By LARRY VAUGHT
He doesn’t know any of Kentucky’s players from Michigan personally, but he “knows of them.”
Michigan cornerback Max Hairston of West Bloomfield, Mich. (just outside Detroit) has about 20 scholarship offers, including one from Kentucky which he says is his “dream school” from his years following Kentucky basketball when he thought basketball would be his main sport.
Kentucky already has linebacker DeAndre Square and defensive lineman Marquan McCall on the team and has added five-star defensive lineman Justin Rogers this season. Square has played in 25 games in two years with 13 starts. The 365-pound McCall has played in 21 games in two years.
“The pipeline from Michigan to Kentucky is pretty good,” said Hairston. “I have played against Justin Rogers, and he’s pretty good. They all are.”
Like the other Michigan players, Hairston hopes to play in the NFL. He believes UK secondary coach Steve Clinkscale could help get him there.
“I’ve watched Kentucky the last few years. The coaching staff is great,” Hairston, who hopes to play more receiver this season to take advantage of his 4.5 second speed in the 40-yard dash, said. “Coach Clink prepares guys for the league. You can see that and that is my main goal. I feel Kentucky could help me reach that if I go there.”