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Kentucky Signs Running Back Jamarion Wilcox

Via UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops has announced the signing of prep star Jamarion Wilcox (juh-MAR-ee-on) out of South Paulding High School in Douglasville, Georgia, to a National Letter of Intent. 

 Wilcox, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back, is set to join the Wildcats this fall after putting up eye-popping numbers at South Paulding as a senior. He totaled 2,382 all-purpose yards, had 229 rushes for 2,059 rushing yards, and scored 30 total touchdowns in 12 games as a senior. He finished his career with 4,119 yards rushing and 58 total scores. 

 “We are very excited to sign Jamarion,” Stoops said. “He has the speed, strength, and acceleration to make a big impact in this league. He’s a home-run back.” 

 More on Wilcox: 

 Considered a four-star prospect and ranked as the No. 9 running back nationally and No. 8 player in Georgia by … Moved to Georgia from Ohio as a sophomore in 2020 … Coached by Jason Nash and Sumo Robinson at South Paulding High School …  Earned Region 5-6A Offensive Player of the Year honors … Led the Spartans to an 8-4 overall record and a second-round appearance in the 6A State playoffs … Named RB Most Valuable Player of the Under Armour All-America Camp in Atlanta in February of 2022 … Had 202 rushes for 1,542 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior … Also had 14 catches for 235 yards and two scores … Named Georgia Elite Classic MVP as a sophomore … Also played outside linebacker and strong safety for the Spartans … An all-around athlete who also wrestles … Qualified for Georgia’s 6A tournament as a sophomore in the 182-pound weight class … Chose Kentucky over Auburn, Clemson, and Ohio State. 

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