UK Football

Georgia offensive lineman commits to Kentucky

The University of Kentucky received its 12th commitment for the football class of 2012 on Tuesday when offensive lineman Jordan Watson of Fayetteville, Ga., reportedly pledged to the Cats.

Watson, a 6-foot-4, 289-pound senior-to-be at Whitewater High School, is a three-star prospect, according to recruiting service, which reported Watson's commitment along with and other media outlets.

Watson is the third offensive lineman to commit to Kentucky for 2012, joining Zach Myers of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Darone Bailey of Clarksdale, Miss.

UK's Trevathan, WKU's Rainey on watch lists

UK linebacker Danny Trevathan was among 65 players named Tuesday to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is given to the nation's top defensive player.

Trevathan, a senior from Leesburg, Fla., led the Southeastern Conference in tackles in 2010.

■ Western Kentucky senior running back Bobby Rainey was one of 66 players named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is presented to the nation's most outstanding all-around player.

Rainey, the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year, rushed for 1,649 yards and 15 TDs as a junior.

Around the nation

Purdue: Authorities found the body of Purdue running back Sean Matti in a northern Indiana lake Tuesday, two days after he was last seen going swimming during a party with friends. Matti, 22, had been a walk-on with Purdue since 2007.

North Carolina: A former Tar Heel has filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, seeking reinstatement after being declared permanently ineligible for academic misconduct.

Defensive end Michael McAdoo is also seeking unspecified damages from the school and the NCAA, which the lawsuit accuses of libel and "gross negligence" in ruling him ineligible based on inaccurate information.