In a perfect world, Ryan Ratliff would have signed his NCAA national letter-of-intent in blue ink. It would have matched his blood.
And last Wednesday, the Anderson County high jumper officially became a Kentucky Wildcat in a signing ceremony at the high school, inking with the school that has had his heart ever since he was old enough to know the difference between a three-pointer and a slam dunk.
“UK has always been my favorite school,” Ratliff said. “Once I got the green light from UK, I was set on that.”