Football Recruiting Prospect Rundown

With the majority of Kentucky's 2009 recruiting class complete, there are still a few holes and several players that are possibilities to fill those spaces. KSR gives you a rundown of each player and his status.

Quarterback - Junior college quarterback Brad McClellan is still on the board. Kentucky has already landed to lauded prospects in Morgan Newton and Ryan Mossakowski. The nature of McClellan's offer is still in question. At 6-foot-4 and running a 4.49 forty makes him a possibility as an athlete that can play several positions.

Running Back - Instate prospect Rolandan Finch is a highly touted prospect who's down to Boston College, Illinois and Kentucky. With the coaching vacancy in Boston, Kentucky and Illinois would appear to be the front-runners. Donald Russell (Dwyer High in Florida) has plans to visit Kentucky next weekend. Russell is considering Kentucky, Southern Miss, Rutgers and Tennessee. Kentucky will also receive a visit from Alabama running back Tim Simon. Simon is committed to Ole Miss, but has chosen to take other visits. Kentucky and Clemson are recipients of those visits. Simon will be at Kentucky on 1/17.

Tight End - Kentucky recruits several tight ends during the season, partially to find a player who can star at the position. Another reason is because of the versatility of the players who play those positions. Terrell Mitchell is still the top target at the position. He didn't make his scheduled visit to Clemson this weekend, but there is still a chance he'll take that visit. He also has plans to visit Michigan, Georgia and possibly Arkansas. Former commit Justin Jones is still on the board as well. East Carolina, Vanderbilt and Louisiana Lafeyette are showing interest as well.

Offensive Tackle - Kentucky is in need of a quality tackle in this class. There aren't many prospects on the board due to the overall depth of offensive linemen already on the Wildcat roster. However JUCO tackle Joe Evinger is an option. Evinger will be visiting along with his teammate, Brad McClellan next weekend (1/17). Evinger will have three years to play two iwhen he signs with a D-1 college.

Defensive Tackle - At this point, there may only be one defensive tackle left on the board for the 2009 class. Darrius McMullin of Spain Park High (AL.) is still an option. McMullin is a soft verbal to Vanderbilt and still has interest in Ole Miss and recently received an offer from Florida as well.

Defensive End - There aren't many defensive ends left that Kentucky is involved with, but one is JUCO DeQuin Evans. Evans visited Kentucky last month and also has Louisville, Oregon, Nevada and Kansas among his choices. The 6-foot-4 260-pound Evans would be a welcomed addition to the Wildcat defensive line.

Linebacker - Kentucky has a wealth of prospects who could play linebacker already committed, but the staff is still open to other prospects. Derrick Webb of Whitehaven High in Memphis (Tn.) is one prospect that could sign with Kentucky. Webb is the teammate of a defensive back that is high on Kentucky's board as well. Webb's considering Colorado, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee as well. Ryan Mosby of Heath High (Tx.) is another prospect who will visit Kentucky this weekend (1/17). Mosby may be more of a strong safety prospect, however.

Cornerback - The most movement on the Kentucky's board is coming from the cornerback position where there are several prospects still on the board. Pat Miller of Hoover High (AL.) visited Lexington last month and still plans on visiting Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Mississippi State. Gene Robinson of Whitehaven High in Memphis will be visiting Kentucky this weekend. He visited Alabama this past weekend and will be visiting North Carolina in the future. Georgia athlete Darius Slay is a prospect that has flown mostly under the radar, but he is highly interested in the Wildcats and his homestate Georgia Bulldogs. Izauea Lanier of Gordo (AL.) High is one of the top athletes in the state. He's considering Kentucky, Mississippi State, Troy, Ole Miss and UAB. Rumors also continue to surface that Kentucky may get a visit from Ohio State commitment (and Louisville native) Justin Green. Green recently visited Clemson and may visit Alabama in the future.


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