Friday, March 22, 2013
Ohio native Hendrix gets ball rolling for UK
By Jared Shanker
Dorian Hendrix feels something special is going on at Kentucky. The aura has changed around the program, and for that to translate on the field, the Wayne (Ohio) Huber Heights linebacker believes the Wildcats will have to continue mining the state of Ohio.
So the 2014 prospect jumped on board early and committed to Kentucky on Friday.
“I knew it was the place for me,” Hendrix said. “The staff is going in the right direction. It’s SEC football, the best in the nation. It’s the right decision and the right time.”
The 6-foot, 219-pound Hendrix is the first Ohio commitment for the Wildcats in the 2014 class, although they signed three prospects from the Buckeye State in February for their Class of 2013. Hendrix said that played a factor in his decision, and now he will take on the role of bringing more Ohioans to Lexington.
Mark Stoops has sent more than a dozen offers to recruits from Ohio, and Hendrix is friends with many of them. He is visiting Lexington this weekend with Watch List receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass.
“I do know there’s some other Ohio guys that are very interested in Kentucky,” Hendrix said. “They’re going in and trying to get the best players. I want to talk to some guys and see if they want to join me, be a part of something special.”