Willie Cauley-Stein, 7-footer, outgrew football dreams

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

The most intriguing college football prospect in the country is on the University of Kentucky campus right now.  Of course, he is playing basketball.  Throughout this pre-season, John Calipari has talked up the potential and athleticism of 7-foot freshman big man Willie Cauley-Stein.  Amazingly for one so tall, Cauley-Stein at this time last year was a wide receiver tearing up the highest classification (6A) of Kansas high school football for Olathe Northwest High School.  “He was the number one receiver in Kansas,” Olathe Northwest football coach Todd Dain said Thursday. “No other receiver in the state had the year he had.”


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