6’4″ 277 lbs
Southwest Dekalb High School, Decatur, Georgia
Ever year Joker Phillips has been at UK, he’s managed to pull off multiple signing day surprises in which he added a quality player that non one had known he was even recruiting. Joker pulled a real curveball in the case of Damon Sprouse, adding the very talented offensive lineman prospect right before training cam officially opened up.
No one heard a word of who Sprouse was prior to last week’s media day, in which the official fall roster was released, and Sprouses’ name was on the list as a wlak-on. He was a three-star prospect on ESPN, Rivals, and Scout, and also held scholarship offers fromLouisvilleand Southern Miss, and its unknown as to why he wasn’t:
A. Offered a scholarship byKentucky
B. If he has a potential injury that will require a redshirt
C. Why it wasn’t announced earlier this year that a player of this caliber would be joining the roster, since the offseason has been so negative in the eyes of a lot of fans and media, this news would have been refreshing to hear of.
Perhaps these questions will be answered in time, but there’s no question that this is a quality pickup. Sprouse has all the makings of a potential SEC lineman, and with a year or two to develop under Mike Summers, he could find himself earning a scholarship down the road.