrap possesses more of that speed than most. "I ran a 4.2 in the forty. I recently ran a 4.31 at the Georgia Dome," said Gilstrap. "My strength is basically running and getting to the ball and getting my hands on the ball," he said. "I just want to get better at the technical things and my aggressiveness."

Kenneth's scholarship situation is interesting. He's a track athlete who holds a few offers in that sports and he also holds offers on the gridiron. "I've got track offers from Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky. In football, Georgia Tech is supposed to offer. I have offers from Middle Tennessee State, Western Kentucky, UAB and Ohio," he said. "I'm interested mostly in Georgia Tech, Kentucky, MTSU, South Carolina and Clemson. I'm leaning towards Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Western Kentucky," he finished.

Gilstrap had planned to take an unofficial visit to Kentucky, but that didn't work out this summer. He did get an opportunity to visit other schools. "I took unofficials to Georgia Tech, Alabama, Clemson and North Carolina," said Kenneth. "I plan to take my first official to South Carolina on September 13th. I will take one to Kentucky too. I don't know about Western Kentucky yet," said Gilstrap.

"If I feel it the time, I'll make (my decision). The earliest will probably be November. The latest will be signing day," said Gilstrap. "Basically I'm looking for a home away from home. Somewhere I can be successful and make it to the next level in sports and in education," he said.

The 5-foot-10, 170 pound Gilstrap gathered 50 tackles and four interceptions for Miller Grove High School in Lithonia (Ga.).


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