Four-star linebacker high on Wildcats

Kentucky has worked hard to build relationships in Ohio's football circles, but have been mostly unsuccessful. But the Wildcats could wind up with a positive result on this one.

Kentucky has worked hard to build relationships in Ohio's football circles, but have been mostly unsuccessful. But the Wildcats could wind up with a positive result on this one.

Antonio Poole is one of the top players in Ohio's 2011 class. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker is an explosive prospect that could make a smooth transition to the next level. "I want to get better at my fundamentals," said Poole. "I want to improve my speed and strength," he continued.

But Poole is an explosive player going attacking the ball in the backfield. "I think I run well on the field. I know the game real good," he said. "My confidence and my leadership are my strengths on the field," continued Poole.

On the season, Poole had 80 tackles, 12 for loss and six sacks. "I think I had a pretty good season. I think I've got room to grow," he said.

But Poole's already shown a lot of grown and ability in his time; enough to receive ten total scholarship offers, nine from BCS schools. But Poole hears from four more than the others.

"The ones that stick out the most are Kentucky, Cincinnati, Purdue and Kansas," he said.

Poole is high on the Wildcat program and feels good about the school. "I like the program. They are a team on the uprise," he said. "They are in the SEC. That puts them up real high for me. And the coaches there are real cool," he finished.

Poole hasn't decided when to make his college decision at this point. "I've been thinking about it," he said. "I wanted to make it before the season, but when the best school comes along, it'll happen," he finished.


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