2016 Kentucky Football Signee - Asim "A.J." Rose

Asim “A.J.” Rose, Running Back, 6-1, 200, Fr.-HS, Cleveland, Ohio (Garfield Heights) – A 3-star, versatile athlete who is rated the No. 34 athlete in Ohio by 247sports ... Stepped in for an injured teammate at quarterback and passed for 616 yards and 10 touchdowns, while running 94 times for 770 yards and 12 scores  ... Earned an invitation to the 2016 Ohio High Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic ... Named to the Northeast Ohio Conference All-Lake Division first team as a junior after leading his team to a conference championship and a Division II playoff appearance ... Coached by Chuck Reisland who said “He’s got tremendous size and he’s going to get bigger. He runs track and played basketball. He’s just a very talented player and a great athlete” ... Has been involved with the Boy Scouts for 13 years, earning his Eagle Scout in 2014 ...  Picked UK over Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota.

Coach Stoops on Rose: “A.J. is another big-time athlete with the ability to play many positions. He will compete for major playing time at running back this season because he has great size and breakaway ability.”