Signee: DB/S Jordan Nevels

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Jordan Nevels
, Cornerback,
5-10, 180, Fr-HS,
Ft. Thomas, Ky. (Highlands)

First-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal … Selected for the "Kentucky Tremendous 26" by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association … Earned a reputation as a ferocious hitter … Two-year starter at Highlands HS in Ft. Thomas, Ky. … Started at defensive back his junior year, then was moved to outside linebacker as a senior as the coaches wanted to get him as involved as possible in every defensive play … Also saw spot duty at running back and wide receiver … Most Valuable Player on a team that went 14-1 his senior season and won the Class AAA state championship … Northern Kentucky Area Defensive Player of the Year and the District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … Highlands was 12-3 his junior year and was state runner-up … Was a standout his sophomore season at Simon Kenton HS in Independence, Ky., before transferring to Highlands … The No. 14 prospect in Kentucky as evaluated by Rivals.com … Coached by Dale Mueller … "There are a number of things that made Jordan a great player," Mueller said. "He has great work habits, he's a great leader, he's fast, athletic, and skilled. He brought us up to another level because of his hitting. If you made a film of the top 20 hits from our team this past season, almost all of them would be by Jordan. When we played him at running back, he was a devastating blocker. He's a high-character guy and great athlete who loves to hit." … Honor-roll student … His brothers, Chris and Ben, played football at Eastern Kentucky … Picked Kentucky over Ohio.

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