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Junior college help on the way for Kentucky

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Two names you didn't hear out of the Kentucky camp this spring that you may in the fall are those of defensive end DeQuin Evans and receiver Chris Matthews.

They were teammates at Los Angeles Harbor Community College and will be on campus in June to begin summer school classes and voluntary workouts with the rest of the Wildcats.

The Kentucky coaches hope the 6-foot-3, 265-pound Evans can be an immediate contributor at end. Another junior college transfer, Mark Crawford, made big strides this spring toward replacing Myron Pryor at tackle, but Crawford had the benefit of spring practice.

Evans will have to learn on the fly. He showcased his ability as an athletic pass-rusher in junior college, but didn't play much football in the two years prior to that. He took a year off from school after high school and worked, and he transferred during his senior year of high school, thus playing only half the season.

Evans narrowed it down to Kentucky and Louisville and also visited Kansas and Oregon.

The 6-3, 210-pound Matthews, one of the country's top junior college receiver prospects last year, will get a chance to show what he can do right away. The Wildcats need more pop in their passing game, and Matthews has been consistently clocked under 4.5 in the 40-yard dash.