You’re looking at Miles Butler, a 2014 kicker from Paducah Tilghman High School who announced he will walk-on at Kentucky this afternoon during a ceremony at his school. Butler has accepted a preferred walk-on spot at UK and chose the Cats over Alabama (where he had an academic scholarship offer and was going to try to walk-on). From his tweets, I’d say he’s excited:
Despite having a great academic opportunity at the University of Alabama, I'm SO excited to join BIG BLUE NATION
— Miles Butler (@MilesButler1) May 28, 2014
Miles has been training with the Elite Kicking program. Watch him kick field goals from up to 57 yards away, along with an impressive 70-yard kickoff.
Here’s Miles kicking some more field goals last week while wearing a UK shirt:
Welcome aboard, Miles. See you this fall.