Taylor County OT Hayes Johnson “overwhelmed” by UK Football scholarship offer

Taylor County OT Hayes Johnson "overwhelmed" by UK Football scholarship offer
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Jacob Noger | UK Football

Jacob Noger | UK Football

Hayes Johnson grew up cheering for the Wildcats, hoping one day he might be able to suit up for the blue and white. That dream got one step closer to becoming a reality after the sophomore-to-be camped at Kentucky on Sunday.

Johnson, a 6-foot-4 300 pound offensive tackle from Taylor County, was in Lexington a week after working out at Western Kentucky. Recruiting was not necessarily on his radar in the middle of one-on-one drills when Vince Marrow pulled Johnson aside and told him he had a UK scholarship offer.

“It was amazing. At that moment in time adrenaline was still going. I was just wanting to play. Afterwards, he came up and talked to my mom and told us; Stoops came over. It was amazing,” he told KSR.

“I’ve been a Kentucky fan since I was little. It’s always been a dream to have the chance to be able to play at UK. It kind of happened and then it didn’t sink in till about 30 minutes down the road. It’s…

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