The new UK football recruiting room at Commonwealth Stadium has a deck overlooking the field and the seats the recruits sit in for the game. Sept. 24, 2015

The new UK football recruiting room at Commonwealth Stadium has a deck overlooking the field and the seats the recruits sit in for the game. Sept. 24, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The UK football program offered a scholarship to a 6-foot-6, 350-pound Olmsted Academy student over the weekend.

That’s right: Olmsted Academy, the middle school.

The Wildcats’ latest Louisville-area target is 13-year-old lineman Kiyuanta Goodwin, who has already been singled out for his performance at an Under Armour All-America camp for middle schoolers. Goodwin wears a size 17 shoe.

“He’s going to be one of the top kids in the country,” said trainer Chris Vaughn, the founder of the Aspirations Fitness Institution where Goodwin and many other top prospects in Louisville train, in a recent interview with the Courier-Journal. “He’ll actually blow up on the recruiting radar probably in the next month or so once people start seeing him in person.”

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UK is no stranger to recruiting area football prospects early in their careers.

The Wildcats began recruiting current Trinity junior defensive end Stephen Herron in the …read more

Source:: Usatoday – Sports

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