Kentucky has shown interest in several defensive end prospects for the 2011 class. One of those players is Lorenzo Mauldin. Mauldin returns that interest by including the Cats in his top three.
As a junior, Mauldin had 70 tackles and five sacks from the defensive end spot. One of his biggest strengths is getting after the quarterback.
"My strengths are getting to the quarterback. My finesse and technique are very important too," said Mauldin. "I want to get better at my footwork, coming off the line, bull-rushing and also, technique and finesse," he continued.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect has been impressive enough to get him attention from several schools. "The schools I'm hearing from the most are South Carolina, Kentucky, Troy and Middle Tennessee," he said.
Mauldin also has six offers on the table. South Alabama, Kentucky, Samford, South Carolina, Troy and Middle Tennessee have all offered Lorenzo a scholarship.
So what is it about Kentucky that stands out for Mauldin?
"I think they are a great school. They didn't do so well at the times I watched them play, but all I think is that they need a new defensive end to make the scoring situation for the other team a hassle," he said. "And I'm him."
Even with the confidence that Mauldin has in his play, he still knows he has to keep getting better.
"My biggest goal is to get bigger and quicker," said Mauldin. "If I can do that, here won't be anyone to stop me," he continued.
Once Mauldin takes some visits, he'll be able to figure out where he wants to attend college. He already knows what to look for.
"First of all, my major in communications, second the academic program and then of course the football program. Also the social scene in the schools," he continued.
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