LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips is
backing up his promise to make sure the best football players in
the Bluegrass stay close to home.
Kentucky high school stars Tim Patterson and Miles Simpson
signed with the Wildcats on Wednesday, part of a class Phillips
believes will help Kentucky continue its rise up the food chain in
the Southeastern Conference.
Patterson, a linebacker from Central High in Louisville, chose
the Wildcats over the hometown Cardinals. Simpson, a running back
from Simon Kenton, picked Kentucky over Indiana and Illinois.
The Wildcats signed 25 players in all, including eight players
from Georgia and five from South Carolina. Phillips said it's
apparent Kentucky's steady play in the last few years has enabled
the program to get in the mix for some of the South's top players.
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