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January 20, 2006

Kentucky strong on the DL

The Class of 2006 in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is highlighted by the talent along the defensive line as four of the state's top five prospects project as defensive linemen in the Rivals.com 2006 Kentucky postseason top 20.

Though top prospect Micah Johnson may play linebacker at the University of Kentucky, the Fort Campbell product projects as a defensive end. Defensive tackles Aundre Henderson and Corey Peters, along with defensive end Josh Minton round out the d-line representatives in the top five.

Henderson, from Louisville committed to Minnesota early, but backed out and is going to play for the hometown Cardinals.

Quarterback Justin Burke of Lexington Catholic enjoyed an outstanding senior season. The North Carolina State commit threw for more than 3,000 yards. He is the only non-defensive lineman in the top five.

Athlete Tyler Wimsatt of Owensboro debuts in the top 10 at No. 9. By all accounts, the 6-foot-2, 228-pounder is a big-time sleeper. He accounted for nearly 1,500 yards of total offense while playing quarterback at Owensboro this season.

The state has a tradition of producing great quarterback prospects and this year is no different as two more signal callers, in addition to Burke, are in the top 10.

Marshall commit Brian Anderson of Louisville Male is a big-time pick-up for the Thundering Herd and rounds out the top 10. Ironically, he is the No. 3 quarterback in the state as Kentucky-bound signal caller Will Fidler of Henderson County checks in at No. 8 in the final rankings.

Speedy all-purpose back Paul Warford of Madison Central checks in at No.12. The 5-foot-10, 198-pounder is heading to Kentucky and figures to contribute at a number of offensive positions in Lexington.

Pulaski County defensive tackle Blake Gumm is a sleeper who checks in at No. 17.


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