NCF On The Trail: Cory Johnson

Midyear signings: Kentucky

December, 18, 2013
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According to UKAthletics.com, the following players have signed with Kentucky:

Drew Barker QB-PP Hebron, Ky./Conner
HT: 6-4 WT: 217
Positional Rank: No. 7 QB-PP
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 161)

Thaddeus Snodgrass WR Springfield, Ohio/Springfield
HT: 6-0 WT: 182
Positional Rank: No. 29 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (No. 211)

Cory Johnson DT Chambersburg, Pa./ASA College
HT: 6-3 WT: 282
Positional Rank: No. 8 DT Juco
Stars: 3
ESPN JC 50 (No. 31)

Mike Horton RB West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West
HT: 6-2 WT: 228
Positional Rank: No. 50 RB
Stars: 3

T.V. Williams WR McKinney, Texas/McKinney
HT: 5-8 WT: 148
Positional Rank: No. 84 WR
Stars: 3

Dorian Hendrix ILB Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne
HT: 6-0 WT: 219
Positional Rank: No. 57 ILB
Stars: 3

A.J. Stamps CB Vicksburg, Miss./East Mississippi CC
HT: 6-0 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A Juco
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Top 2014 junior college classes 

December, 3, 2013
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National signing day is quickly approaching, but first up is the midyear junior college signing period. The opportunity for juco prospects to sign with Football Bowl Subdivision programs starts Dec. 18, and several prospects have already made commitments. More commitments are likely to come between now and the start of the signing period, but with the release of the ESPN JC 50, let’s take a look at five programs (in alphabetical order) having success on the juco recruiting trail.

Arizona: The Wildcats have commitments from a half-dozen junior college prospects. Only one verbal, LB Antonio Smothers (Scottsdale, Ariz./Scottsdale CC) is in the ESPN JC 50. Smothers can give them a big, physical downhill run defender between the tackles. They might sit outside the top 50 in the recruiting rankings, but DT Jeff Worthy (Santa Ana, Calif./Santa Ana College) and OL Kaige Lawrence (Victorville, Calif./Chaffey) are solid pickups in the trenches. With the secondary featuring several upperclassmen, they also bring in some help with CB Patrick Glover (Gilbert, Ariz./Scottsdale CC) and instinctive and aggressive S Jamie Byrd (Dade City, Fla./Iowa Western).

Kentucky adds another juco defender

July, 21, 2013
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Cory Johnson (Chambersburg, Pa./ASA College), a 6-foot-3, 282-pound defensive tackle, has committed to the Wildcats, according to multiple reports.

Arizona State, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and Tennessee also extended scholarship offers to Johnson.

He's the third juco defender to pick the Wildcats during this cycle, as new head coach Mark Stoops attempts to patch up a unit that allowed 31 points per game (87th nationally) last season.

Kentucky now has 20 total commitments for 2014.

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