WALTON (MARIETTA, GA)
I know that Kentucky fans are focused on the hopefully impending arrival of the Harrison twin to the 2013 basketball roster, but Kentucky football has their very own rock star twin tandem taking the field this fall. Daron Blaylock is the twin brother of fellow UK signee Zack and they are the sons of former NBA point guard Mookie Blaylock.
If that is not enough star power for you, consider the fact that for a brief period, “Mookie Blaylock” was the working name of Pearl Jam, until that was shut down and that Pearl Jam’s epic album “10″ was actually a reference to Mookie’s jersey number.
Try not to focus on the famous name and pedigree and you will see that the twins have more than an impressive resume of their own and should be exciting to watch in the defensive backfield for UK this year. Daron played both safety and linebacker for Walton which finished with a 14-1 record and finished as state runner up. Daron was named to second team all state AAAAA in Georgia and was ranked by 24/7 as the #31 ILB in the 2012 class by 24/7.
No matter what position Blaylock plays at UK, he has speed in the 4.5 range (4.69), which is very impressive for a linebacker. He also boasts a 32″ vertical jump. He is already a very solid tackler and should provide solid outside run support. Here is a bit more scouting on Daron from the fine folks at ESPN: