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Kentucky Wildcats Football Week 1 Depth Chart Released

With four true freshmen starters, it's still clear Mark Stoops is not afraid to rely on youth early and often.

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The Kentucky Wildcats released their Week 1 depth chart on Monday, and there were several intriguing developments to be found on it.

The biggest (figuratively and literally) was true freshman George Asafo-Adjei getting the starting right tackle spot. He beat out Cole Mosier and Kyle Meadows for the starting spot, though Meadows is interestingly not listed on the initial depth chart.

As for the rest of the offense, Dorian Baker, Garrett Johnson and Jeff Badet are the starting wide receivers to go with Boom Williams as the No. 1 running back.

Another true freshman who earned a starting role was CJ Conrad at tight end. He beat out redshirt freshman Daryl Long for the top spot.

One other true freshman who is technically a starter is running back Sihiem King as he's listed as the No. 1 kickoff returner. Junior receiver Ryan Timmons is the No. 1 punt returner.

On defense, true freshman Chris Westry gets the nod as one of the starting boundary corners. He's been having a great summer and could end up becoming the best defensive back on this team by next year. The fact he was already able to beat out redshirt junior J.D. Harmon and senior Fred Tiller for the starting gig speaks volumes for how much he's impressed.

One other notable absentee from this list is defensive tackle C.J. Johnson, who was expected to start at one of the interior defensive line spots, or at least be a second-stringer. Not seeing him or Meadows anywhere on the depth chart raises concern that something is amuck with their statuses for Week 1.