National Signing Day is here my friends! Many young men are deciding where they will be attending college for the next 4-5 years, and which programs will see their future success or failure hinge on the ink used to sign their letter-of-intents. And we at the Wildcat Blue Blog are proud to say that we will have you covered all day with the latest in football signing updates!
We’ll keep you updated here regarding all of the latest news of UK signings, as we’ll as where other targets end up. We’ll also be covering commitments from all around the SEC, and anyone UK is slated to play in 2013. That means you too Louisville!
Head coach Mark Stoops has wasted no time in getting the fanbase fired up, and there may have never been as much excitement in a National Signing Day in the history of Kentucky football:
#BBN Let’s get ready for a BIG DAY…no better sound than the beeping of the fax!
— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) February 6, 2013
Here’s the latest signing schedule of every UK commitment
8:00 – Blake McClain, Austin MacGinnis
8:15 – Jaleel Hytchye
8:30 – Jacob Hyde
9:00 – Nick Haynes
9:30 – Khalid Thomas, Alvonte Bell
10:00 – Nate Willis
10:30 – Jeff Badet
11:00 – JoJo Kemp
11:30 – Justin Day
12:30 – Regie Meant
1:00 – Ramsey Meyers
3:00 – Jason Hatcher
Well that’s gonna wrap this live blog up folks. Jason is covering the press conference and will recap that later. It’s been great!
Stoops says he expects this class to grow. Tevin Lawson and James Hearns come on down
Will be really interesting to find out when Hatcher decided
Let a few UK signees know that Hatcher had signed with Kentucky. Responses I got “I know lol” and “We need James Hearns.”
Stoops: “I’d like to thank the BBN. I think our recruits felt their presence.”
You can watch Stoops signing day press conference here:
Stoops says “Excuse me one second,” grabs a pennant with Jason Hatcher on it, puts it on wall. “Makes the room look better.”
UK just kicked the door down at Trinity. Reggie Bonnafon, is on notice
A new era
Its a new day at Kentucky
Kyle and I heard this a month ago and couldn’t believe. Now it happened
Wow, a day to remember
Hatcher chooses Kentucky and the crowd erupts. Epic signing Day
Wildcats for Hatcher!!!
Wearing blue and white
Hatcher to the table
Dalyn Dawkins signing his Purdue papers. Thought he could have been a late UK addition but with 2 RBs they didnt have room
This is the stream Im having success with http://www.courier-journal.com/livestream/article/99999999/MOGULUS01/307240002
Think this says it all
New CBs Coach Derrick Ansley:
Just wait!!! #Pick-6
Jason Hatcher wearing some blue and white when he walks in the room
I’ve got 3 Hatcher feeds open, one of them has to work
Congrats to Mark Stoops and UK….Chance to finish in the top 25 in his first recruiting class as a head coach!!!
I don’t see good players picking somewhere over Bama because of playing time
I wont say anything more about Louisville because this thread is to celebrate our guys and coaches, but UL fans are delusional morons
Card fans saying recruits picking other schools over them due to “playing time”
Thanks Darren. I will be tuned in.
Oh yeah. Here it is: http://catholicsportsnet.com/louisville
Is Hatcher’s announcement online anywhere?
Saw a guy saying the real winners from Stoops hiring at UK are mAC schools, because we aren’t stealing their commits any more
I can’t wait to see that when work is over. And good for ESPN.
Hehe I couldnt help myself. Check this out
Haha they actually talked about Louisville not seeing a surge on ESPN a couple minutes ago
Good. That’s two players (the LB from Florida as well) that scoffed at the Sugar Bowl surge
Louisville loses 4* LB Jermaine Grace to Miami, Cards were pretty confident about signing him
Kieth Bryant and Woulard both went elsewhere. But its still important to have that UK logo on the table when they announce on ESPN
If Kentucky signs both Jason Hatcher and Tevin Lawson this week, they will have a coveted Top 25 class
Something about Hugh Freeze rubs me the wrong way.
