UK target Mikel Horton close to announcement

Here’s some info on Mikel Horton, a four-star running back whom Kentucky is targeting and who is expected to announce his college choice this weekend:

- Horton is a 6-foot-1, 230-pound back at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio, where he was a teammate of UK 2013 signee Kyle Meadows. Horton is ranked as the 22nd-best running back prospect and No. 209 overall for the class of 2014 by Rivals.

- His Lakota West coach, Larry Cox, told Larry Vaught that Kentucky, Louisville, Florida State, Vanderbilt and Boston College are his top choices. “On the field, he’s pretty much a freak,” Cox said.

- As of now, UK has two 2014 commitments: Dorian Hendrix, a linebacker from Huber Heights, Ohio, and Thaddeus Snodgrass, a wide receiver from Springfield, Ohio.

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