Kentucky still waiting on Rumph’s eligibility

The University of Kentucky is still waiting to see if defensive line signee Donte Rumph will be eligible to play as a freshman in the fall.  The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Rumph originally signed with UK in February 2008 but instead enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy before resigning with the Cats in 2009.

UK Coach Rich Brooks said this week that Rumph still has a class to complete at Fork Union and is awaiting the results of his latest standardized test scores.

“It’s a situation where we’re just going to have to wait and see,” Brooks said.

Rumph, a three-star recruit, would likely challenge for immediate playing time at defensive end. The Wildcats don’t have any experience at the position after senior-to-be Jeremy Jarmon was ruled ineligible by the NCAA after testing positive for a banned substance.

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