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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Kentucky could host another big talent

By Jared Shanker

Kentucky is making a strong push in the state of Ohio, but the Wildcats have their eyes set on a bordering state too.

Aliquippa (Pa.) High School athlete Dravon Henry, the No. 1 player in Pennsylvania, is eyeing a visit to several schools at the end of the month. The ESPN 150 prospect is hoping to visit Kentucky with a family member, his father, Roland, said Tuesday.

Henry, No. 127 in the ESPN 150, does not have Kentucky among his favorites, although Henry has said several times he is not limiting himself to just the four schools in his top four: Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

The visit is still in the works, and Henry continues to deal with a hamstring injury suffered at a track meet in mid-May.

Kentucky will not be the only stop for Henry, as he will likely visit Cincinnati and Louisville, as all three schools are within easy driving distance. Aliquippa teammates Jaleel Fields and Terry Swanson would also likely join Henry.

Aliquippa prospects tend to land at Pittsburgh come signing day, but Henry contends that he will not go with Pitt solely because there is a strong precedent of Quips committing to the nearby Panthers. UCLA is another strong contender outside the top four Henry released during the winter, and Henry’s close friend Rushel Shell left Pitt this spring and enrolled at UCLA.