Nate Willis, Cornerback
Hometown: Yuma, Arizona
Weight: 190 lbs.
40 time: 4.4
Arizona Western Junior College cornerback Nate Willis will likely be an immediate-impact player this year, as he gives the Cats experience at a very thin position. He held offers from West Virginia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Arkansas among others. Willis is rated as the #3 JUCO cornerback in the country by 247Sports as he racked up 50 tackles and four interceptions with a fumble forced in his two seasons at Arizona Western.
However, it didn’t appear he would make it to UK due to academics and would be forced to play at a school at the Division II level. The main issue was his transfer credits, and he still needed to take a class in order for him to qualify for Kentucky, but couldn’t afford to take the class. As it turned out, his family helped him pay for the class, and now he is set to join UK this Summer and compete for a starting role.