Kentucky Football Signing Day: The Day After

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Justin Taylor

 So yesterday was National Signing Day and it didn’t disappoint. Kentucky went into the day with 24 verbal commitments, so there wasn’t a lot in question when the faxes started rolling in. There were 2 late losses and 3 pleasant surprises. These are the young men we will look at today.


DE Daniel Ross – Ross has been on the radar for over a year. The entire time he wanted to play for the Wildcats. Also the entire time there was rampant speculation that he would fail to qualify. It appears that the prophecy came to fruition, Ross appears headed to a Junior College or Prep School. Expect the coaches to keep in touch and try to scoop him up if/when he becomes eligible.

DT Tyrone Pearson- Pearson didn’t always want to be a Wildcat, but after he committed & de-committed 3 times from other schools he chose Kentucky. Once he did that, Pearson was all blue. He promoted the team via social media and expressed his love for UK. He also tried really hard to make the grades to qualify. He was adamant that he would sign.   Unfortunately the Cats couldn’t take the chance on him and he committed to Western Kentucky on NSD. If he fails to qualify in Bowling Green, perhaps he will look to come back to Lexington after attending JUCO.

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