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Mikel Horton envisioned ESPN 30 for 30, national title at UK — not transferring

Mikel Horton (Vicky Graff Photo)

Mikel Horton (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Just over two years ago Kentucky coach Mark Stoops hailed Ohio running back Mikel Horton for his talent and leadership in helping putting together UK’s highly ranked 2014 recruiting class.

Horton enrolled at UK midway through his high school senior season and was ranked as one of the top 15 running backs in the nation.

He played in every game as a freshman and sophomore, but he’s played sparingly this year and has left the team and will transfer when the semester ends. Stoops, though, didn’t seem all that upset about Horton’s departure on the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday.

Ramsey, Horton okay but TE Greg Hart needs pinky surgery

By LARRY VAUGHT

Offensive lineman Ramsey Meyers returned to practice Tuesday after being held out of Saturday’s scrimmage. He started every game last season at guard.

“He was back out there today part go. He got a head injury, so he’s out with that right now,” Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Tuesday.

Running back Mike Horton was also “out there” for practice after suffering a minor injury late in Saturday’s scrimmage when he was hit on his shin.

Tight end Greg Hart, a transfer from Nebraska, was hurt catching a pass and is not back at practice.

Mark Stoops on Horton, Westry, Bone, Conrad, Timmons

Blake Bone (Vick Graff Photo)

Blake Bone (Vick Graff Photo)

Here’s some more of what Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said after Saturday’s open practice.

On how much he likes the offense’s ability to run the ball: “You have to have that. You hear me talk about it and anybody – you watch enough football – you have to have some balance. I don’t care what the numbers say, but you have to have some physicality about you to get the tough yards and move it when you can and we’re seeing some of that.”