Basil Talks Wildcats Offer

Ohio kicker talks about his visit to Kentucky that ended with a scholarship offer.

Its no surprise that Drew Basil picked up a scholarship offer from the Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky Sports Report ran a story in February that Basil was a prospect to watch and that is what Rich Brooks did this week. "I went down to Kentucky and kicked in front of Coach Brooks," Basil said by phone. "Coach Brooks was excited by what I showed them and they offered me a scholarship."

While the 6-foot-0, 180-pound Basil has seen a couple of small programs offer the fact an SEC program has now jumped on board is very exciting.

"I've been to LSU and Alabama to kick for their coaches. Each time I've walked away feeling I'd done very well but each program has not offered at this time. Kentucky didn't waste any time in giving me an offer."

While the Chillicothe, Ohio native left the Lexington campus impressed by what he'd seen it wasn't the only stop for the week.

"I also kicked at Ohio State this week and did very well. In fact the coaches had another kicker and myself kick in front of the whole camp. Former Ohio State kicker Tim Williams has worked the Ohio State camp for several years and said he's never seen it done before."

While the Buckeyes didn't offer a scholarship Basil said he's not surprised.

"Ohio State still has a few more days of camp and told me they would make their decision after they finish seeing all the kickers."

But Basil knows his UK offer is not something to take lightly.

"I'm honored to have been offered by Kentucky. I've learned how hard it is for a kicker to receive an offer and know the Kentucky offer won't be there forever."

But his Wildcat visit did leave a lasting impression.

"I really liked what I saw at Kentucky and with them being in the SEC this is a major offer and one I'm taking very serious. Kentucky has great facilities and is a great school and earning an offer from UK is very special."

Kentucky Sports Report will continue to follow Drew in the next couple of weeks as a decision could come as to where he'll attend college.

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