A Kentucky baseball signee could also become a Kentucky football signee.
Shortstop Trevon Flowers committed to Nick Mingione’s Kentucky baseball team in July. After taking a three-year break from football, Flowers decided to finish high school career by spending a year at free safety for Tucker High School in suburban Atlanta.
Now Division I program’s are pursuing him to play football, including Kentucky. Defensive coordinator Matt House will have an in-home visit with Flowers tomorrow.
“I talked to (Kentucky) a little bit but I haven’t talked to them as much because it was my first year playing football again,” Flowers told Derek Terry of The Cats’ Pause. “I guess they didn’t really see it, but (House) said he watched my film. He said he was very impressed.”
Flowers has signed with the UK baseball team in November, but Mingione offered a courtesy and released him to allow other school’s to extend scholarship offers. He now holds offers from Tennessee, Appalachian State and Illinois to play both sports. After an exciting senior season of football, Flowers told The Cats’ Pause he wants to play both sports at the next level.
Kentucky is in a tricky spot. There are only three or four openings left on the football team. If Flowers does not get a football offer, he could only play baseball at UK with a partial scholarship, which probably is not enough to lure him back to Lexington.
If Flowers can pull it off, he would not be the first Wildcat to play football and baseball. Keith Madison tried to convince Freddie Maggard to double dip. Coach Madison successfully convinced Pookie Jones to play both, which worked out for a few seasons.
It will not be easy, but it’s not possible to foresee a future with Trevon Flowers as UK’s shortstop and free safety.