Many recruits make plans to commit to schools prior to starting their senior year. One such player is Rajion Neal. Neal has narrowed his list down to Kentucky, Louisville and Mississippi State. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they could are the only one in the threesome who hasn't received a visit from the Georgia back. Neal has made said in recent days that he wants to make a decision soon. That could spell bad news for the Wildcats. However on the bright side, being included in the top three without having received a visit is a compliment and a testament to the work that UK has put in to get Neal on board.
Another player planning to decide very soon is defensive end Derrick Bryant. Bryant's father told KSR's Larry Vaught that UK was definitely among his final "three or four" schools. Bryant holds offers from several programs, including North Carolina, UCLA, Virginia, Michigan State, Oregon and Kansas. Bryant's father went on to say that Derrick would likely make his decision prior to his first game. Kentucky appears to be in good position to land Bryant.
One of Kentucky's top offensive targets is Dyjuan Lewis from Pike High School in Indianapolis. Lewis is one of the top receivers in the country and apparently has Kentucky among his final five choices. With a handful of Indy kids in the program, Kentucky is in good position to Lewis in. Cincinnati, Michigan State, Oregon and South Carolina join Kentucky on his final list. Lewis isn't planning an early decision. He's expected to take some visits and make his choice sometime during the season.
Kentucky could also be close to landing Christian County High (Ky.) School linebacker Malcolm McDuffen. McDuffen has narrowed his list to only two, Kentucky and Purdue. Among the best athletes in the state, he's also been hearing from Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville and Tennessee. At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds and running the 40 in close to 4.5 seconds, McDuffen can be an animal at outside linebacker, as shown by his 102 tackles last season and eight sacks. Expect McDuffen to possibly make his decision in the near future.
While the Wildcats have missed on some of their top targets, there are still many prospects available nationally and you can expect Kentucky to continue working hard to bring in quality student-athletes.
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