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Another Stoops’ Troop Coming Soon?

mikel horton


Power Running Back

6’1”, 228 lbs.
Westchester, OH (Lakota West)

Rivals: #22 RB, #209 overall
Scout: #53 RB
247: #49 RB

Potential Schools: UK, Florida State, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Cincinnati and many more

Twitter: @mikelhorton1


One of the most powerful running backs in the Midwest may be making a blue decision soon. Rumors are surfacing that Mikel Horton will make his decision this weekend while participating at a Rivals Camp. Horton has been a primary target for the UK coaching staff, visiting campus on 3 separate occasions including last weekend’s Blue/White game. The Lakota West star is an important cog in developing the Ohio recruiting pipeline. If Stoops can add this ‘Ohio Boy’, watch for other top-players to follow.

That’s a Tweet from 4-Star QB prospect Drew Barker to fellow 4-star players. Jaleel Hytchye and Thaddeus Snodgrass have already committed to UK.


Normally you don’t describe a power-runner as ‘smooth’, but this guy makes it look easy on the football field. He runs with his shoulders low to the ground, enabling him to run you over in the trenches, or spin off of you in the open-field. His size cannot be taken for granted either. Josh Clemons is the largest, and most-impressive looking Running Back on the team, but he’s only 212 lbs. This guy is 228 and still has another year of High School to add muscle. If Horton decides to come to UK, I can’t imagine what Coach Korem will do to his athletic body.


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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

12 Comments for Another Stoops’ Troop Coming Soon?

  1. John 'Terminator' Conner
    2:36 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    I graduated from Lakota West too.

  2. wildcat
    2:39 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    get’ r dones stoops man this would be awesome

  3. hmm
    2:44 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    what’s your source for these rumors?

  4. Stoops to the college football world
    2:44 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    “Can YOU Hear Me NOW!

  5. Alex Smith & Kyle Meadows
    2:45 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    1- We went to West too. I’m sensing a UK pipeline?

  6. Bill
    3:03 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    3- most recruiting services agree he’s a UK lean. Plus he and Mile Edwards (another expected UK commit) were going to do a joint announcement this weekend. However, issues have caused Edwards to delay his announcement which is now expected by August, before he starts his senior season.

  7. Big Blue Preacher
    3:04 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink


  8. Platinum Unis
    3:23 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Might help if dudes name was mentioned at the top of the story, not just in the twitter handle and body of the story. Just one of those silly Journalism tidbits KSR tends to ignore.

  9. Bork
    3:30 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    is his name just “Horton” like Cher or Prince?

  10. Boogie
    3:31 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    I had to go searching through the entire article for the kids name. Because we never read Roush’s articles. maybe you should mention his name before his twitter name.

  11. Richie Farmers Mustache
    3:34 pm April 19, 2013 Permalink

    Well this story is only a week late….

  12. Tampa Satchel
    5:06 pm April 20, 2013 Permalink

    Come on down!