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Middletown (Ohio) Lakota West running back Mikel Horton publicly announced his commitment to Kentucky Saturday.
This post was edited by Chris Fisher on 4/20/2013 at 1:39 PM
Lets keep the OH train moving, need to pick up...
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Horton is a huge pickup. He'll be a difference maker who will get a lot of goal line carries, and carries late in games when we're trying to melt the clock.
"Apparently the University of Kentucky basketball dynasty is to continue forever." - Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23 1954.
ESPN has him listed at 4.6 in the 40, so more than adequate for a 230 lb RB
Wake me when this Peyote trip is over. Unbelievable.
As a long suffering UK football fan,it's great that UK is finally getting commits from outstanding youngmen.What a difference a year makes.Can't wait to see the Cats this fall.
Huge pickup! Can't wait to see this guy trucking SEC linebackers.
Yeah buddy!! Welcome Mr. Horton.
Awesome!! Welcome aboard Mikel!
He is a load to handle. He is going to run over some safeties and OLB's. He is very nimble and has outstanding hands. He will end up all over the place at RB, in the slot, at TE. He is one of those players the opposition will have to keep track of because UK will put him in a mismatch and get him the ball. Great prospect.
Great foundation to what will ultimately be a very good class for UK. Just need Drew on board to really get things cookin.
I think he won offensive MVP at the rivals camp today, how scary could this class get? If Elam and Barker would just join then this thing can really take off.
As Dr. Seuss might say "Horton Hears a Blue!" Times are exciting!!!!
best part is Horton will enroll in January
WE ARE UK
I feel this is like it's dominoes
This post was edited by Uk2k on 4/20/2013 at 9:36 PM
Awesome start to this class, a 3* LB, a 4* WR and a 4* RB that was the MVP on offense at the camp today. And with what Horton said about several more have committed this is going to be a great class.
I just want to hold onto all of the early kids. UK really needs to improve on the winning side of football this yr. Love the fact we are getting kids from the north, been a great market we have not worked forever.
As a Nole fan and booster, I am estatic to see Stoops amping up UK's program. Wish him nothing but success.
Thanks for the kind words, JHawk.
GREAT article on Horton here:
By LARRY VAUGHT He’s had big-time players recruited by the nation’s top coaches before, but Lakota West coach Larry Cox has never had a high-profile player...
If you remember, in the beginning, I was told Horton was ready to commit to Kentucky but his coach wanted him to wait and take visits. I know a lot of people were disgruntled about that, but his coach sounds like an honorable man.
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