Keith Bryant shocks third world counties with his announcement. The world with an Internet connection had him going to FSU. Haha
I signed my LOI 5 yrs ago to attend the University of Kentucky. One of the best decisions I made in my life #GoBigBlue #bbn #CATS
They can but if he is a minor he can’t sign without his guardian
Don’t Florida people act get cold in anything under 80?
lol can’t they just give Collins another LOI form?
It’s 70 degrees here today. Why is JoJO wearing that hat and sweatshirt?
And Alex Collins’ mother is still at large
Keith Bryant chooses Florida State
ESPN is very confusing.
That was Dallas Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher, probly wondering why he is trending on Twitter
Is it official for Hatcher?
Do you guys know how ESPN figures their ranking? They have us with more 4 stars than Rivals but I say ESPN had us 14th in the SEC. Are they just making our low 3 star guys 2 stars
Congrats to @ROCK_NATION_6 the next upcoming Jason Hatcher literally… Signed with Kentucky.
But hey, maybe he will learn to make gator jerky
Jimbo calls his own plays, even if Sanders were promoted, he won’t really be in charge. Thats why Coley left
I’m sure Seminole fans are breathing a sigh of relief if that holds true for the long haul
Kieth Bryant announces soon, probly not UK. Late signings would probably come next week, I think Hatcher is it today
Sanders won’t be an OC in Tallhassee.
Drew Barker, 2014 QB from Conner, has added an offer from Vanderbilt, his 12th
A jerk making jerky. How fitting. I wonder if he is bringing his “a rocket scientist couldn’t figure it out” offensive scheme to FSU?
Any late day surprises that might be in store besides Hatcher?
ESPN talking about FSU coaches War Room snacking on Randy Sanders home-made deer jerky…had to chuckle
Are you talking about Jatt Mones?
Of course here at WBN, we have always cared about signing day, regardless of site traffic *cough cough*
Can’t wait to see Hatcher pick up the UK hat over the USC and UofL hat.
Chad Scott accidentally mentions Jason Hatcher as big in-state recruit new staff successfully recruited. Backtracks. “I mean Ryan Timmons.”
Im a little dissapointed that we don’t have any comments from readers. On the other hand it did take me forever to scroll through all of this to check the comment section. Lot of content today
UK doesn’t think they are done. I don’t either. Hatcher!
Make sure you stay tuned to Twitter and UKathletics.com for coverage this afternoon of any possible additional signees and Coach Stoops’ presser at 3:20 p.m.
New #Kentucky OL Kyle Meadows decked out with UK hat at GMC signing day event
The facilities have gotten a whole lot better since I was here. When I left, I had never been to the coaches office. When I come back here and see all the coaches offices, you can tell they’ve definitely upgraded. Now, with the renovation approved, we can make them even better than what they are.
KENTUCKY FANS: ESPN analysts “College football is a Junior & Senior sport. It’s a grown man sport. You win with some freshmen sprinkled in. But you have to have a strong junior and senior class to have a chance to win”
Sounds like DJ Warren will still have a place here if he can run routes.
We will. We’ll use that fullback position particularly in short yardage and goal line situations. Ideally, we’d like a versatile guy that can block and catch the ball out of the backfield. We’re going to play a lot in the pistol and it brings a little bit more to have a guy that can do more than just block.
I think Jo Jo has a diverse skill set. He has great size, break away speed. He can make you miss. He’s able to break tackles and catch the ball well out of the backfield. He can pick up the blitz and has huge play-making ability, which is huge. In this league, the line of scrimmage is where the magic, so he has the abiliity to be that kind of eraser where he has the ability if someone whiffs on the block, he can shake the defender and make something positive happen.
I think Raymond Sanders has a pretty unique skill set. He fits well in this offense. He had a productive season last year. I really like what Jonathan George brings to the table. He’s more of a downhill guy that can help us particularly in short yardage and goal line situation. Even with him, he’s shown the ability to break tackles in the open field which is something that needs to be instrumental in his game.
