Mike Dyer reports:
Former Lakota West RB Mikel Horton, who recently enrolled early at the University of Kentucky, was able to meet with former NFL star Herschel Walker on Thursday during the practice week leading up to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
Lakota West coach Larry Cox tweeted a photo of Horton, Walker and himself. Cox, who is an assistant with the East squad, is coaching Walker’s nephew, tight end Milan Richard, who is a Clemson commit and played high school football in Savannah. Walker gave some good advice to Horton, Cox said.
“It’s been neat,” Cox said.
Horton told The Enquirer he was able to visit Universal Studios and a Los Angeles Clippers game this week. The trip to California was Horton’s first trip on a plane and it’s been a memorable experience.
Cox said Horton is in competition with two or three other running backs to see who gets to start Sunday’s game which is live on Fox Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET.
“I’m loving it,” Horton told The Enquirer. “My East teammates have bonded so well together. …Everyone here is like brothers. It’s cool to have coach Cox here.”
Horton, who is 6 feet 1 and 225 pounds, says he reports to Lexington on Monday and will begin classes Jan. 14.
The senior was first-team all-state and first-team all-district this past season for the Firebirds (9-2), which hosted the school’s first home football playoff game. He rushed for 1,203 yards and 13 touchdowns.