December 6, 2009
Kentucky lands three-star cornerback
This weekend was a big one in Lexington, Ky. Not only did Kentucky's highly ranked basketball team pick up a win over North Carolina in Rupp Arena but the Wildcats also landed a big time football commit out of Alabama in Gadsden (Ala.) Gadsden City's Dale Trimble.
Trimble was on campus in Lexington for his first official visit and on Sunday morning made the decision to end his recruitment.
"Kentucky was the first school to offer me and they recruited me the strongest, I just had to get up there," Trimble said on Sunday evening. "When I got up there, I really enjoyed myself and I just had to commit."
What stood out the most to the three-star prospect while on campus?
"Just the way they care about their players making the grades and graduating," he said. "That's what really stood out."
The commitment came at the home of Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks as Trimble had little doubts by the end of his trip.
"We ate breakfast this morning at Coach Brooks' house and he called me upstairs to talk to him with me and my mom. He asked how I liked it and asked if I wanted to be a Wildcat. I said that I was.
"Hopefully I'll come in and play. I'll probably end up redshirting and then fitting into the system."
Though his senior season is complete, Trimble still has some football left to play before suiting up for the Wildcats. He has been selected to play in the prestigious Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic and practice kicks off this week.
"I leave in the morning at 5:30 for Mobile," he said. "I just want to compete and enjoy myself. I really want to get better. I love to compete. I love to play with the guys and it just shows me where I stand."
With his one and only official visit behind him, Trimble noted that he likely won't take any other trips.
"I'm pretty solid to Kentucky," he said. "Something might come up, you never know but I'm pretty solid to Kentucky."
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