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Just landed Khalid Thomas...great add to 2013 class.
Heres my wish list update guys.
I think we will wind up getting Maurice Swain as long as we hurry and offer his best pal and prep mate Ricky Frazier. Swain is a 6'6 310 monster that has explosion and quick feet...will be SSDE in 3-4, and can easily slide inside and play DT. Frazier would add depth at a need spot at corner..could possibly be a 1 or 2 year starter or at worst a nickle/3rd CB.
I want Dajuan Drennon something awful...kid plays TE/De and even WR at 6'4 235 and looks to have low 4.5 speed at that size...nice hands, and good pass rush skills..could be a awesome TE..flex Te that can go wide and use his body to fend off smaller Db's. We land him, this class immeadiately gets into historical precedence in terms of UK football singing classes.
I've recently fell in love with DeAngelo Yancey...6'3 204 low 4.5 40" vert...looks 220...long arms, velcro mitts and tough...would be Stevie Johnson redux IMO.....
Ryan Timmons...Please...please...come to your senses and play for UK...dont fall for Ohio St BS like Jutin Green and others who would have been stars at Uk but rarely saw the field in Columbus. Elite speed, amazing athleticism...what else is there to say?cept come to UK!!!
Next..Devon Edwards..a 6'5 240 TE from Columbus...what a snag...OSU is crazy not to offer that kid...blocks like a OT, catches everything...can hold up oneedge like Joker mentioned in his recent Q&A.
I also want D'Andre Wilson and Mykal Moody from the Palmetto State...they are close friends and both are warm on us....Wilson is a ballhawk that play much bigger than his 5'9 175 size...Moody is a Randall Cobb clone..plays QB and WR for his team...physical and tough as nails...plays faster than his 40 time..(low 4.5 High 4.4) never goes down easy, can shake like a hula dancer...both would be excellent adds to an already good class.
WE need LB's...Skai Moore...Jalen Battles prep mate...6'2 210..low 4.5...hits like a hammer and takes good angles and seem to have a feel for the flow of the offense..would be a huge get. I would love to land Mike Mitchell from Plano Texas...6'4 225..ran a 4.45 40 and owns a 40.5 vertical...loks like Baylor..but Cal has offered his kid bro...a 6'8 PG thats rated #1 PG in 2015...Mike could redshirt and have 2 years at Uk with hs bro...Mike is also a good B-Ball player and who knows..If Cal would let him walk on..play some 5 minutes a s a SF...that could help us land a amazingly gifted LB. (I know this is a big reach, so please...lol)
Kyle Meadows...looks like a Darrian Miller clone...6'6 270 OT from West Chester OH...and wrap up the O-line with Ander Bodkin or Austin Droogsma(luv the name)..both Fla O-Line with high ceilings. OR..IF..BIG IF..Hyde talks Hunter Bivin into flipping from Notre Dame...that would be huge.
So..we are now getting close to filling the class...
Darren Dowdell, Stanley Higgins...both TE/LB types...6'4 225 with 4.5 speed...Higgins could even be a great H-Back...a fullback hybrid that lines up all over...either would be a good get.
THe remaining scholly's I would spend on DB's and LB/DE's..with a couple DT's mixed in. Eric Mayes from Fla...I like Ade Aruna...a Nigerian import that at 6'6 230 reprtedly owns a amazing 42"vert and sub 4.5 speed and arms longer than th Florida Panhandle..hes from Alabama and has no offers from the Bama/Auburn LSU types...hes new to football, came to play basketball..again, Cal could help by letting the kid suit up and sit on the bench..get mop up PT and we get a freakish OLB in the 3-4. David Washington would do just nicely at DT..and I think we get him if we still want him. Down to corners..any 6'1 180ish sub 4.45 kid would do...Boaz Joseph..mabye dermontti could flip his nephew Reon dawson..a 6'2 190 4.3 kid that verbaled to Illinois...(payback for Jon Davis would be sweet!!!!)
Let me know what ya guys think...am I crazy...or are we gonna be contenders by the time the 4 team playoff gets here in 2014???
This post was edited by BigBlueDawg12 21 months ago
Skai Moore will end up at Rutgers/Vanderbilt likely before he visits us. Mike Mitchell will end up at Ohio State. Arkansas is the bigger threat for Timmons than OSU. Droogsma will end up at Clemson. Other than that, looks good. There are other good players to add as possibilities, but that sounds like a chore for tomorrow.