But could also mean the coaches know what’s coming @ 3. They did move Stoops press conference to 320. Only logical reason
Then Scott makes a boo-boo and says the Cats got Jason Hatcher, hopefully they have the LOI faxed and just keeping it quiet til he announces. Otherwise could be a minor violation
Haha, just tell me where you guys tailgate and I will meet you there.
Chad Scott talking about Kentucky’s recruiting attitude that they won’t back down from from anybody
Dick Gabriel turning negative while interviewing Chad Scott
Sounds great James. But Im not in charge of organization this time.
BTW, our plans for the Spring Game are on and rolling. Monster Mash from the site is coming with me as well as my parents. My dad is like Kyle and Darren when it comes to UK football. He is football first, basketball second. The Spring Game should be a great time and we get to see all of these guys on the field.
That being said, I would expect the coaches to make a lot of hay this Spring & Summer in filling the 2014 class. Hopefully they will get most of their commits before the season like most top 25 teams do. They can still sell the same stuff they sold this class before the season starts. Once the games start, they need to win.
Jarran Reed’s coach says he has picked Florida. The Gators finish with 28 members in their 2013 class.
Observation: A lot of people around Kentucky have taken a “who cares?” visit about Stoops & Co. getting high profile guys to visit UK because those guys didn’t all commit. Of course some of that is people getting caught up in the star rating. Others are UL fans and bball fans not wanting to give Stoops credit. But signing day is showing us that kids rarely go to a school that they don’t take a visit to. Almost all of the signing day announcement and late flips are kids who visited their new school in the past month.
Now UK just waiting on Jason Hatcher decision
And I do love Kemp
I think we all need one of those hats
Kemp is a good kid. Kyle loves him, we all know
Daryl Chestnut ends up at Indiana. Was TTech commit, rumored to follow Brown to UK, committed to Western Michigan last week, the signs with Hoosiers today
Side note: Kemp is my favorite recruit so far. I just like his attitude. He’s going to be fun to watch and cover.
That’s so weird. I hate when drama craving parents sabotage their kids’ day in the spotlight. Get over yourselves people.
Arkansas’ top verbal, Alex Collins, hasn’t signed yet. Reportedly his mother stole his LOI and took off because she doesn’t want him to go to Arkansas
ESPN’s Corey Long says Arkansas RB commit Alex Collins’ mother “confiscated his papers” and left the school.
Like it JoJo. I need a UK hat with a poof ball.
That last photo was a tweet by JoJo Kemp
As we have been saying, #UK has not been recruiting Asiantii Woulard. He did not have an offer from #Kentucky.
Asiantii Woulard chooses UCLA
We should know shortly
Orlando Sentinel reporting that Woulard will choose UCLA, they were dead on about Badet & Kemp last week
3* TE Travis Johnson who had some late UK buzz commits to Cincinnati
Josh Edwards @JEdwar247
JoJo Kemp LOI should be announced any minute.
Follow the UK signees on Twitter: @jhyde61 @YaboyHaynes @Rimmons_5 @IjustWannadoME @TheReal_SlickP @AMacGinnis8 @JstCallMeYngWiz
Jojo Kemp Watch is over an hour. Still not worried. Kemp is all BBN
It appears Corey Smith has signed with Arizona State
Another domino falls that could land Jarran Reed at Kentucky
Dee Liner about to announce
Does Steve Jones ever say anything positive about UK these days? Pumping up UL and IU, just barely mentioning Cats
Also says were UK in the Big East the Cats’ class would be ranked No. 1 overall and in terms of quality per recruit.
How #UK’s class would rank in other leagues overall & per recruit: ACC (6th, 4th), B1G (4th, 5th), Big XII (5th, 3rd), Pac-12 (7th, 6th).
Indiana gets DT Maurice Swain. UK had offered.
It’s official 5-star LB Reuben Foster has signed with Alabama
Agreed on Montgomery. If his HS didnt run the ball 40+ a game, he would be a higher profile guy too.
