Lineman Sefo Mailau of Salt Lake City, Utah, has become UK's ninth verbal commitment in the 2005 football recruiting class.
The 300-pound Mailau attended UK linebacker coach Ron McBride's summer camps when McBride was head coach at Utah and said McBride's reputation for helping Polynesian athletes helped get him interested in Kentucky.
Mailau could play offense or defense at Kentucky. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds and bench presses about 350 pounds.
He was also being recruited by Oregon, Utah, Arizona and Arizona State. He made his only official visit when he came to Kentucky when the Wildcats played Georgia.