For most of his life as a football player, Nashville (Tenn.) East Nashville Magnet athlete Isiah Upton has been a quarterback. But thanks to a recent transition to defensive back, he's seen his first major recruiting interest, including an offer from Kentucky.
"For my first offer to be from an SEC school, that's big," Upton said. "I was really excited about that one."
Upton has only been working out as a defensive back for a few months, but the Kentucky coaches see enough potential upside that they believe he can develop down the line.
"They told me they really like the way I move my hips on film," he said. "They think I can be a big cornerback and that's what they're looking for."
He picked up the offer while on campus in Lexington for the Wildcats spring game and said he was impressed with what he saw on campus.
"It was really nice," he said. "I just love the atmosphere around the city. They have a lot of new stuff they're building so their facilities are nice, too."
Other schools recently in contact with Upton include, Purdue, Ole Miss and Northwestern, with the Boilermakers showing the most serious interest.
"I think Purdue will be the next school to offer," Upton said. "I talked to them the other day and they're really interested and I'm interested in them, too. I don't know too much about the program but they want to get me up there for a visit soon."