KSR Speaks with Newest Wildcat

There has been no shortage of defensive end prospects recruited by Kentucky this season. One player who seemingly came from nowhere is Farrington Huguenin. KSR spoke with Huguenin about his UK commitment.

There has been no shortage of defensive end prospects recruited by Kentucky this season. One player who seemingly came from nowhere is Farrington Huguenin. KSR spoke with Huguenin about his UK commitment.

It's hard to miss a player who stands 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, but several scouts did just that. In fact, the only schools aside from Kentucky who offered Huguenin a scholarship were South Carolina State, North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central. But when Huguenin's grades changed, the interest did too. "I got a couple of call from Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and that's pretty much it," said Huguenin.

As a senior, Huguenin accounted for 121 tackles and four sacks, following up his junior year stats of 82 tackles and 11 sacks. "I would say I played pretty good this past season," said Huguenin. "The best part of my game is my ability to rush the pass at defensive end. My quickness and agility are good too," he said. "I want to get better at taking on blocks."

Farrington is the definition of a speed rusher off the edge. He's been clocked as low as 4.56 in the forty and consistently runs a 4.7 and below. He's also had a sub 4.3 shuttle, which is speed that is typically reserved for defensive backs. Once Huguenin steps into the weight room at Kentucky, he could become the biggest steal of the class.

Huguenin came to Kentucky on January 15th for his official visit. "It was great. I like the atmosphere. (The players) accepted me as one of the players already," said Huguenin. "We talked about the things I'd do when I get there. The academic center. The schedule of a football player and life as a football player at Kentucky," he said.

As a senior, Huguenin played off the line at middle linebacker. Could that be something he does at the next level? "I think they want to keep me at defensive end. I'm not sure. We'll find out when I get there."


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