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Denzil Ware is impressing in Hatcher’s absence

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

One of the biggest stories to come out of fall camp besides the quarterback race and the new stadium is Jason Hatcher’s suspension for the first two games for breaking team rules. Hatcher is one of the starting outside linebackers on Kentucky’s defense and his loss is not a small one.

However, in his absence, Jabari Johnson, the other starting outside linebacker, has taken redshirt freshman Denzil Ware under his wing and might be a critical factor in what gets Stoops his first two wins before Hatcher gets back. The Courier-Journal‘s Kyle Tucker looks further at how Johnson is mentoring Denzil Ware:

“‘Everything that I know, honestly, is because of Jabari,” Ware said. “He takes time out to go over my mistakes, takes time out to tell me what I need to do in this situation or that situation. So I really can say that most of my success is because of him.'”

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3 Comments for Denzil Ware is impressing in Hatcher’s absence



  1. BenHur
    11:16 pm August 16, 2015 Permalink

    Humble guy for his age. Impressive and refreshing.



  2. jdarren1963
    7:53 am August 17, 2015 Permalink

    I love how the upper classmen on the team are taking the younger players under their wings. These guys really want to win. This is going to be a special year for UK football.



  3. claiborne_field
    8:55 am August 17, 2015 Permalink

    Having grown-up in the Florida panhandle, I’m a bit partial to Denzil (a Crestview kid) and was super excited when we landed him (if you remember, he was all but headed to FSU). While our recruiting hotbed is obviously Ohio, every now and then we pull quality kids out of that area- Denzil is certainly the case here.