2016 Kentucky Football Signee - Dakota Holtzclaw
Dakota Holtzclaw, Wide Receiver, 6-7, 215, Fr.-HS, Columbus, Ohio (Worthington Kilbourne) – A three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services … Totaled 28 catches for 421 yards and a touchdown as a senior for Worthington Kilbourne … Had five catches for 141 yards and a TD in a week-four win … All-Central District Division II special mention as a senior, helping lead his team to an 11-2 overall record ... Coached by Vince Trombetti ... Three-star prospect by 247sports.com, which ranks him as the 39th best tight end in the nation and the 31st best prospect in Ohio … Ranked by Rivals as a three-star prospect and the 37th best player in the state … A three-star prospect by ESPN.com, ranking No. 20 among tight ends and 22nd in the state of Ohio … Tabbed by Scout.com as the 29th best tight end and the fifth-best tight end in Ohio … Scout.com says, “He has the ability to run by people, or go up and over defensive backs to get the football at its highest point. He should eventually be a first-down machine, and of course an excellent red zone target.” … Chose UK over Indiana, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Duke and Ohio.
Personal: Born in Columbus, Ohio ... Son of Ray and Sharmin Holtzclaw … Major is undecided.
Coach Stoops on Holtzclaw: “Dakota has great size and speed. We saw him run track last spring and he ran sub-11.0 in the 100 meters several times. He’s a 6-7 receiver who gives us another big target on the outside. He has great hands and a large catch radius. We think he has the ability to develop into a really good receiver in our system.”