Mickey Mitchell does not have a UK offer but Cal really likes him.
Be on the watch for Jeremy Benjamin.
It smells like microwaved homeless people in here.
What about the Alexanders brothers from Fl? Heard one of them is really high on UK, and the other has medium kinda interest, and I think that UK is only school both consider and have offered to per Rivals. Just a thought, they could be the DBs we're looking for, the way UK has been hitting Florida this year.
First off, welcome BGEnforcer.
Second, I do not have access to Rivals, but I have not seen interest from the Alexander twins. I know others have though. It will be interesting to follow.
The higher ranked Alexander has UK in his top 4...and is believed to be signing with one of the schools in his top 4.
His bro has UK listed, but not as high. Although, if the higher ranked one wants to come to UK, it would help getting his bro bigtime.
Wow, that would be sweet. Great looking prospect to play inside on our LB corp...
That is completely reverse of what I expected. lol. The higher ranked brother that can go anywhere has us ranked higher than the one with limited offers. lol
Is he your attorney?
At first, I heard from some boosters from Florida area that follow these kids closely making sure their programs don't lost their top talent to lesser schools in their minds, that the Alexanders are maybe better than they appear. Also heard from a FSU booster (family connections to these people) that UK is scary to go against right now in Florida with them being young, plenty of chances to play right away, SEC, and a more attacking defense than before. Some people honestly think that UK might land both and are a dark horse kind of team that could land both, but nothing is guaranteed in recruiting.
Thanks for the correction Chris....I thought I saw a rivals article claiming Cal offered Mickey...a 6'8? PG....why not go ahead and offer the kid and help our football team by letting some of the more talented 2 way kids sit bench...get mop up minutes and a national title in B-Ball? Other schools openly use the 2 way deal to seal the "deal". But hey, lets face it..Mike is gonna go Baylor or OSU. Dont these kids realize the SEC is the NFL's feeder program? I mean..you put UK, Vandy, MIss ST in the Big Ten..theyd win once every four years or more IMO. Too much speed down south..
Alright, here it goes.
CB Blake McClain
DE Alvonte Bell
DT Jacob Hyde
K Austin MacGinnis
OG Ramsey Meyers
OT Justin Day
OT Jake Boynton
QB Reese Phillips
RB Khalid Thomas
S Jalen Battle
Total = 10 (Projected 21)
CB Boaz Joseph/Reon Dawson
CB Mackensie Alexander/Jaleel Hychyte/Keith Watkins
DE Dajaun Drennon
DE Maurice Swain/Nate Crawford
DT Jay Woods/David Washington
LB Shaun McGee/James Clark/Jeremy Benjamin
OT Kyle Meadows/Ander Bodkin
S Mackenro Alexander
TE Darren Dowdell/Devon Edwards/Shaq Johnson/Kyle Chung/Aaron Batten
WR Ryan Timmons
WR DeAngelo Yancey
21 seems a little high, but as you get started, you start thinking, "well I want this guy and I want that guy" so the list kept expanding. I would say 21 is the absolute most though. I only included guys that I think we have a shot at. They are in order of preference from left to right.
I doubt Cal ever has a two way guy. He teaches so much from the team standpoint and building relationships within that team that a kid not showing up until after Christmas would have to be very special, or just a huge need, for him to make allowances IMHO.
I doubt he ever takes a guy just to help the football team, especially one that would be such an outside shot as Mike Mitchell.
Looks like DT/DE Maurice Swain has cooled on UK. Appears as if South Florida is leading with Indiana (just visited) making a major push.
Couple of things that can't be justified, EVER
1. Losing a kid to a Big East program (unless it's his hometown school)
2. Losing a kid to Indiana (regardless of where he's from).
Hate to hear that, but you never know the exact reason for cooling or naming another leader. Could be from the kid's perspective, could be from the coaches' perspective.
For me, recruiting will be what it will be. Something that we shouldn't celebrate or decry until a couple of years have gone by and we see who is contributing and at what sort of level.
Haven't they both offered the teammate that he wants to play with as well?
Your wish list is almost identical to mine WD22. Like it all..and I do so want to flip Reon Dawson..not only for his 6'2 190 4.3 bio but for some payback for Jon Davis last year. Please Dermontii..talk to your young cuz and help your ol alma mater out!! I see you've fell in love with Yancey as I have...I mean..kid just looks like a NFL wr right now...we need those types at wideout bad.!!!
Luv It WD22...keep it comin bro!
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