Still nothing from JoJo Kemp, Im not worried in the least
Bradley Dale Peveto:
If Coach Stoops says it’s Christmas, I put up my tree. If he tells me it’s Halloween, I carve my pumpkin.
Hmmmm… still no JoJo?
Peveto: he wants the best players on our special teams unit, including starters.
Kyle, DJ Eliot says Alex Montgomery might be the most underrated player in Florida
Ky. House A&R Committee unanimously approved HB 7 that includes #BBNunited projects; next step – full House vote http://ow.ly/htlH6
I know how Barnhart probably feels, but I think UK could make some hay here
Tennessee’s live stream:
ESPN profiling USC de-committs. Hopefully talk Uk-Hatcher
Yeah, or Minter who had personality. Just the wrong kind
Agreed. Remember Jimmy Higgins? Great coach, but had the personality of a sock. Same with several others. It’s not a wonder these guys are killing it in recruiting.
All of these new coaches have personality, thats new
Yeah, he seems like a character
LOL, and sneaking over to check out Big Blue Madness.
Peveto tells Dick Gabriel that stoops is in it for the long haul. Reminisces about UK’s upset of LSU.
Jojo Kemp is 15 minutes late
So glad we didn’t get Mackenro. PYSCHO
Clemson for MacKensie
No he is talking now
Has Mackensie announced yet?
Some decent Asiantii Woulard noise going around right now. Still think its a longshot
WR Stacey Coley to Miami
MacKenro Alexander to Auburn
Khalid Thomas is official
Alexander Twins announcing soon
In our offense, the zone play is probably the one we’ll run most frequently. That’s going to be a big part of what our offensive lineman are going to be asked to do is zone block and adjust to those concepts. Change of direction and athleticism are very important when it comes to zone blocking.
Skai Moore chooses South Carolina over Vandy. 4* LB UK wanted
How does Coach Browns offense Differ from Coach Mumme’s
One thing that’s a big difference is the tempo. We like to play fast and keep defenses on their heels. A lot of the passing concepts are very similar between the two, but the running game has evolved since Coach Mumme’s days at Kentucky.
Badet tweeted that he knows where Woulard is going to school and just left it at that.
Denver Kirkland to Arkansas, another guy the Cats pursued late
UK confirms Montgomery
Not gonna lie, makes me want to run through a wall and punch a puppy in the face.
If you have not watched the video below yet, do so now
Boaz Joseph to Nebraska. Was UK target.
What was Badet’s tweet about Woulard
Corey Smith just sign with Arizona State
I’m sorry. If you are not passionate about a sport, you should not cover it
James Quick is officially signed to Louisville.
Montgomery and Thomas have sent in LOI. Last one we are waiting on is Jojo Kemp.
I need the satisfaction of seeing him listed on the official commit list.
Thank you Rashaad samples for considering us, however, i do not follow Oklahoma State University players *click*
Kyle, it aparently happens a lot. Nkemdiche had to revise his today because he signed the wrong line on one page
Jeff Badet sent apparently sent out a cryptic tweet about Woulard
Rashaad Samples: I just wanna say thank you to the #BBN fans that’s supported me and that will keep supporting me y’all really do have amazing fan base!
Louisville fans apparently don’t care about signing day. This year’s signing day lol
Funny. Glad to hear Thomas is still solid. Wonder what the issue is?
Paul he alluded to it. Actually just now said “people ask why we don’t cover signing day, I say “I’ve seen the hits, nobody cares”
Pancho tweeted that Khalid signed. Maybe LOI had an issue and had to be reworked
Did he really say because of site hits?
That’s Pancho’s brother, right? Do you think Kemp may have scared him off?
Matt Jones on the radio says that this is his 7th Signing Day, and he honestly never cared about it at all. Now does bc of sites hits
Starting to worry about Thomas a bit. Any news on why he didn’t sign at his scheduled time?
wow lol is that the case
You should ask [email protected] lol
I dunno Paul, does he have cash wrapped in rubber bands and loose-moraled hostesses?
