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JUCO Defensive Back Wants To Play For UK

Posted: Jan 16, 2013 1:52 PM by Alan Cutler
Updated: Jan 16, 2013 1:58 PM

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Nate Willis wants to play for UK.

"I just commited to Kentucky," says the cornerback in a tweet. "Looking forward to meeting Coach Stoops so we can seal the deal! Go get your number 1 jerseys! #BBN #WeAreUK"

Nate Willis is Kentucky's second-highest rated commitment and moves the UK's recruiting ranking to No. 37 nationally.

Willis is a 3-star from Arizona Western C.C. He is UK's fifth player for the class of 2013 in the last five days.

UK beat out some outstanding programs for Willis. He held offers from West Virginia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Arkansas among others. He is rated as the #3 JUCO cornerback in the country by 247Sports.

Willis who is 6-feet and 180 pounds is considered both a vicious hitter and an explosive kick returner who can also play free safety. He has the speed UK really needs, a 4.4 40.