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With the commitment of Za'Darius Smith, UK team ranking has jumped over 10 places. I fully expect this class to be <40 before all is said and done.
Southern Cal has 16 commitments. All are 5 or 4* recruits...
That is just crazy to think about. Kentucky has 16 commitments/signees as well. One four star...
Yep - that's what we aspire to but we have a ways to go yet.
I suspect we'll sign another 2 or 3 4 stars and will updgrade several of our 3 stars. I see us in the top 30 before we're finished.
We will never get there. Not a knock on the program, just the facts. It's hard not having a strong home recruiting ground. Southern Cal almost has a monopoly on the state of California's football recruits. Stanford takes some, Notre Dame seems to take a few, Oregon takes some, Cal takes a few, but when you think about it....that's nothing.
And a coach that couldn't coach his way out of a brown paper bag.
Would be an amazing turnaround to say the least.
I got down voted for pointing out that Southern Cal has 16 recruits rated 4* or better? Lol. I'm sorry...?
It's OK Josh,,,,,just gave you my last +1 for the day. I had a rough day too
That's ok , Josh!!! I've got your back!!! +1
Your last +1? You've been busy today.
Yeah.....UK football got me pumped up.......saw my first UK football game at Auburn, Alabama in about 1962.
Have seen a bunch of disappointing seasons BUT do believe the right group are in the pilots' seats now.
Like on the movie "Open Range" when the livery stable owner (aka "Old Timer"), during the big shootout told "Boss" (Robert Duvall) and Charley Waite (Kevin Costner) as to why he missed a shot with his rifle....."That Cuban cigar got me riled up"
This post was edited by dkennedymd 16 months ago
Haha. That is a very fitting quote.
That is what people say about our basketball recruiting when we get all the 5 star Kids, "that is just crazy"
Now, with these two on board, who will be next? Peterson maybe...or Timmons?
Or possibly another Juco player?
josh, you need to resign immediately!!! or have someone kick your behind--- HARD! uk can, i repeat CAN get it done and compete and win some on the highest level. it just takes support from admin., $, fans, and especially support for the Coaches in terms of salary, perks, and a commitment to do what they say they need and support for the players in terms of player ammenities, living conditions, training conditions, practice conditions and every way. We need to do something for the players that gives uk the chance to say, "we have this for you and no one can say they have better".we CAN do this.
HA HA. I'm not sure why you pointed it out in this thread. I would have never down voted you for it just saying. Of course USC has 16 4 and 5 star recruits. Whats the point? Haven't they been doing that for the past 10+ years. We just signed a nice JUCO DE and a really nice TE that helped our class a ton. This staff is already proving its worth and it isn't even complete.
LOL pretty funny stuff Josh, with all the hard work and updates you have given us I'd never think someone would down vote you. Tough crowd
1. I guess I don't follow Southern Cal recruiting close enough.
2. Pointing something out about another team doesn't mean the guys we signed are junk...
3. Saying UK will never recruit to the level Southern Cal is is not a knock on the Kentucky program nor does it mean that Kentucky can not compete with them on the football field. Southern Cal is just in an enviable position. Kentucky isn't California, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Georgia or even Pennsylvania as far as producing talented football players annually.
Drink the kool aid, but don't spike it.
Now back on track, 60 to 30 is a big jump this late in the game. It's possible but 40 is definitely reasonable.
I'm double fistin' the kool aid today. We just signed a DE that we would have no chance at a mere couple of weeks ago.
All your points are correct.
And I do think around 40 is reasonable as well. Who knows though at this point. Gotta lot of guys out there that are starting to take notice. I'd expect it won't pay off entirely in this class but this class will give us a glimpse into the classes we can look forward to in the years to come. Maybe just maybe we can break into the top 25. I mean Brooks and Co. signed a couple top 30-35 classes with only half the staff out on the recruiting trail. That was after having some success on the field but the point remains.
I told you guys Josh..LoL..I was getting downvotes..called crazy..Prez of the SSP! I only said 3 to 4 4 star kids...looking like we could land 6 or more now huh? How great is this? Love it. Z'Darius Smith is the 1st of many!! Borden is a steal too. I was predicting 35th-36th class. Next year we will have a shot at a top 20 type class!! How insane is that?
Well..be sure to keep us informed Josh..keep on keeping on my friend. Love all the great scoops on recruiting you bring us here!!
Agree with this ^^^
Listen to Josh guys. UK is behind the 8 ball when it comes to recruiting..we HAVE TO go outside our borders to fill our roster. Stoops and company will get UK great talent..he could have some top 20 classes..mabye even a top 12 class once every 5 or 6 years..or mabye never. If he can keep in the top 25..we will be fine. Nowadays..the difference in the #1 player and the #25 isnt a huge difference..and as we all know..some kids that are no star or 2 star play better than the 5 star kids...(Cobb,Trevathan,Woodyard,Lindley,Kelley,ect ect)
USC can pick and choose..Bama too. UK will never be like USC or Bama in recruiting..USC owns thier state..which is arguably the best recruiting state behind Florida..(Cal,Texas,Ga would be after the Sunshine state, imo).
Lets just be happy with what we get here. Super super nice to land a 4 star DE of Smiths ability. WE are in on a ton of big time kids..kids that wouldnt have let UK in the door 2 months ago!! I think Uk lands a 35th to 40th rated class..a lot better than 70..we may even break the 20's..25th-28th..this is best possible senario..but possible now. If we land a MacKenzie Alexander, Courtney Love, Ryan Timmons, a couple of the TTU verbals..this class could wind up a stellar 1st class for Coach Stoops..
Welcome to my world on a very temporary basis at least. You should have never been down voted for saying what you did, I dont see the problem from any angle that deserves a down vote for your post and I too will give you a +1
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