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It'd be easy to get disheartened to have the best class in UKs history and still finish at or near the bottom of the league, but, keep in mind, in the past, we were ranked in the 40s,50s, or 60s and way, way, way behind what the rest of the conference was doing.. Being that the recruiting game isn't an exact science, you can basically say we are right there with UT, Vandy, Miss St, Ark, Mizzou and SCar and then it basically comes down to coaching them up, good fits for the system, filling needs, character, etc.. I feel that UK filled there needs, are good fits and high character kids and the best thing is, all the teams that we're relatively even with, we play 5 of those every year, so, you'd have to think that the results will also improve and what we traditionally call an upset, won't be so much of one, going forward.. Another couple of good classes thrown in there with an elite QB like Barker and I can honestly see UK being in the hunt for an SEC East title in the near future..
It's a really good first step. No more, no less, but the fact that Stoops was able to take that big of a step immediatly, in such a short period of time gives me great hope for the future!
Really not a big difference in our class and say a Vandy's or Arkansas'. The only thing we have going for us is our OH connect. The Cats have the potential to make a power move in the next few years.
Yep Ohio and then the best kids in Ky are on notice now. No longer will they be getting away. They just needed a reason to come play for their home school. Stoops will be giving them that reason. He got Hatcher and Timmons this year. Necarius Fant will be next and I hope we can pull the Madison Central RB. I think we'll have a chance in the end. There will be other players that pop up too. But Ohio is definitely where we can seperate ourselves. We'll always get some good kids out of Florida as well. Barker IMO is the key to the '14 class. I hope we get Barker, Hendrix, Fant, Horton, and Pugh to get things kicked off.
I think the fans are going to be very pleased with the results of next years team regardless of the # of wins we get. The style of offense and a healthy QB corps will make watching the Cats fun. The defense will be better right off the bat so if you combine those 2 things the outcome of each game may be in doubt and thats where the fun is.
Agree..may be low in the SEC//but when has UK ever hauled in 4 or 5 4 star kids in 1 class?? Just yesterday!! Think there are some big time sleepers in this class. GIve Stoops untill 2014 to start judging his recruiting..give this staff a full year..you will be amazed..UK already in on dozens of 4* kids.
This class is less than 2percentage points less than 8th in the SEC. Not to bad
Try 8 4 star kids on one site or another.
Coach Stoops and DJ Eliott will pull in high classes.
They just need time, as this year they had less than two months.
What they did was incredible.
I'm an FSU fan, but want them to succeed.
Really looking forward to see what they can do with a full year to recruit.
I love our recruiting class but I didn't think it was even close to Miss State's or South Carolina's class. UT and Vandy we were close to, and Mizzou and Ark we are even with. Give this staff time and we will have between 20-30 ranked class each and every year.
Huh? If we land lawson and hearns we'll likely be ahead of UT, Miss. State and arky. We'll be right on the heels of vandy and within one or two spots of south carolina...
There are no guarantees that we will land Hearns or Lawson. As of today, we about 34th average from the top 3 sites. ESPN, 24/7, and rivals all have Miss state and USC ranked ahead of us. USC has 17th, Miss State 25th, UK 36th on ESPN. On rivals USC 16th, Miss St 25th, UK 28th. On Catspause we are 36th, USC 21st, Miss State 24th. Again, give Stoops and company a full year and it will be scary how good the recruiting classes will be.
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