"It feels good to be back. I just want to keep getting better and see what happens for me and my team," he said.
Lindley toyed with the idea of going to the NFL rather than coming back to UK after building a reputation as one of the Southeastern Conference's best cornerbacks last year. He insists coming back to UK does not put any additional pressure on him to have a banner senior season.
"With this being my last year in college, I want to relax and improve over last year. I know I need a good year for a lot of of reasons, but that's not really pressure," he said.
He was hindered by shoulder and elbow problems the second half of last season. He's worked in the weight room to strengthen his entire body. "I am also eating better. My body fat was okay, but it can be better and eating healthy has helped me," he said.
Kentucky stuck by him when he injured his knee his final year of high school and didn't pull his scholarship offer. Instead, he grayshirted and spent time at home before enrolling at UK in January to maintain four years of eligibility that he has used wisely.
"It felt good that Kentucky stayed with me," the Hiram, Ga., native said. "I wanted to go to a SEC school and they were the only one that offered me at the time. I am glad they stuck by me.
"I don't know why other schools really didn't want me. I just worked hard once I got here. I have kind of surprised myself really. I didn't think I would probably do this good, but I hope I can still do even better."