Barnhart also advises fans to not to expect too much from true freshmen next year
So guys … what are the odds that Mark Stoops is next years Hugh Freeze (or in 2015)
Wow , Maurice Swain signs with Indiana. Thought he might be a surprise UK signee
Barnhart doing a great job explaining how bonding works. Renovations won’t cost the state a dime
He killed Kentucky. Really was a difference maker in those close losses.
nice! Could have been the next Eric Berry for volunteers.
Vonn Bell chooses Ohio State over Tennessee
WBN Interview with MacGinnis
Still waiting on LOIs from Alex Montgomery, Khalid Thomas, JoJo Kemp and any uncommitted prospect
I wouldn’t get my hope up on Bryant, supposedly he is a new father. If true, probly won’t leave Florida
I whiffed on tackles and thew 3-yard passes on 3rd-and-long. Joker should have offered me a scholarship.
Would love to see that Darren of filling class today. My guess is Keith Bryant is the likely surprise. Said he was gonna “shock the world today”
Remember , he boomed a few 60-yarders at Commonwealth to earn his offer from Joker Phillips
Austin MacGinnis has signed, expect him to start this fall
Yeah, the scuttlebutt is that they could fill it out today
Trinity RB Dalyn Dawkins texts that he has signed with Purdue.
I think one ting is for sure: UK will get one surprise signing, whether it be today or later is unclear. Here’s my big board of potential surprises:
1. DT Keith Bryant
2. DT Tevin Lawson
3. QB Asanti Woulard
4. DT Jarren Reed
5. CB Mackensie Alexander
Liked Canady, but he is the ultimate “tweener.” So much so that he isn’t good enough at any one position to offer him. Hopkins might have just feasted on horrible competition.
Kentayvus Hopkins and Jeffrey Canday both signed with EKU today, 2* guys that might have gotten offered pre-Stoops. Think Canady was way underrated
Neal Brown says he expects Badet to compete for playing time immediately
There is just no way.
breath not breathe
That’s good news Jason
RUMORS flying right now that James Quick may be flipping to UK. I will believe it when I see it and wouldn’t suggest anyone hold their breathe.
Montravius Adams chooses Auburn
DT Jay-nard Bostwick signs with Florida http://es.pn/YDeO5z
Helps UK to potentially land Jarren Reed
We evaluated Blue as the top JUCO wide receiver in the country.
I’ll say this, Badet is very excited. It may just be because they are pals and he’s happy for him. But it may be BBN excitment
I think the Hearns ship may be sailing. He might have to go Prep or JUCO
I almost feel like Woulard is in if we take 25 today. Wonder if that means the staff is passing on Hearns/Lawson?
What is the backfield going to look like in our sets?
It will be a mix between one, two and three backs.
There would be several surprises if Uk signed a full class
Interesting point about the 22-man board, UK’s 3 early enrollees weren’t on it. Meaning they could sign a full class.
Javess Blue is a Kentucky Wildcat http://wildcatbluenation.com/?p=22304
I know where Asiantii Woulard is going to play college you guys !
Brown talking about how many times Timmons visited unoffiially, “He can hop in the car and drive over here”
You guys will find out at 12:30 pm eastern on ESPNU
Cryptic Woulard-related tweet
Receiver Javess Blue, ESPN’s No. 14 JUCO prospect and 4-star recruit, has signed with Kentucky.
OTOH the video of Meadows LOI coming in show a board with only 22 spots on for names
Neal Brown just referred to the “25″ UK would sign today….
He scheduled his announcement with ESPN a month ago, probly has to stick with it
I’ve heard the same Darren. HOWEVER, with rides to spare, they could take a chance on him anyway. Would think he would have signed early with Badet and McClain if it was KY tho
Blue actually just tweeted a pic of him signing his LOI
Neal Brown says UK will take 1 QB a year, then backtracks and says you have to take the best available. Woulard?
