LEXINGTON, Ky - (WYMT) UK's new defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, D.J. Eliot, is already making his way around the Commonwealth. Eliot visiting Franklin County's Mister Football candidate Ryan Timmons. Franklin County football coach, Chris Tracy, said the meeting went well and that Eliot was a "good guy". The 3-star running back and receiver is a highly sought after prospect. In his senior season with the Flyers, Timmons accounted for 1,306 yards rushing with 26 touchdowns and 1,004 receiving yards crossing the goal line 16 more times.
Timmons is scheduled for an official visit to Ohio State on January 11th and an official trip to UK in the future. As of now, Timmons has received offers from Arkansas, Purdue, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois, and WKU. The Cats did offer Timmons when Joker Phillips was Kentucky's coach. In fact, Timmons' recruitment has been impacted by coaching changes. Purdue, Louisiana Tech, UK, and Arkansas all have new coaches and all were recruiting Franklin County's highest profile football player maybe ever.