It has been a little more than a week since Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen Catholic cornerback E.J. May committed to Kentucky but the senior defensive back is still excited about his decision.
At 5-foot-11 and 175-pounds, May has been clocked at 4.47 seconds in the 40-yard dash and bench presses 285 pounds, making him one of the stronger cornerback prospects in the region.
On the season he has recorded 60 tackles and four interceptions, and he blanketed fellow Kentucky commit Rashad Cunningham of Davidson High School earlier in the year, getting the best of that matchup for four quarters. He also recorded an interception in that game.
Why did May commit to the Wildcats?
"I'm committed to Kentucky because they don't have that many defensive backs and I think I can go there and play early," May told Rivals.com.
"When I went up there to visit I felt like it was the right place and I felt like I was at home. Also, I have family that lives in Kentucky."
May visited Kentucky twice over the summer to camp at UK and he was in Lexington on October 9 for their game against Auburn, a 37-34 loss.
"It went very well," he said. "All the coaches showed me a lot of attention and showed me they want me at Kentucky."
May's relationship with one of the Wildcats' newest coaches is another reason why he plans on signing with UK.
"Coach Tee Martin recruited me and we're very close," he said, referring to the UK assistant that is from the Mobile area. "Plus, me and the defensive backs coach are very close as well."
May's commitment to Kentucky more than a week ago made him the Wildcats No. 20 commitment in the Class of 2011.