One of the most recent commitments for Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class came from 3-star OL Sebastien Dolcine, a late bloomer that jumped on UK’s radar following a dominant senior campaign at Miramar High School (FL).
Dolcine, a 6’6, 295 lbs. guard out of Hollywood, Florida chose the Wildcats over Wake Forest, USF, UCF, and NC State.
With National Signing Day quickly approaching, Dolcine is ready to sign on the dotted line with Kentucky, and is excited to get on campus.
Check out my interview with him:
JP: What’d your final list look like leading up to your commitment?
SD: My final list was UCF, Wake Forest, USF, and NC State. NC State was close to offering me before I shut down my recruitment.
JP: Who recruited you the hardest to Kentucky?
SD: Coach Eddie Gran recruited me the hardest.
JP: What made Kentucky the best choice for you?
SD: I chose Kentucky for a lot of reasons. The coach-to-player relationship is great there. Kentucky doesn’t have a lot of outside distractions for me, so I could be more focused on my education. I feel like I could have a good chance at the league because of that.
JP: You visited UK on December 9th and committed just a few days after. What was that visit like?
SD: My visit went great. I got to see a couple of the commitments and had a really good time with them. I interacted well with Quinton Bohanna and Isaiah Epps. I hung out with some of the players and really had a good time with them.
JP: What were some of the things the coaching staff said to you while you were being recruited? How do they want to use you on the offensive line?
SD: They projected me as an NFL prospect. I have two years of football experience and have progressed really well because of my work ethic and my play-style mentality. Coach Schlarman and Coach Gran are going to put me at offensive tackle because they see I’m very athletic on the outside, can recover quickly, and have good bend with my flexibility.
JP: What separates you as a player compared to other recruits in the country?
SD: My willingness to learn and my determination to dominate against the best players in the country separates me. The thing I like about our recruiting class, though, is how we are all like-minded. That’s what’s special about this class.
JP: What do you feel you need to work on the most when you get to Kentucky?
SD: When I get to Kentucky I need to improve my punch on the line. I’m planning on having the best punch getting off the line of scrimmage.
JP: Anything you want to say to the Big Blue Nation about you coming?
SD: Get ready to dominate with me!
John Schlarman’s offensive line was already showing unbelievable development this past year, and looks to only get better over time. With talented prospects like Drake Jackson and Tate Leavitt coming off redshirts and recruits like Naasir Watkins, Austin Dotson, and Dolcine coming in, they’re going to impress for the long haul.
Follow along on KSR throughout the next few weeks with more recruiting interviews leading up to National Signing Day!