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Steven Soles Jr. - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics

StevenSoles Jr.

  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 220
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Powell, Tenn.
  • High school Powell

Rated as a unanimous three-star recruit by ESPN, On3, 247Sports and Rivals … ESPN has him as the No. 70 linebacker in the nation and the No. 21 player in Tennessee … Recorded 66 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks (-23 yards) and 38 quarterback hurries, all of which were team highs, as a senior in 2023 … He also added four pass deflections, one interception returned for 38 yards, one fumble recovery, one blocked punt and one blocked field goal … Helped his team to a 9-4 record and an appearance in the Tennessee Division I Class 5A quarterfinals … That season, named the Class 5A Region 2 Most Valuable Player, The Knoxville Focus and Coaches Poll Player of the Year and a semifinalist for Class 5A Mr. Football … Played at Powell High School under head coach Matt Lowe … Chose Kentucky over offers from Alabama, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, USC, Miami, South Carolina and Missouri. 

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