As the Wildcats prepare to lose possibly their best corner of all-time in Trevard Lindley, they hope to bring in another prospect to help take the load off. Xavier McFadden, a 5-foot-11, 175 pounder appears to be one of Ketucky's top targets at corner. "He's got three years as a starter," said Rock Hill head coach Joe Montgomery. "He has good speed and he's smart. He's played both ways for the last two years: corner and wide receiver," Montgomery continued.
Montgomery's praise of his star doesn't stop there. "He comes to practice and works very hard," said Montgomery. "He wants to be recruited at the highest level that he can," said the coach. "I think (he's) got to get bigger, stronger and faster, but they all need that," said Montgomery. "He's about 175 - 180 pounds and runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds. Gaining physical stature would help him."
McFadden attended Kentucky's Friday Night Lights camp in June and his performance gave him an offer. Kentucky is his only offer at this point, however he's receiving interest from Clemson, Georgia Tech and NC State. "He gets a lot of letters," said Montgomery.
So is a decision coming soon? "I don't know. He and his father are handling that," said Montgomery.
Last season, McFadden filled up the stats sheets. Offensively he caught 41 passes for 420 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, he had 79 tackles, 13 pass break-ups and four interceptions. Rock Hill had an 11-4 record last season.
This season starts next week against Wando High (SC) from Charleston.