The Kentucky football squad may have found their newest Charles Walker or David Bouvier to groom for a few years.
Kalon Howard, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver/strong safety out of Louisville, has accepted a preferred walk-on spot at the University of Kentucky.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the schools that I have communicated with and those who have extended offers,” he said in a tweet. “I have received a preferred walk on to the University of Kentucky! I want to thank my teammates, all of my coaches, and the staff and administration at Moore for helping me daily.”
Here was the entire tweet released this evening:
— Kalon Howard (@HowardKalon) December 5, 2018
A Moore High School standout, Howard is teammates with Kentucky’s newest four-star defensive end commitment, JJ Weaver. Like Weaver, Howard plays on both sides of the football, finishing with eight sacks in 2018, good for No. 12 in all of 4A. He also led the team in tackles.
Here are some of his senior-year highlights, featuring plays on the outside as a receiver and in pass-rush and coverage situations on defense:
I think that’s a “respect my decision” we can all get behind.