Fwiw from what Im told Woulard and UK mutually parted ways
Do we know what time Javess Blue is signing? Normally JUCOs go early in the day.
Neal Brown calls Ryan Timmons’s high school stats “absolutely unbelievable.” Said if he was from Texas or Florida would be national Top 50.
Blake McClain and WCS are big pimpin’ with the bow-tie look
If you don’t love Blake McClain, you’re pretty much an asshole. Sorry, just how it is. What other Florida kid goes out and finds a UK bowtie?
Love the bow tie
Blake McClain rocks the bow tie as he signs with Kentucky
the team has 16 LOI so far could take up to 9 more
Brown talking about Phillips now, seems to really like him.
Borden and Phillips aren’t getting much attention because they’ve already signed and enrolled, but both might be two of the more fascinating stories this year.
also says some of the coaches were star-struck meeting Borden Sr.
Jacob Hyde told the Herald-Leader recently: “Signing with Kentucky means more to me than just another football player signing a scholarship”
Neal Brown talking about Borden. Says he is really underrated becuase he picked up football late and went to a really small school. Said he tried to attend an NAIA school but was advised he was too good and should pursue JUCO
I had to save it, then drag and drop
Epic! How do you embed photos?
Top OLB Matthew Thomas commits to Florida State. Have to think Stoops gave him a call or two.
In his senior season, Ryan Timmons rushed for 1,306 yards and 25 touchdowns and caught 33 passes for 1,004 yards and 16 TDs with 3 KO return TDs.
As Eric Bledsoe once said: “GETTING S&*T DONE”
Jacob Hyde did get his LOI in. Good, I’d like to hear what the coaches have to say about him
Don’t expect UK to sign 25 today, there are some guys signing after NSD who they are after. Namely Tevin Lawson and maybe James Hearns, among possible others
Alvonte Bell was timed at 4.88 in the 40-yard dash and has a 27-inch vertical. He had 11 quarterback sacks in his junior season with 40 tackles.
damnit oh well, unfollow…
Rashaad Samples has officially signed with OK state
Bell has put on some weight! up to 255
Was a 4-star DE before an injury cost him much of senior season. Huge get, but with Smith and potentially Hatcher, he may redshirt.
Alvonte Bell is now official. People seem to forget him because he committed forever ago. Big get
KY OL/DL Logan Cart stick with Arkansas State, liked UK but never got an offer
They were, a lot of schools tried to jump in late
Heard Oklahoma was really looking hard at him.
Late bloomer OL recruit George Adeosun has signed with Virginia. They were the first D1 school to offer
Coach Marrow, what makes you the prolific recruiter that you are? Personality? Relentlessness?
Probably just my background. Playing in the NFL a lot of years. Coaching pro ball in NFL Europe and the NFL. Staying in the state of Ohio, I lived in 75 percent of the state. When I was coaching pro bowl, in the offseason I lived in Columbus, Ohio, so I got to know a lot of people in the state.
Between Montgomery, Jeff Badet, Ryan Timmons, and Javess Blue, UK will have plenty of options to go with current crop.
Hmm, looks like Hyde will sign today after all. Wasn’t a concern either way
(wipes sweat off brow)I figured he would, just a little nervous since he wasn’t on the list.
Ryan Timmons has signed James
Alex Montgomery is one of the most underrated players in this class. He put up 199 yards receiving in the state championship. More impressive when you consider it was Florida’s 8A division.
Worth noting as to how UK may sign #1 JUCO DE and an Army All-American in Jason Hatcher: Florida State DEs Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine finished #1 and 2 respectively in the ACC in sacks last season.
Schlarman saying Haynes may play center
Nick Haynes and Nate Willis are official
Cypress Bay High School has 19 kids that received athletic scholarships. Alex Montgomery was one of them.
So, word is we’ve moved up to #29 per rivals.
