Former Kentucky quarterback Freddie Maggard has been part of the UK Athletics signing day show the past two years, providing commentary on each of the Wildcats' signees based on hours of film study from their high school careers.
Maggard provided the Herald-Leader with analysis of five UK signees from this year's class that he predicts will perform above their recruiting ranking during their time in Lexington.
Maggard called the Ohio native the "prototypical" offensive guard and noted that he won the Anthony Munoz Award as the state's top offensive lineman in 2014.
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Asafo-Adjei has played football for only four years, but he's already established quite a presence.
"He has a violent initial punch," Maggard said. "He's a powerful athlete, and the sky is the limit for his growth and potential."
Maggard described Beckham — another Ohio native — as a "big play" defensive back who played both cornerback and safety in high school.
Beckham returned five interceptions for touchdowns during his senior season.
"Multiple pick sixes are indicative of his instinct and aggressive nature," Maggard said. "He could also help in the return game."
Maggard expects Livingston to add another 50 pounds to his impressive frame and says he has the "body and temperament" to excel at the SEC level.
Livingston could play on the offensive or defensive line at UK, though he's expected to focus at the left tackle position at the beginning.
"He has perfect size and arm length in addition to elite athletic ability," Maggard said.
Stenberg — listed at 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds — had a stellar senior season of high school, and Maggard was especially impressed with his "dominant" performance in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
"He demonstrated nastiness and technique against elite competition," he said of that showing.
Walker is projected as a safety at UK, but Maggard says he has the tools to play any position in the defensive backfield.
He called the Florida native a "diverse" defensive back and compared him to one of UK's top defensive players from the 2014 season.
"Think A.J. Stamps," Maggard said. "He's a physical tackler with natural break on the football against the pass."