UK Football Recruiting Notebook - June 6

This AllWildcats feature includes notes and tidbits surrounding UK on the football recruiting trail, including the latest on high-profile quarterbacks Quinten Dormady and Breenen Wooten as well as a number of other BBN targets.

Texas QB Talks Offer: Boerne (Texas) standout Quinten Dormady's recruitment has really blown up with offers from Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and several others in the recent weeks. Dormady (6-4, 210) is a three-star prospect in the Class of 2015. He currently holds eight offers.

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"Coach (Neal) Brown and Coach (Craig) Naivar both want me come down for a visit," he said. "I'm planning to coming down to Lexington mid-June or July. I want to build a relationship with both coaches before I visit."

He plans to visit every school which has offered him and currently has no leaders in his recruitment. Dormady did say Brown would like to take a quarterback in the class, but isn't sure where he is on the Cats' big board. The Lone Star standout hopes to make his decision before August.

As a sophomore, Dormady passed for 3,010 yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Another Lone Star QB to Watch: Junior-to be Brennen Wooten from Marble Falls, Texas, is another young gunslinger who has impressed college coaches around the country. Wooten (6'2, 180) is currently an unranked prospect in the Class of 2016, but that could be changing soon. He holds several impressive offers including Clemson, Houston and the Cats.

"I didn't expect the UK offer at all," he said. "Coach (Craig) Naivar came to my school and offered me a scholarship. I didn't get to speak to him, but later in the day, I spoke to Coach (Neal) Brown. He told me how loves my tape, and the type of player I am. He talked about the quarterback situation there and the campus. Coach Brown told me the quarterback situation in 2016 would be a great one because the starter would be gone when I graduate."

Wooten currently has no favorites or top five, but mentioned he may commit if he visited a place he liked, but in no rush to make a decision. 2016 quarterback is looking for a school that gives him the opportunity to play at the next level, chance to play early and a good relationship with the offensive coordinator. As a sophomore, Wooten passed for 3,094 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

North Carolina DB Interested in Cats: Mallard Creek HS in Charlotte (N.C.) is home to a standout defensive back named Amari Henderson. He recently received an offer from the Cats. The senior-to-be has an impressive offer sheet, including, Penn State, Kansas State, Miami (OH) Wake Forest, Kentucky and several smaller schools.

Henderson (6-1, 180) is hearing from in-state schools, NC. State, Duke, UNC, Clemson, and several out of state schools including Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Auburn and Indiana.

"The offer was kinda unexpected," he said. "Coach (Craig) Naviar came to my school the Tuesday after Memorial Day. He requested me to workout for him as he filmed the workout he told me he'll show the rest of the staff and get back to me. He told me, I had good news when he offered me. The UK offer is a pretty big offer."

He isn't sure when he'll visit Kentucky this summer, but he definitely wants see UK soon. Henderson is looking at the academics, great coaching staff and early playing time.

Sunshine ATH Talks to Stoops: Lakewood (Fla.) High School standout athlete Ryan Davis recently had phone conversation with UK head coach Mark Stoops. Davis (5'11, 160) is a four-star wide receiver/athlete who holds 26 offers including, one from the Cats. Davis is one of many highly-regarded recruits from Lakewood who could also be drawing interest from UK.

"Coach Stoops told me the direction of the program is heading and about how I could come to UK with a chance to play early," Davis said. "He told me with my skill set I can have under his coaching tutelage, I'll be first-round pick. Coach told me UK and I are perfect fit. I really liked what Coach Mark Stoops was saying to me. I'm definitely planning to visit Kentucky this summer."

Davis says the Cats are very high in his list and plans to announce after his senior season. As a junior, Davis passed for 2,158 yards, 19 touchdowns, six interceptions under center and rushed for 856 yards, eight touchdowns.

In-state LB Talks Favorite: Rockcastle County HS in Mount Vernon (Ky.) standout linebacker Austin Mills recruitment is just starting for the sophomore-to-be prospect. Mills is (5'8,157) outside/middle linebacker that is getting interest from Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), Miami of Ohio, Auburn, North Texas and South Florida. He's a 2017 prospect with high hopes in the future.

"I grew up as a Kentucky fan," he said. "I've dreamed since I was 5 years old of wearing the blue and white."

Mills has grown and his love for UK has not wavered. He's become friends with several of the Cats' 2014 signees and recently talked to highly-regarded Kentucky signee Denzel Ware. "Denzel and I are planning to hang out when I visit to UK this upcoming Wednesday for a camp. I may be staying on UK's campus from June 11th to the 13th depending on my uncle who is my coach at Rockcastle.

The young prospect has already talked to Kentucky linebacker coach and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot. "He and Coach (Jimmy) Brumbaugh have talked to my uncle, Jimmy Poytner, about my film and how I'm on UK recruiting board."

The Rockcastle linebacker says Kentucky is his outright favorite. "I'm praying everyday to get an offer from Kentucky. Mills hopes to meet Coach Stoops next Wednesday for the Wildcat High School camp. He plans to visit the Cats at least six more times for game visits and may also visit Indiana this summer. The sophomore-to-be said he'll commit to Kentucky on the spot if offered at the camp. Mills is doing track as way to get stronger, faster to be ready physically when college days come.

"I deadlifted 405 pounds before track season started. I could had done more, but my coach stopped me from lifting more weights," he said.

Mills plans to be moved to outside linebacker to improve his coverage skills as well and knows he needs to work on his upper body strength to be an elite linebacker when his senior year comes.

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