College football's national signing day is underway and it's been a big day for Kentucky. Kentucky Mr. Football Patrick Towles of Fort Thomas Highlands was the first to send in his papers. The Courier Journal reports Kentucky also got a couple of unexpected signees, former Tennessee commitment Khalid Henderson--a linebacker from Austell, GA and running back Justin Taylor--a former Alabama commitments from North Atlanta.
Western Kentucky got a couple of surprise signees. Kentucky high school football's third all time leading rusher, Anthony Wales of Louisville Central, chose WKU after verbally committing to the University of Louisville. Wales rushed for 8,213 yards in his high school career and led Central to back to back Class 3A titles. The Courier Journal reports following shoulder surgery, Louisville wanted Wales to greyshirt. Wales is the 14th best all purpose back in the nation according to Rivals.com.
Also, Seneca High defensive tackle Tyrone Pearson, who had committed to both Louisville and Kentucky, signed with the Hilltoppers. Pearson is the 5th ranked Kentucky prospect according to Rivals.com.