(Courtesy of kentucky.com)Football camp season is generally when high school prospects start to commit to colleges. And now that the University of Kentucky has completed its camps, the commitments have started rolling in.
The Wildcats have received four commitments from prospects in the past couple of days, including a set of brothers from Louisiana.
Jarvis and Myron Walker, seniors-to-be at Archbishop Rummel High in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, told the UK staff that they plan on signing with the Wildcats in February.
Jarvis is a 6-foot-2, 202-pound linebacker, while Myron is a 5-foot-10, 264-pound defensive tackle. Both Walkers are listed as three-star prospects by Rivals.com.
Jarvis plays safety for Archbishop Rummel but projects as a linebacker at the next level. At 5-10, Myron is considered somewhat short for a defensive lineman. But Archbishop Rummel Coach Jay Roth said Myron compares favorably with former UK letterman Lamar Mills, who had a solid career as a Wildcats tackle from 2003-2006. Mills also played at Archbishop Rummel.
”I think that's one reason why Kentucky was so interested, they saw him as being similar to Lamar,“ Roth said. ”Myron's a lot like Lamar in that he's a little short, but he's got potential down the road.“
Roth said both Walkers had received scholarship offers from Tulsa, Louisiana Tech and Northern Illinois and had attracted interest from Auburn, Alabama and Nebraska. Neither player has qualified for freshman eligibility yet. Roth said both players have the requisite ACT score but need to improve their core grade-point averages during the coming school year to be eligible.
UK also received a commitment from quarterback Brian Adams, a 6-foot-4, 210-pounder from South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga. Adams, a three-star prospect by Scout.com, also had a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt.
Adams, who attended UK's camp last week, is a dual-threat QB who generated nearly 1,800 yards of total offense last year. He said he expects his numbers to improve greatly in 2008 because South Forsyth has hired a new coach, Warren Early, who runs the spread offense as opposed to the Wing-T that Adams ran last year.
Kevin Mitchell, a 6-foot-7, 280-pound offensive lineman from Douglasville (Ga.) Alexander High School, has also pledged to play for the Wildcats.
This latest flurry gives Kentucky nine commitments for the 2009 class. UK also has commitments from five in-state players: Central defensive lineman Mister Cobble, Madison Central offensive lineman Larry Warford, Paul Dunbar running back Jerrell Greene, North Hardin wide receiver LaRod King and Boyle County tight end Jordan Aumiller.
UK COMMITMENTS FOR 2009
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High school
Brian Adams QB 6-4 210 Cumming, Ga. South Forsyth
Jordan Aumiller LB 6-4 199 Danville Boyle County
Mister Cobble DT 6-0 270 Louisville Central
Jerrell Greene RB 6-2 210 Lexington Paul Dunbar
LaRod King WR 6-6 190 Radcliff North Hardin
Kevin Mitchell OL 6-7 280 Douglasville, Ga. Alexander
Jarvis Walker LB 6-2 202 Metairie, La. Rummel
Myron Walker DT 5-10 264 Metairie, La. Rummel
Larry Warford OL 6-4 349 Richmond Madison Central