Chuck Hamwright, a hard-hitting safety from Highland, has made an oral commitment to the University of Kentucky.
Hamwright, who is 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, also played running back at Highland, but he projects as a strong safety in college. He visited Kentucky over the weekend and made his decision Monday, Highland coach Larry Ziemba said.
``I really liked the family atmosophere down there,'' Hamwright said. ``Plus, they do a great job helping their players get jobs who aren't going to be playing pro football. I liked the idea of playing in the [Southeastern Conference]. If you can play there, you have a chance to play in the big time.''