Kentucky Football Signs Stellar Running Back Jamarion Wilcox

Kentucky Football Signs Stellar Running Back Jamarion Wilcox

by UK Athletics Communications

Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops has announced the signing of prep star Jamarion Wilcox (juh-MAR-ee-on) out of South Paulding High School in Douglasville, Georgia, to a National Letter of Intent. 

 Wilcox, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back, is set to join the Wildcats this fall after putting up eye-popping numbers at South Paulding as senior. He totaled 2,382 all-purpose yards, had 229 rushes for 2,059 rushing yards and scored 30 total touchdowns in 12 games as a senior. He finished his career with 4,119 yards rushing and 58 total scores. 


“We are very excited to sign Jamarion,” Stoops said. “He has the speed, strength and acceleration to make a big impact in this league. He’s a home-run back.” 

 More on Wilcox: 

 Considered a four-star prospect and ranked as the No. 9 running back nationally and No. 8 player in Georgia by … Moved to Georgia from Ohio as a sophomore in 2020 … Coached by Jason Nash and Sumo Robinson at South Paulding High School …  Earned Region 5-6A Offensive Player of the Year honorsLed the Spartans to an 8-4 overall record and a second-round appearance in the 6A State playoffs … Named RB Most Valuable Player of the Under Armour All-America Camp in Atlanta in February of 2022 … Had 202 rushes for 1,542 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior … Also had 14 catches for 235 yards and two scores … Named Georgia Elite Classic MVP as a sophomore … Also played outside linebacker and strong safety for the Spartans … An all-around athlete who also wrestles … Qualified for Georgia’s 6A tournament as a sophomore in the 182-pound weight class … Chose Kentucky over Auburn, Clemson and Ohio State. 

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