|14 Dorian Hendrix
Graduated a semester early from high school and enrolled at Kentucky in January ... Stationed at middle linebacker and began learning the system during spring practice ... Made three tackles, including a tackle for loss, in the Blue/White Spring Game.
High School: The first commitment of Kentucky's 2014 signing class ... Two-year All-Southwest Ohio linebacker at Wayne HS in Huber Heights, Ohio ... Helped lead Wayne to an 11-2 record and a berth in the Division I (largest classification) state quarterfinals as a senior ... Made 126 tackles as a senior, with three quarterback sacks, two fumbles caused and two blocked kicks ... Totaled approximately 125 tackles as a junior ... Earned first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference honors both years ... Four-year letterman and three-year starter ... The nation's No. 26 inside linebacker according to Rivals.com ... Rated No. 15 at the Best of the Midwest combine ... Coached by Jay Minton ... "It takes a special player to play in the SEC and he has that ability," Minton said. "He is explosive to the football and has awareness of the game. He has great character and leadership. He's a competitor." ... Also involved with track and field and basketball ... Ran the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays and was an all-conference performer in the shot put ... President of the junior class and member of the student council ... Honor-roll student ... Received the Rotary Club Scholastic Achievement Award ... Also considered Illinois and Indiana, and was receiving significant interest from numerous other schools, but decided to commit early and go with UK.
Personal: Born in Dayton, Ohio ... Son of Devonna Hendrix and Darryl Brooks ... Major is political science.
Dorian Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: becoming a lawyer and going into politics ... I couldn't live without my: family ... If I could witness any event, past, present or future, it would be: seeing Jimmy Hendrix perform ... My favorite part of game day is: the excitement before the game ... Something people might not know about me is: I meditate every day.