VAUGHT: Durham enjoys UK trip

Rockcastle County offensive lineman Brad Durham enjoyed his trip to Commonwealth Stadium Saturday to watch Kentucky beat Vanderbilt.

"I am glad they won. It was a pretty interesting, fun game. The weather was cold and rainy, but not too bad. It was actually good football weather," said Durham.

A week earlier Durham had his recruitment plans take a major shift when Louisville called and withdrew his scholarship offer after he had verbally committed to the Cardinals in mid-August. He got to talk to UK coach Rich Brooks at the game and was glad Brooks held no grudges because of his early decision to commit to Louisville.

"He said I was glad I came to watch them play and he was happy to see I was on their recruitment list. Actually, I am leaning to Kentucky right now because of that," Durham said. Durham said he was not apprehensive about what kind of reception he might receive from Brooks and his staff.

"He just told me, ‘Since you had committed to somebody else, we didn't expect you to change your mind. I am glad you are still with us and want to come. But we are after other people and you are not the only offensive lineman we are recruiting now. Just take that into consideration,'" Durham said.

Durham has no immediate plans to visit any other schools. His team plays Johnson Central Friday in the Class AAA playoffs and he wants to concentrate on that game.

Brooks told Durham that if was serious about coming to Kentucky, he needed to let him "know in a couple of week." Durham had no problem with that.

"If they are after other players, they need to know what is going on with me," Durham said. "I am just glad somebody is being honest with me for once. Just tell me the real truth about how things will go down. I am very respectful of coach Brooks for doing that. All I want to know is what the situation is. I can deal with that if a coach just tells me the truth."

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