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Kevin Williams to visit Kentucky Wildcats

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The Kentucky Wildcats badly need more depth along their defensive line, and that may come in the form of a graduate transfer.

According to Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader, defensive tackle Kevin Williams is expected to visit UK this week. A graduate transfer by way of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Williams has one year of eligibility left and is considering the Cats among several schools as a potential landing spot.

The 6-2, 275-pound tackle has battled through two major knee injuries that caused him to miss both the 2011 and 2013 seasons, leading to him getting a rare sixth year of eligibility for the 2016 season. He's 2011 recruit who has graduated from NU with his bachelor’s degree and has been working on his Master’s degree.

Williams has ties to UK in 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.

Texas A&M is also rumored to be courting Williams, though there's been no confirmation of that or a possible visit to College Station. Aggies defensive backs coach Terry Joseph was an assistant for the Cornhuskers from 2012-13, so he too has ties to Williams.