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Jonathan George, Running Back, 6-1, 185, Fr-HS, Lincoln, Ala. (Lincoln)
— Running back with a unique combination of athletic accomplishments … Had approximately 3,300 all-purpose yards and 26 total touchdowns as a senior at Lincoln (Ala.) High School … Including in the TD total were five kickoff returns for touchdowns and four punt returns for scores … Honorable-mention all-state in football by the Alabama Sportswriters Association … All-county … Named to the Anniston Star “Dandy Dozen,” covering the Northeast Alabama area … Missed most of his junior year because of injury … Coached by Keith Howard … A state-champion performer in both track and wrestling … State champ in the 400-meter run and also a member of the 4×400-meter relay unit that won the state title … State runner-up in the 200-meter dash … Also state champion in his weight class in wrestling.
Qua Huzzie, Linebacker, 5-11, 205, Fr-HS, LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange) —
All-time leading tackler in the history of LaGrange (Ga.) High School, which has won multiple state championships over the years … Made 473 tackles as a Granger, including 55 tackles for loss … The Class AAA State Defensive Player of the Year as a senior as chosen by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Made 145 tackles during senior campaign, including 21 tackles for loss … First-team all-state as a junior and senior … The No. 35 prospect in Georgia, according to SuperPrep … The nation’s No. 45 outside linebacker and No. 55 prospect in Georgia as rated by Rivals.com … Has been timed as fast as 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has an excellent instinct for finding the ballcarrier … Helped lead LaGrange to an 11-3 record his senior season, including a spot in the semifinals of the state playoffs … Coached by Steve Pardue … Follows in the footsteps of two former Wildcats who were All-Southeastern Conference linebackers from LaGrange, Wesley Woodyard (now with the Denver Broncos) and 2008 senior Braxton Kelley … The Granger tradition also includes former wide receiver/current student coach DeMoreo Ford and current cornerback Randall Burden … Huzzie is a teammate of current Wildcat signees Tristian Johnson and Demetri Merritt … Name is pronounced “KWAY HUZ-ee.”
Tristian Johnson, Linebacker, 6-3, 200, Fr-HS, LaGrange Ga. (LaGrange) —
High-school defensive end who projects as a linebacker as a collegian … Two-year member of the all-area team … Racked up 97 tackles as a senior, an impressive total for a defensive end … Added 11 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks, one caused fumble, and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown … Notched 79 tackles, including 10 for loss, as a junior … Ranked as the nation’s No. 57 weakside defensive end by Rivals.com … Has run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, an excellent time for a defensive end, and also is noted for his quickness … Senior season featured an 11-3 record, with LaGrange advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs … Coached by Steve Pardue … Joins the recent list of LaGrange players at Kentucky that includes former All-Southeastern Conference linebackers Wesley Woodyard (now with the Denver Broncos) and Braxton Kelley, former wide receiver/current student coach DeMoreo Ford and current cornerback Randall Burden … Johnson is a teammate of current Wildcat signees Qua Huzzie and Demetri Merritt.
Anthony Kendrick, Wide Receiver/Tight End, 6-4, 220, Fr-HS, Katy, Texas (Seven Lakes) —
Outstanding athlete who is a two-sport star at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas … Excelled in both football and basketball, receiving Division I scholarship offers in both sports … Earned all-district honors for each sport … Played wide receiver in high school, he could move to tight end in college … The nation’s No. 30 tight end prospect by Rivals.com … Caught 31 passes for 539 yards with eight touchdowns as a senior … Grabbed 40 passes for 689 yards and three TDs in his junior year … Noted as a receiver with great hands, not surprising given his proficiency in basketball …Coached by Kevin O’Keefe.
LaRod King, Wide Receiver, 6-6, 190, Fr-HS, Radcliff, Ky. (North Hardin) —
Versatile athlete played quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, safety, and on special teams for North Hardin HS in Radcliff, Ky. … Started at quarterback as a senior … Named first-team all-district … Split time between QB and wide receiver as a junior … His height presents matchup problems for many defensive backs … During his junior season, had one game in which he rushed for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass, and threw a TD pass … The No. 7 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and No. 10 by SuperPrep … Coached by Crad Jaggers and Joe Washington … Also competed in basketball and track and field … An early commitment to UK and did not consider other schools.
Patrick Ligon, Defensive End, 6-4, 265, Fr-HS, Germantown, Tenn. (Christian Brothers) —
Good-sized defensive end prospect … Was a big-play performer at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis … His 44 tackles during his senior season featured a whopping 21 tackles for loss and eight quarterback sacks … Also caused three fumbles and had eight quarterback hurries … Team went to the state playoffs his junior and senior seasons … Coached by Kevin Locastro … Originally committed to his hometown school of Memphis before changing his mind and opting for the Wildcats … Older brother, David, played at Tennessee from 2004-06.