The Kentucky defensive line needs help. Quinton Bohanna is happy to oblige.
The true freshman nose guard from Cordova, Tennessee has received praise throughout camp. Today, a reporter couldn’t finish asking a question before he was interrupted by defensive coordinator Matt House.
“He’s gotten better every practice. Sorry to cut you off,” House laughed. “He’s gotten better every practice. We’re pleased with him.”
In just three weeks, the 6’4″ 320-pounder is splitting first team reps with Naquez Pringle. What House likes most about Bohanna is that he’s agile for a big man.
“He’s a guy that’s a big twitched-up guy. For a big man he moves well,” House said. “Another guy that I think football is really important to him. When you’re blessed with athleticism, size and it’s really important to you, you’ve got potential to be really good.”
“I’ve been very impressed with Quinton Bohanna,” Mark Stoops said. “I feel like it’s important to him. He plays tough. He plays physical. He’s a big man out there that’s athletic for how big he is. I have high hopes that he’ll continue to progress a little bit.”
The intangible Stoops, House and Gran have mentioned over and over when discussing the freshman class is their love of the game. The passion they bring to the practice fields everyday is something you cannot coach.
“I’m very comfortable and happy with this team, with their mentality,” Mark Stoops said. “We’re not 100 percent there. We’re not. I don’t know if anybody ever is, but we’re striving to be that way. I really feel good with our team, but I love this freshmen group. I think they’re instinctual. They’re ball players. They love playing. They’re here all the time. They’ve been impressive.”
It’s tough to rely on true freshman to play impactful minutes on an SEC defensive line, but Bohanna has everything the Cats need to get the job done.