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Kevin Williams considering Kentucky Wildcats; Nebraska grad transfer has UK ties

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The Aggies and Wildcats are among those in consideration for the Cornhusker.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats need depth along their defensive line, so don't be surprised to see them pursue some graduate transfers this summer.

One name to watch for is Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive tackle Kevin WilliamsAccording to the Cats Pause, Williams is already considering UK as a potential landing spot.

Williams has graduated from Nebraska with his bachelor's and is eligible to play immediately for a team next season after being granted a sixth season of eligibility in December. He played in just three games and had two tackles last season.

The lineman attended Holland (Ohio) Springfield which is the same high school of running back commitment Bryant Koback. Williams is close to completing requirements for a master's degree as well. Knee, groin and wrist injuries have hampered the Ohio native's production on the field.

Texas A&M is one of the other schools in the mix.

Williams has ties to Kentucky in the form of  tight end coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow, who was a graduate assistant coach for the Huskers before joining Mark Stoops' staff in 2013. Marrow has recruited the state of Ohio, where Williams played at Springfield High School before committing to the Huskers in 2011.

As for the Texas A&M Aggies, defensive backs coach Terry Joseph was an assistant coach for the Cornhuskers from 2012-13, though he wasn't part of the regime that helped recruit Williams.

The 6-2, 275-pound tackle has battled through two major knee injuries that caused him to miss both the 2011 and 2013 seasons.

"It was a pretty big relief," Williams said this past December of getting a sixth year of eligibility. "Just kind of how this season went. It wasn't really everything that I expected health-wise. So it was kind of something I was hoping for. Just kind of hoping I could get another chance to put together a full, healthy season."

Even with a history of not being able to make it through a whole season, just having Williams on the roster would be a great addition to UK's dangerously-thin defensive line.