University of Kentucky football roster spots are filling up fast, but Coach Mark Stoops is still looking for a few additions to his recruiting class of 2015.
UK is likely to bring in the maximum of 25 new players next year, and that list will include Nebraska transfers Courtney Love and Greg Hart, who are both expected to enroll for next semester.
Stoops has 18 other commitments for 2015, though Rivals.com removed offensive lineman Larry Wells from UK's pledge list Wednesday citing concerns that he would not be able to join the class.
Wells, who met with a Purdue coach Thursday, did not return a message from the Herald-Leader and has not publicly commented on his status with UK.
Here's a look at 10 players who could be among additions to the Wildcats' class between now and national signing day on Feb. 4.
The nation's No. 1 running back is expected to be back in Lexington this weekend for the latest of several visits. Harris visited Alabama twice last month, including an official visit centered around the Crimson Tide's Iron Bowl victory over Auburn.
UK and Alabama are now the co-favorites in Harris' recruitment, though he still lists Ohio State, Florida and Texas A&M. The Buckeyes took a commitment from another high-profile running back Thursday night and had seemingly been slipping with Harris anyway. Florida and Texas A&M are not thought to be serious options.
Harris will announce his college decision Jan. 9.
The 6-foot-3 wide receiver from South Carolina has said as recently as this week that Kentucky is the No. 1 school in his recruitment. He is also considering Louisville, Central Florida and Wake Forest. Richardson is expected to visit UK and U of L on back-to-back weekends in January and has long been regarded as the Cats' No. 1 option at the position.
One of the fastest-rising prospects in the nation, Davis is now listed as the No. 8 wide receiver and No. 52 overall recruit by Rivals.com. UK is a bit of a long shot in his recruitment, but Davis is still considering an official visit to Lexington and that would be huge for the Wildcats' chances. Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Georgia are among the others recruiting the Florida native.
Stoops and offensive line coach John Schlarman had an in-home visit with Pollard and extended a scholarship offer this week. The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder is an under-the-radar recruit with no other offers from "power five" programs. He'll be an even more important target if Wells ends up somewhere other than UK.
The 6-3, 315-pound defensive tackle from Ohio hasn't been too active with his recruitment this fall, but that will have to change in the coming weeks. UK, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Purdue are the options, and the Cats might be in the top spot. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 48 defensive tackle in the class.
Smith is committed to Vanderbilt — where his brother is on the football team — but the four-star linebacker is still considering UK and Oklahoma. Vandy probably remains the favorite, though Smith is expected to be in Lexington for an official visit this weekend that could turn the recruitment. Rivals.com ranks the Tennessee native as the No. 195 overall prospect in the class.
The 6-3 defensive back from Texas has seemingly focused in on UK and Oklahoma in what could be a battle of the Stoops brothers for his commitment. Dalton took an official visit to Norman last weekend and is expected to be in Lexington this week. He is planning to make a college decision by next month. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 42 cornerback in the class.
The 5-11 safety from Ohio is committed to Michigan but still open to several other schools. UK, Notre Dame, Michigan State and West Virginia are among the programs recruiting him, and a visit to Lexington sometime between now and signing day remains a possibility. Rivals.com ranks Kinnel as the No. 211 overall prospect in the class. He is a former high school teammate of UK freshman Dorian Hendrix.
The Washington, D.C., standout has narrowed his choices to Kentucky, Miami and Washington State and is hoping to announce his college decision at the Under Armour Game on Jan. 2. Lewis — the No. 6 safety in the class of 2015 — has several friends associated with the UK program, including high school teammate and UK commitment Jabari Greenwood. He'll be in Lexington this week for an official visit. Miami looks like the Cats' biggest competition.
This might be a long shot, but Durant is worth including for the time being. He's considered the nation's best junior-college linebacker and has recently said that he's been looking at a visit to Kentucky. Durant is committed to Arizona State, and the Sun Devils are probably still the favorite. If UK could somehow flip him, Durant would be a huge addition in an area of need. Rivals ranks him as the No. 8 overall junior-college player in the nation.