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By LARRY VAUGHT

Looking for another sign of the progress the Kentucky football program is making under Mark Stoops?

Then consider Louisville Kentucky Country Day quarterback Robert Scholtz. He’s decided to join the Wildcats as a walk-on player. No big deal? Maybe, but remember there was a time last season he was a hot topic as a Division I quarterback and for Stoops and Neal Brown to persuade him to come to Kentucky as a preferred walk-on shows the respect the program now has.

The 6-5, 190-pound Scholtz completed 90 of 160 passes for 1,663 yards and 27 touchdowns with seven interceptions last season and was 128 of 249 passing for 2,385 yards and 32 scores with just five interceptions as a junior. In 2010 — his sophomore season — he threw for 2,867 passing yards and 30 touchdowns in 2010.

That gives UK a quarterback who threw for 5,915 yards and 89 touchdowns as a preferred walk-on.

6 Responses to Country Day QB Robert Scholtz — 5,915 yards and 89 touchdowns — will be preferred UK walk-on

  • Ira says:

    Welcome to the BBN!

  • Larry Pup says:

    Great for UK’s program. I like this young man. Who knows, Robert may win the starting job one day. What a story that would be. I wish him all the best.

    On football recruiting, I long for the day when UK football coaches are challenging Saban for football talent. Won’t that be a hoot? I believe it will happen with our current coaches. Who knows, with this UK staff it may already be happening. I believe Kentucky is a sleeping giant. They have been kicked in the groin far to long by SEC bullies. Kentucky fans are sick of it and crave success. It is time to rise to the occasion. This is a football state too, always has been. We have just needed the right coach who will not back down, and who is motivated to put UK in the national limelight. I believe Coach will get er done. I just hope our fan base will give this staff time, take our licks early on, and not get down when things get rough this football season. UK faces one hell of a schedule this year. UK is building. It will take time. GO Blue!!!

  • RANDY SCHOLTZ says:

    I am proud to say that Robert is my 1st cousin’s son. He will be a great addition to UK’s team….with a great name. GO CATS!!!

  • Perry says:

    Love kids that walk on to Kentucky. To Robert, look up UKs most famous walk on, John Conner. Practice hard and listen to only yourself and the UK coaches. Never let anyone tell you, you don’t have the potential to win your position. Many walk ons have previously and will in the future make a difference in UK football. Paste a John Conner poster on your dorm wall. Great luck!

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