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Vaught’s note: Tried to take a few hours off today to take a 10-mile run and do a few family things, so little late with this recruiting update.
By LARRY VAUGHT
Junior college cornerback Michael Mathis became the 24th member of Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class when he decided Tuesday to join the Wildcats.
He plays at Kilgore (Texas) Junior College, the same school that sent tight end Steven Borden to UK this season.
The 6-2, 210-pound Mathis is only a two-star recruit, the lowest of any player in the recruiting class. He made two tackles, including one for loss, in his team’s season-opening loss. He had 37 tackles and one interception in 2012.
Mathis is the fourth defensive junior college player in the 2014 class — a sign that coach Mark Stoops obviously knows he needs major help for the defense next year and did long before his team lost to Western Kentucky. UK already had commitments from lineman Cory Johnson, linebacker Ryan Flannigan and back Shyquawn Pullium.