That has to be it, Darren
Mark Stoops press conference has been moved back to 3:20 pm. Jason Hatcher?
lol Jimmy Brumbaugh with a shameless plug for Twitter followers
lol, technology<<<<<<<everything else
Think UK would have had a shot had Knemdiche not signed with Ole Miss
I figured it out
3-star Grayson DB David Kamara confirms he intends to sign with Ole Miss today as well. Planning on faxing at 2:30 ET. Was a UK target.
Brumbaugh excited about Stoops , the SEC and coaching Za’Darius Smith
Jimmy Brumbaugh chatting with fans
Blake McClain is in. 3* DB from Winter Park Florida. Played CB in high school but might be tried at safety
#UK now has two players on the roster at safety that were Rivals250 recruits: McWilson and Faulkner. #RivalsNSD
Vince marrow touting Hytchye and McWilson both recruiting for UK after committing
It’s been 10 minutes since a signee was announced…panic! JK
Dick Gabriel interviewing Vince Marrow on the UKAthletics live stream
UK has signed three of http://Rivals.com ‘s top 40 recruits in Ohio: No. 10 Marcus McWilson, No. 31 Kyle Meadows, No. 36 Jaleel Hytchye
5-star RB Dontre Wilson officially signed with Ohio State after being committed to Oregon. That really helped UK seal the deal with Timmons, who was a life-long Buckeye fan, but wanted a chance to play some runningback in college.
Derrick Ansley on Jaleel Hytchye : Derrick Ansley:
Jaleel is a great person. He’s a guy that’s a very good leader. He’s got a strong personality that other kids tend to cling to. He’s the kind of person we want to model our program around with kids of his character. He’s a dynamic player on the field, and he’s a dynamic personality off the field. Once you mix those together, then you get a guy with a personality that can help attract other kids to the University of Kentucky.
Have you called your legislators and asked them to support #BBNunited projects in HB 7? Call 1-800-372-7181 to ask for their support!
OK, I was confused Haha
No, I wish. That photo is from the UKathletics site
Darren, are you at UK today?
5-star DE Elijah Daniel flips to Auburn from Ole Miss. May help our chances with Jarren Reed, even though he’s a DT
I think Nkemdiche’s brother was the only reason anything happened there
Nkemdiche shocking the world with Ole Miss. Looks like traditional SEC doormats are making some noise today.
Justin Day, a 3-star offensive tackle, was named first-team all-state and all-region his senior season.
Ramsey Meyers is the first SEC player in Ridgeview HS history
McWilson is from Youngstown, Ohio, and goes to Cardinal Mooney HS, the alma mater of of Mark Stoops
Ohio signees keep rollinlg in, this time with safety Marcus McWilson. McWilson is a top-20 player at the position according to Scout.
Add Regie Meant. Not highly rated, but everyone says they love his tape. Which makes you wonder why he isnt highly rated. Recruiting sites dont want to admit they were wrong
Marcus McWilson and Justin Day official now too
WR Jeff Badet, DB Jaleel Hytchye, OL Kyle Meadows, OL Ramsey Meyers are all official
From National Champion at Auburn to analyst on ESPNU. What a fall for Chizik.
Steven Borden, Tight End, 6-3, 250, Jr-JC, Waxahachie, Texas (Waxahachie/Kilgore College) – Enrolled at UK in January … Second-team all-conference tight end at Kilgore (Texas) College … Caught 11 passes as a sophomore for 181 yards, a 16.5-yard average, and four touchdowns … Versatile athlete who has the size to play tight end and the athleticism to play as a slot receiver … Coached at Kilgore by J.J. Eckert … Played defensive end during the 2010 season at Southwestern Assemblies of God, an NAIA school in Waxahachie, Texas … Made 35 tackles, featuring 7.5 tackles for loss, including 3.5 quarterback sacks … Played his senior season as a defensive end at Waxahachie High School, helping team to a 12-1 record and the quarterfinals of the state Class AAAA playoffs … Earned first-team all-district honors … Coached at Waxahachie by David Ream … Played three seasons at Santa Clarita Christian High School in California as a quarterback, receiver and linebacker … Coached at Santa Clarita by Garrick Moss … Also played basketball in high school.
