The Kentucky Wildcats have officially added five new players as mid-year enrollees, head coach Mark Stoops announced Tuesday.
Two of the mid-year enrollees are high school standouts who graduated in December. They are cornerback Stanley Garner and linebacker DeAndre Square.
Punter Max Duffy, a transfer from Curtin University in Australia, and quarterback Terry Wilson, a transfer from Garden City Community College, are both sophomores and will have three years of eligibility left.
Cornerback Domonique Williams is a junior college transfer from Highland Community College who will two years of eligibility remaining.
All five players will go through the off-season workouts and participate in spring football.
Here are the official UK bios on all five players:
Max Duffy, Punter, 6-1, 200, So-TR, Perth, Australia (Curtin/Kent Street) – Australian punter who is rated as the No. 1 punting prospect in the class of 2018 by Ray Guy’s ProKicker.com … Averages 48 yards per punt with an average hang time of 4.42 seconds, according to ProKicker … Grew up playing basketball and soccer, he switched to Australian football at age 15 … Played for Fremantle in the Australian Football League … Has been working with Prokick Australia under the guidance of coaches Nathan Chapman and John Smith … Currently 24 years old, will be age 25 when the 2018 season begins … Will be the second year in a row that an Aussie punter will be on the Wildcat roster, following in the footsteps of former punter Matt Panton … Will have three years of eligibility.
Stanley Garner, Defensive Back, 6-2, 180, Fr-HS, Parkway, Fla. (Dillard) – Four-star recruit by Rivals.com, which evaluates him as the No. 35 cornerback in the nation … All-Broward County selection … Was invited to play in the prestigious Broward County vs. Dade County All-Star Game, but was unable to participate because of his enrollment at UK … Was a standout two-way player, as he also played wide receiver on offense … Coached by Rick Hemingway at Dillard High School … Helped lead Dillard to the district championship … Rejoins former Dillard teammate Jordan Wright at Kentucky … Teammates with fellow signee Bryce Oliver … Entertained dozens of Division I offers, from every Power 5 conference, including Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Michigan and many others.
DeAndre Square, Linebacker, 6-1, 205, Fr-HS, Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech) – A hard-hitting linebacker at powerhouse Cass Tech … Rated a four-star player and No. 20 outside linebacker nationally … Played both sides for head coach Thomas Wilcher … Had 84 tackles and forced four fumbles to help Cass Tech advance to the Division 1 state semifinals as a senior … Named first-team All-State by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association and the Associated Press … Played in the Offensive-Defense All-American Bowl in New Orleans, charting eight tackles … Helped his team capture the Division I state title with a perfect 14-0 record in 2016, the first undefeated season in program history … Coach Wilcher said, “He’s fast, quick and tough and would do whatever was asked of him without question and then do it at a high level” … Chose Kentucky after considering LSU, Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Cincinnati.
Domonique Williams, Defensive Back, 5-10, 180, Jr-JC, Knoxville, Tenn. (Highland CC/Fulton) – A three-star prospect by 247Sports … Before taking the junior college route, originally signed with Eastern Kentucky out of high school in 2015 when current special teams/outside linebackers coach Dean Hood was the head coach … Played in 11 games in 2017 at Highland Community College (Kansas), recording 29 tackles, three interceptions and four PBUs … Earned All-Conference Honorable Mention by the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) … Totaled 52 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass breakups in 2016 … Coached by Aaron Arnold at Highland and Rob Black at Fulton … Two-time all-state honoree at Fulton High School, helping the Falcons win three 4A state titles … Scored 27 touchdowns as a wide receiver and kick returner, including 12 through the air, seven rushing and eight on kickoff or punt returns … Will have two years of eligibility remaining … Chose Kentucky over Iowa State and Colorado State.
Terry Wilson Jr., Quarterback, 6-3, 205, So-JC, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Garden City CC/Oregon/Del City) – Rated the No. 5 overall junior college player by ESPN … Redshirted the 2016 season at Oregon … Transferred to Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas for the 2017 season … Completed 57.6 percent of his passes for 2,133 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while rushing for 518 yards and five touchdowns on 126 carries at Garden City … Named the Jayhawk Offensive Player of the Year … Finished the regular season second in the Jayhawk Conference in passing yards, first in touchdown passes and first in efficiency … Ranked sixth in the nation in touchdown passes … Garden City head coach Jeff Sims said ”He’s a dual-threat quarterback that’s very intelligent, dynamic, fast. He’s an accurate thrower” … Completed 154 of 281 passes for 2,406 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior at Del City High School to go along with 709 rushing yards (8.5 avg.) and 11 scores … Threw for 2,856 yards and 24 TDs as a junior, accounting for 14.3 points a game … Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, where he led the West team by completing 10-19 passes for 111 yards and rushed for an additional 46 yards … Also played in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game … Named the Oklahoman’s All-Midlands Region recipient and was chosen to PrepStar Super 30 listing of the state’s top recruits … Ranked as Oklahoma’s No. 2 prospect in the state (Tulsa World and The Oklahoman) coming out of high school … Two-time all-state honorable mention selection … Chose UK over Florida and Nebraska … Will have three years of eligibility remaining.