In-Depth: A Look at UK's Top Prospects

Kentucky's senior class is one of the winningest classes in it's history and Rich Brooks and his staff have their work cut out for them in replacing them. Here are some of the top prospects UK is involved with that could soften the blow for the Cats.

Timothy Patterson - 6-foot-4 225 Central HS Louisville KY
Patterson is one of the more outstanding athletes that the state of Kentucky has produced in recent years. He's clearly the top player in the state. Coaches project Patterson as a defensive end or linebacker. The Wildcats can use help at either spot and U has been among his top choices from the beginning. Kentucky has started somewhat of a pipeline to Louisville Central starting with senior defensive tackle Corey Peters and most recently Mister Cobble and Ridge Wilson of the 2009 class. Patterson has an offer from Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Arkansas and Purdue. He's also receiving interest from Oregon, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Patterson is expected to make a decision after his senior season.

Dyjuan Lewis - 6-foot-2 187 - Pike HS Indianapolis IN
After dipping into Indy's Pike High last season for running back Dakotah Tyler, Kentucky hopes to get another prospect from Pike in Dyjuan Lewis. Lewis possesses the size and speed coaches look for in a number one receiver. Lewis holds offers from not only Kentucky, but Colorado, Indiana, Michigan State, Iowa, Oregon and Tennessee. Lewis has visited Kentucky on a couple of occasions and has a great feel for the Kentucky staff. The four-star prospect would be a great get for the Wildcats should they land him.

O.C. Brown - 6-foot-3 315 - Manassas HS Memphis TN
In the mold of current Wildcat Christian Johnson, O.C. Brown has the full attention of the Kentucky staff. The Memphis product holds offers from Kentucky, Southern Miss, Marshall, Colorado and Arkansas State. However he's getting heavy interest from LSU, Auburn, Tennessee and Memphis. Brown's clear favorite is the LSU Tigers who have yet to offer. Brown has visited Kentucky for a camp recently but he has been well travelled this summer. Brown has also visited Memphis, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Mississippi State and Marshall. Don't expect an early decision from Brown, as he is waiting to see if LSU offers him an official scholarship.

Isaiah Lewis - 5-foot-11 186 - Ben Davis HS Indianapolis IN
Lewis may be the top defensive prospect on the board for the Kentucky staff. The Hoosier state safety holds offers from Kentucky, Purdue, Indiana Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Cincinnati. Lewis would bring a physical presence to the safety position and hopes to be a play-maker like his idol, Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders. Lewis filled up the stat line last year with 136 tackles, 10 for a loss, 7 1/2 sacks and three picks. Lewis hopes to major in engineering and having a great program in the field could make a big difference.

Rajion Neal - 5-foot-11 201 - Sandy Creek HS Tyrone GA
The Wildcats are heavily involved with Rajion Neal. Holding offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, MTSU, Troy and East Carolina, Neal is a highly sought after running back. Rajion has developed a close relationship with UK Head Coach-in-waiting. Neal is familiar with how running backs are used at UK and it comfortable with it. Expect a decision this month from Neal unless bigger offers come before his commitment. Rajion may be close to offers from Georgia, Auburn and Florida.

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