Za’Darius Smith, Defensive End, 6-6, 260, Jr-JC, Greenville, Ala. (Greenville/East Mississippi Community College) – The nation’s No. 1 junior college strongside defensive end prospect as ranked by JCGridiron.com … The nation’s No. 10 overall juco prospect, and No. 2 defensive end, by ESPN … Listed No. 15 overall, and the No. 2 weakside defensive end, by 24/7 Sports … Totaled 47 tackles, including 6.5 quarterback sacks and 11 total tackles for loss, as a sophomore at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss. … Named second-team All-America by the National Junior College Athletic Association … Also named to the juco all-region and all-state teams … Helped EMCC to an 8-2 record … Made 19 tackles, featuring 4.5 sacks and seven total TFL, as a freshman … EMCC won the 2011 NJCAA national championship with a 12-0 mark … Head coach was Buddy Stephens and his defensive line coach was current UK assistant Jimmy Brumbaugh … A relative latecomer to the game as he grew up playing basketball at Greenville (Ala.) High School and didn’t begin playing football until his senior year …Coached at Greenville by Ben Blackmon …An older brother, Bob Meeks, played center at Auburn from 1988-91 and for the NFL’s Denver Broncos … A cousin, Davern Williams, played at Troy and for the NFL’s New York Giants … A niece, Kristi Mokube, currently plays basketball at Florida State.
UK begins the day No. 30 in http://Rivals.com ‘s team recruiting rankings. They’re top 40ish in every major service. Probably will be consensus top-35 by end of day.
DON’T FREAK ALERT OF THE DAY: Jacob Hyde is out of town, playing in the U19 championships. He probably won’t sign today. Likely Friday when he gets back. Don’t worry Jacob is the biggest True Blue Fan in our class
Bloomfield is such a mystery, never understood why UK & UL wanted no part of him
Just for fun, here is the reaction about the Jason Hatcher flip from a Louisville fan site. Of course he is a lazy Prima Donna that would not have played for UofL anyway:
Louisville Ballard’s Joey Bloomfield signed his letter of intent to Kansas
It’s 7:55 a.m. and Coach Stoops is already a busy man pic.twitter.com/ZN5KmlWw
Jeff Badet tweeted that he has faxed over his signed Letter of Intent.
Yeah Im about 85-90% sure on Hatcher. Only reason it isn’t higher is that I’ve been a UK fan too long.
No.1 ESPN 300 ranked player Robert Nkemdiche announced he will play at Ole Miss http://youtu.be/HEzJ–RKDJ8
Hatcher seems all but wrapped up, but who knows with these kids.
Former UK commit Ander Bodkin signs with Jacksonville State
UK fans will have to adjust to this kind of Signing Day, where most of our class is wrapped up. I don’t think we have anyone who will “flip” and besides Hatcher, Smith and rumored mystery recruit, we know who will sign.
#1 JUCO DE Za’Darius Smith is a Kentucky Wildcat http://wildcatbluenation.com/?p=22315
Jaleel Hytchye is a Kentucky Wildcat http://wildcatbluenation.com/?p=21990
OK, gotcha. Thanks!
Yeah Timmons will sign, his school just didn’t release a time.
Is Ryan Timmons set to sign today? He isn’t on the list
Four-star CB Jaleel Hytchye RT @TheRealLeel_9 Its official….im a wildcat just faxed over my papers
Link to story: http://wildcatbluenation.com/2099/02/06/jaleel-hytchye/
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While we wait for 8am, the Courier-Journals Steve Jones has a nifty list of Kentucky kids who plan on signing somewhere today
Several players reporting that they have faxed LOIs on Twitter, we’ll have to wait for UK to confirm. They have to review the paperwork. Have seen the LOI sent back to be fixed on Signing Day before
Nkemdiche announcing soon…ultimate surprise? Just kidding