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Jul 9, 2012 10:40 AM by Alan Cutler

UK Gets Another Player From Florida

UK is doing something different in recruiting. Of the ten players who have verbally committed to UK, five are from Florida.

The latest, Khalid Thomas, is a tailback who is also different when it comes to recruiting for UK. He turned down many big time offers.

Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami-FL, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, South Florida and Texas Tech offered scholarships to the 5-foot-9, 180-pounder.

There is a catch. His older brother Kadeem is a freshman linebacker at UK.

"I was open to going to different places," Thomas told Tallahasssee.com. "When I thought about it, Kentucky was what was I looking for in a college. The major. How the city's like. I was thinking about it (Sunday). It just felt like right place for me. I fell in love with the coaching staff and the campus. Plus, my brother is up there."

UK has lacked speed since Derrick Locke graduated. Plus, Thomas, who has a 3.4 GPA, can catch the ball, with 421 yards receiving last year.

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