Well it’s late January, and Kentucky fans are still talking about football. It’s amazing the energy that Mark Stoops and company have brought back to the Kentucky football program that was at an all time low. Stoop started with a bang when he brought in his first committment who was Steve Borden, a JUCO TE who had offers from Texas Tech among others. Then maybe the biggest suprise came about 5 hours later when Za’Darius Smith decided to shock the world and sign with Kentucky. Smith is the #1 DE in the JUCO ranks so it was a huge deal to get him to commit without even taking a visit to Lexington.
Stoops and staff haven’t slowed down any, and I got a chance to speak with one of the newest committments. Kyle Meadows from West Chester, Ohio gave his verbal to the Cats on January 12th, and is expected to sign with the Kentucky on national signing day. Here is what he had to say about stoops, his vision for the program, and a message for the Big Blue Nation.
WBN: What about Kentucky set them apart from the other schools that were recruiting you?
Meadows: I can honestly say that I can see myself being apart of Kentucky, and playing for them.
WBN: How much did the hiring of Coach Stoops play into your decision, and were you even considering Kentucky before he was hired as head coach?
Meadows: Not that much, it’s just a plus because a new staff means that new things will happen.
WBN: Who on the new staff have you built the best relationship with?
Meadows: Coach Schlarman and Coach Morrow.
WBN: Do you know about the Louisville and Kentucky rivalry? I know Louisville was on your radar for schools, so I know they aren’t happy with you picking Kentucky?
Meadows: Yeah I know about it, and they were disappointed.
WBN: Where do see Kentucky as a program before your time here is up?
Meadows: I see Kentucky at the top of the SEC, and it may take time but we will get there.
WBN: What is one thing you would like to say to the Big Blue Nation upon your arrival on campus?
Meadows: BBN get ready, you’re going to see how we get it done in Ohio football!!!
Kyle Meadows was a big get for the staff, because of the holes that are in the offensive line. Meadows picked Kentucky over offers from Florida State, Louisville, Illinois, and Michigan State.