Eli came to Kentucky's recent recruiting camp as a quarterback. He took plenty of snaps, and did plenty of drills with the quarterbacks the last time he came to Lexington.
"I started off pretty shaky because we were actually doing fundamentals work," Brown said of that UK camp. "I've never really sat there and done any footwork or things like that. Basically the beginning of the camp was footwork. Then coach (Neal) Brown coached me up a little bit. We went to the passing drills and it was just like backyard football, just throwing a lot. Once we did the first half (of the camp), the second half of it was second nature."
Rowland reported that most recruits at the camp were impressed with Eli's QB skills, but a few did give him a hard time about it. Eli is willing to do what it takes to help his team, but when asked about becoming a quarterback for good he wasn't eager to go that route.
"No, no, no," he said with a laugh. "I love playing defense. Defense is too exciting to leave for offense."
Eli is coming to Kentucky to play defense, but he did say, that offensive coordinator - Neal Brown, has said that he will teach Eli some tricks of the trade.
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