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StevenSoles Jr.

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

High School
Rated as a unanimous three-star recruit by ESPN, On3, 247Sports and Rivals
ESPN listed him as the No. 70 linebacker in the nation and the No. 21 player in Tennessee
Four-year starter at Powell High School under head coach Matt Lowe
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
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
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 in 2023
Chose Kentucky over offers from Alabama, Miami and Tulane

• Born in Knoxville, Tennessee
• Son of Antonia Whitmore and Steven Soles Sr.
• Siblings are Shamiyah Whitmore, Markise Witt Jr., Key’Juan Witt and Shemar Soles
• Major is pre-communication

Steven Says
• He chose Kentucky because of the people and the culture
• After the NFL, his dream job is to be a high school football coach
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he can rap
• Three words to describe him are cool, funny and enthusiastic
• The craziest thing he’s ever done is swim with sharks

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