Possible slot receiver caught 10 touchdown passes as a senior and ran for six more. ESPN ranks him as the No. 106 overall wide receiver in the class. He finished fifth in the long jump in last year's Florida state track and field meet.
Scout.com considers him the No. 34 defensive end in the class. Bell describes himself as a "raw" talent with plenty of room to grow as a player. He was the highest-rated 2013 recruit to commit to Joker Phillips.
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A four-star prospect and the No. 14 overall junior-college player in the country, according to ESPN.com. Once committed to Texas Tech, his relationship with new UK assistants Neal Brown and Chad Scott were instrumental in bringing him to Lexington.
Enrolled at UK in January. Caught 11 passes for 181 yards and four touchdowns as a junior-college sophomore. Mark Stoops says he "brings the physical presence we need at the tight end position." Son of professional wrestler Sting.
Longtime defensive lineman switched to the offensive line before his senior season of high school. Raw talent with good size and a lot of upside.
The No. 10 defensive end in the country, according to Scout.com. He committed to Southern Cal last summer before switching to Kentucky on signing day. Regarded by Rivals and ESPN as the No. 3 prospect in the state.
The No. 40 offensive guard in the class, according to Rivals.com. Played tight end in high school, but he'll move to the inside of the offensive line at UK. Chose the Wildcats over Central Florida and Florida Atlantic.
Kentuckian was the first recruit to join UK's class of 2013. Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 8 prospect in the state and the No. 46 defensive tackle in the nation. Had interest from several SEC schools before jumping on UK scholarship offer.
The first high school player to commit to new coach Mark Stoops. Considered the No. 25 cornerback in the country by ESPN, which ranks him as a four-star prospect. Tennessee and Pittsburgh were his other two finalists.
Versatile running back should be a great fit for Neal Brown's offense. Cited strong bond with Chad Scott as a reason for picking UK. ESPN considers him a four-star recruit and No. 28 overall running back. JoJo, his nickname since childhood, is short for Joseph.
The No. 3 kicker in the nation, according to 24/7 Sports. Impressed former coach Joker Phillips by connecting on a couple of 60-yard field goals at a UK camp last year.Blake McClain
Played throughout the secondary in high school and is the No. 66 safety in the country, according to ESPN. He had offers from Louisville, Cincinnati, Mississippi State and several others before committing early to the previous UK staff.
Originally committed to Nebraska, where he was recruited by now-UK assistant Vince Marrow. The four-star prospect's high school counts Mark Stoops, Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini and Marrow as alumni. Scout.com considers him the No. 16 safety in the class.
One of the most highly touted offensive linemen to commit to Kentucky in recent years. He had offers from Louisville, Florida State, Michigan State, Illinois, West Virginia and Pittsburgh, and made a late visit to Oklahoma before choosing UK.
Raw prospect has been playing football for only three years and comes to UK with plenty of upside. Lightly regarded in the fall, he entered the post-season ESPN rankings as a three-star recruit and the No. 76 defensive end in the country.
Three-star prospect cut short his recruitment soon after an offer from Kentucky despite interest from other top programs. No. 61 offensive guard in the country, according to Scout.com.
Set Florida record with 199 receiving yards in state title game. Rivals.com ranks him the No. 51 wide receiver in the class. Committed to Kentucky after a late push by Louisville and several other high-profile schools.
The only quarterback in UK's class grew up a Tennessee Volunteers fan. Graduated from high school early and enrolled at UK in January. A two-time all-state quarterback in Tennessee.
ESPN rates him as the No. 13 overall player and No. 2 defensive end in the junior college ranks. The second-team All-American last season had offers from Florida State, Miami, Texas A&M, Texas, Mississippi State, Mississippi and Auburn.
Spurned offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Miami and South Carolina to join his brother — linebacker Pancho Thomas — at Kentucky. Primarily a running back, he's rated as the No. 35 athlete in the country by Rivals.com.
Picked Kentucky over late offers from Ohio State and Florida. ESPN ranks him among the nation's top 250 players. Scored 45 touchdowns as a senior at Franklin County and has expressed interest in playing running back, receiver and returning kicks in college.
Cornerback has good speed and size for his position. Considered one of the top 100 junior-college prospects by 24/7 Sports (46th), Rivals (54th) and ESPN (69th). Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas State and Baylor were among the many schools that offered.
KENTUCKY'S CLASS OF 2013 SIGNEES
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High school Rivals Scout
Jeff Badet WR 6-0 170 Orlando, Fla. Freedom
Alvonte Bell DE 6-5 255 Miramar, Fla. Everglades
1-Javess Blue WR 6-0 190 Babson Park, Fla. Lake Wales
2-Steven Borden TE 6-3 250 Waxahachie, Texas Waxahachie
Justin Day OT 6-8 305 Aiken, S.C. South Aiken
Jason Hatcher DE 6-3 250 LouisvilleTrinity
Nick Haynes OL 6-3 305 Niceville, Fla. Niceville
Jacob Hyde DT 6-2 330 ManchesterClay County
Jaleel Hytchye CB 5-10 175 CincinnatiLaSalle
JoJo Kemp RB 5-10 190 DeLand, Fla. DeLand
Austin MacGinnis K 5-10 175 Prattville, Ala. Prattville
Blake McClain DB 5-11 190 Winter Park, Fla. Winter Park
Marcus McWilson S 6-0 210 Youngstown, Ohio Cardinal Mooney
Kyle Meadows OL 6-5 270 West Chester, Ohio Lakota West
Regie Meant DL 6-4 275 Cape Coral, Fla. Ida Baker
Ramsey Meyers OL 6-4 290 Orange Park, Fla. Ridgeview
Alex Montgomery WR 6-2 210 Weston, Fla. Cypress Bay
3-Reese Phillips QB 6-2 225 Signal Mountain, Tenn. Signal Mountain
4-Za'Darius Smith DE 6-6 250 Greenville, Ala. Greenville
Khalid Thomas RB 5-10 170 Tallahassee, Fla. Amos P. Godby
Ryan Timmons ATH 5-10 185 FrankfortFranklin County
5-Nate Willis DB 6-0 180 Pahokee, Fla. Pahokee
1-Spent last two seasons at Butler County C.C. in El Dorado, Kan. He will have two years of eligibility at UK.
2-Spent last two seasons at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. He will have two years of eligibility at UK.
3-Graduated from high school early and enrolled at Kentucky in January.
4-Spent last two seasons at East Mississippi C.C. in Scooba, Miss. He will have two years of eligibility at UK.
5-Spent last two seasons at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz. He will have two years of eligibility at UK.