Kentucky Wildcats look to Start 1-0 in the SEC with a win at Vanderbilt

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Dec 2, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops spoke with reporters with Athletic director Mitch Barnhart (left) and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto (right) at the Nutter Field House. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not sure if there has ever been a bigger recruiting weekend in the history of Kentucky football. Mark Stoops is going to try and do his best John Calipari impersonation by welcoming in nearly a dozen recruits this weekend for official visits. Among them are four star dual threat quarterback Asiantii Woulard, four star defensive end Jason Hatcher, four star wide receiver Ra’Shaad Samples, three star all purpose back JoJo Kemp, three star corner-back Blake McClain (verbally committed) are all among those coming this weekend.

And if that wasn’t enough, it is rumored that Kentucky may be getting visits from a few other big time names. Four star corner back Mackensie Alexander and brother three star safety Mackenro Mackenzie out of Immokalee Florida may take a visit. Mackenro has offers from Florida State and Rutgers. Mackenzie has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Ohio State and a list of who’s who in college football. He is also an Army All American and the number seven corner in the country.

And to make things even better, four star defensive tackle Deadrin Senat, also out of Immokalee, may be joining the brothers. It was confirmed by his coach Jared Ackley that the 25th best defensive tackle is being recruited by Kentucky and that he may indeed take a visit with the Alexander brothers.

This could be a huge, huge weekend for Kentucky. Stoops and his staff have their work cut out for them, but this is why they came. They came to put Kentucky football on the map. Even if we get just a few of these guys, it will be a huge victory.

*H/T Justin Rowland from CatsIllustrated.com

Dec 29, 2012; Louisville, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari calls out instructions during the second half against the Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville defeated Kentucky 80-77. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

And if all that football recruiting wasn’t enough, 2014 point guard Tyus Jones will be visiting Kentucky this weekend as well. Jones is a five star prospect (what else would he be?) being recruited by the Wildcats, Baylor, Duke, North Carolina and Michigan State among others. Kentucky already has a verbal commitment from 2014′s Karl Towns, Jr.

All of these recruits, football and basketball, should be in attendance at Rupp Arena as Cal and the Cats welcome Texas A&M. It’s time for a beat down.

Dec 2, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops waves to fans before being introduced a the new football coach at the University of Kentucky in the Nutter Field House. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

More recruiting and football news? You got it!

Quarterback Reese Phillips has already enrolled at Kentucky. He is a three star player out of Tennessee. He will be able to participate in winter workouts and spring practice.

Jalen Battle, a two star Joker Phillips commit, has decomitted from Kentucky. We knew things like this would happen, as it always does with a new coaching staff. Also, two star wide receiver Jevonty Smith also decommitted.

Don’t worry, it’s OK that two stars are dropping off. The plus side is that hopefully they will be replaced by three and four star players.

Yesterday Stoops dismissed freshmen defensive backs Marcus Caffee and Johnathan Reed. Both players were dismissed under the vague “violation of team rules” heading. Stoops is cleaning house.

And on a personal note, I want the thank the readers of this site, my blogging parterns, and my twitter followers for having my back the other day in a little tiff with the Cardinal fans. BBN came out in force to defend me and it was awesome.

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