NAME: Mikel Horton
SCHOOL: Lakota West High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2014
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Earning scholarship to UK
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'-225 lbs.
RESIDENCE: West Chester
PARENTS: Donty & Mimi Horton
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My parents and team."
FUTURE GOAL: Graduate from college
At 6'-225 lbs. Lakota West senior Mikel Horton is one of the top power runners in the area and is a 4-year varsity starter. His junior year, Mikel ran for 1,006 yards with 13 touchdowns, including a big game vs. LaSalle when he rambled for 240 yards and 2 TDs. Mikel earned numerous honors last season, including being named 1st team Greater Miami Conference, honorable mention all-city (Enquirer) and honorable mention all-Southwest Ohio District.
He has committed to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Jan. 5 in Anaheim, California and was also nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Highly recruited, Mikel has committed to play football next year at the University of Kentucky. He also competed in track & field for the Firebirds.
Mikel's favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Adrian Peterson, favorite book is I Am Third and favorite movie is Remember the Titans.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Mikel is an extremely quick athlete for his size and has outstanding hands. He also takes a lot of pride in blocking, which is rare for a running back. He is a very strong young man and can go as far as he wants to in the game of football."
— Larry Cox, Football Coach
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