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By LARRY VAUGHT
Chris Hays (@Os_Recruiting on Twitter) is the recruiting coverage coordinator for the Orlando Sentinel and offered these insights on UK targets Jeff Badet, a receiver, and Asiantii Woulard, a quarterback, both former South Florida commits who have a high interest in Kentucky as national signing day approaches Feb. 6.
Question: What do you like best about Badet and Woulard?
Hays: “Jeff has always impressed me with his speed after the catch. He’ll catch a ball on a slant pattern across the middle and then turn it on. Rarely have I seen defenders be able to collapse fast enough to contain him if he has any kind of space. In three years of watching him, I can only remember one time that he dropped a ball, and that time he came right back and caught a long TD pass on the next play. He’s pretty sure-handed.
“Asiantii has nothing but upside. He’s played the position for only two years and done a tremendous job considering. He’s accurate and gets the ball where the receivers can make a play. He could develop some more arm strength, for sure. He’s athletic but running the football is not his forte and I question the fact that he’s even listed as a dual-threat quarterback. Though he has that ability, he has never been much of a threat to run the ball other than out of necessity.”
Question: How do you think each would fit into the offense that Neal Brown ran at Texas Tech and will use at Kentucky?
Hays: “Badet is a spread guy, with the speed and skills to fit right into an Air Raid sort of attack and thrive in it. He wold love that offense and it’s not unlike what he saw at his own high school. As for Asiantii, anything he is presented will be a bit of a learning curve, but he does seem to pick thing up well. His newness to the position is his drawback, but that is a given for anyone who brings him in. It’s known there will be a learning curve, but it’s a price many are quite willing to accept.”