Oct 24, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Kentucky Wildcats helmet during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs win the game against Kentucky Wildcats 28-22. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Whitehead Accepts Walk-On Spot to Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats football program got a tremendous commitment from Elizabethtown defensive tackle Matt Elam earlier Thursday, but it wasn’t the only commitment they got.

Carson Whitehead, a linebacker for the Harlan County Black Bears, has accepted a preferred walk-on spot to join UK next year, according to Whitehead himself:

The 6’2″, 200 lb. backer was a four-year starter for the Bears and led the team in tackles for the fourth straight year in 2013 with 139. He also  rushed for 1,277 yards on 167 carries with 15 touchdowns.

The University of the Cumberlands, Union and Pikeville offered him scholarships, but he ultimately chose to walk-on to UK.

Whitehead reportedly runs a 4.7 40-yard dash,  has a 30″ vertical benches 325 lbs, squats 550 lbs and runs the 100 meter dash in 11.89 seconds.

You can check out his highlights on Hudl.


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