Kentucky picked up a late addition for the 2011 class on Thursday. The Wildcats recently offered the 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end and he plans to enroll within a week.
"I did a verbal to Kentucky on Thursday," Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military Academy 2011 defensive end Travaughn Paschal said. "I called Coach Phillips, the head coach and Coach Turner who recruited me.
"They were glad to have me. They were just excited that I committed and that it didn't take me long to make my decision."
So, why Kentucky for Paschal?
"It's a great school, it feels like a family environment there," he said. "I have a few players in mind that played for Kentucky that played with me at Fork Union. They all love it. It's a great place to be, that's the best place for me to be for four years to do what I do.
"One of them just came in this past January and the other is a sophomore and he's second on the depth chart, Donte Rumph. He and I are really cool, he's one of my closest friends there."
Paschal is planning to enroll next week for the second summer session.
"We're getting all that situated now, I plan to go in about a week."
After years of working his way to get a scholarship and get enrolled, Paschal is happy to be done with the process.
"I've been through a lot to where I am now," he said. "My 12th grade year I broke my arm, then I went to Fork Union and my grades weren't so good, I went back to Fork Union and didn't get my score again, then I got my score and coaches have been in contact.
"It's just a relief to have it over with. I'm just looking forward to getting on the field in the SEC and making that impact, killing it in the classroom as well."