In the end, the decision came down to Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Simon Kenton High star Miles Simpson chose his home-state Wildcats. "It was the support they have down there," said Simpson of why he chose Kentucky. "My family can get down there and see me more. They can see me more at Kentucky than anywhere else I was considering," he said.
As a senior, Simpson ran for over 2100 yards and had 41 touchdowns this year. That's following a junior year that saw Simpson run for over 2300 yards and 37 touchdowns. Simpson led Simon Kenton to a state championship.
Simpson's head coach, Jeff Marksbury described his star. "He does everything well. He's got a great work ethic. When he needs to run over you, he'll run over you. When he needs to run around you, he'll run around you. He's the complete package," said Marksbury.
"I think I'm best at taking advantage of other people's mistakes," said Simpson. "I don't just myself. I let other people do that. But I think my vision is my best asset," Simpson continued.
The 6-foot-2, 210 pound running back has the size and ability to play early at Kentucky, but he could redshirt due to the amount of depth Kentucky has at his position this year. "I just want to go down there and work my butt off so I can play my first year," Simpson said. "If I don't get to play, I'm still going to work hard to make the team better."
Follow KSR on Twitter
Discuss on WildcatChat