Michael Nesbitt - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 26


  • position Cornerback
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 196
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • High school Boyd Anderson

2018 – r-Freshman

  • Saw action in 10 games with three tackles

2017 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

  • A three-star recruit by all the major recruiting databases
  • ESPN ranks him the 43rd-best cornerback in the state of Florida
  • ESPN scouting report says, “(Nesbitt) is a skilled athlete with upside given his room for continued physical development. Scheme versatile as he plays both safety and corner and is versed in most schemes”
  • Rivals’ Justin Rowland says, “Nesbitt is one of the top corners in Florida. He has a great combination of the right size, ball skills and athleticism and has demonstrated an ability to play press, man coverage. He has faced elite competition and matched up well with some of the state’s top receivers”
  • Coached by Quincy Woods
  • Helped lead Boyd Anderson to a 7-3 record in 2016
  • In eight games played, he had 80 tackles, two forced fumbles, 18 pass breakups and two interceptions, one returned 71 yards for a TD
  • Named second-team All-County
  • Also ran track at Boyd Anderson, competing in the 100m, 200m, long jump, and 4×100-meter relay
  • Picked UK over Louisville, LSU and West Virginia


  • Born in Pompano Beach, Fla.
  • Son of Shirley Wilks
  • Major is community and leadership development

Mike Says

  • His nickname is “Mike”
  • He chose Kentucky because it was a great fit and he liked the style of play and how the coaches could help him get better
  • When he’s not on the field he enjoys playing basketball with friends
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to coach
  • One word to describe him on the field is “energetic”
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