LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Javess Blue has had an immediate impact since arriving at Kentucky and the Wildcats are reaping benefits from the junior's rapid transition.
The junior college transfer enters Saturday night's Southeastern Conference opener against No. 20 Florida as a playmaker the Wildcats (1-2, 0-0) hope will help end their 26-game losing streak to the Gators (2-1, 1-0). Blue is Kentucky's leading receiver and kick returner and his 392 all-purpose yards rank eighth in the conference.
His big-play resume' includes an 88-yard touchdown reception against Miami (Ohio) and a 43-yard kickoff return against Louisville. More important is how the Babson Park, Fla., native has established a presence among Kentucky's young receiver corps.
Blue will be looking for space against Florida's league-best secondary, a challenge he's confident of fulfilling.