— K Fund-UK Athletics (@UK_KFund) July 24, 2013
K Fund-UK Athletics tweeted a pictured of the UK Athletics News staff signing letters to recruits. One of the most notable examples of the signed letters is of that of to UK commit, Drew Barker. Barker received 115 handwritten letters from UK in just one day. Most recently, Matt Elam, received handwritten letters from the UK coaching staff saying, “Here are 69 hand notes from our staff to match your number. We are saving that jersey for you.” Also, Elam received 182 handwritten letters in one day this month, according to diehardsports.com. Hopefully, the success will continue with Elam as well.
Kentucky is still ranked in the top five for the 2014 recruiting according to Rivals.com. The ‘Cats are ranked #4 with 20 total commits.
However, recruits are not the only ones receiving handwritten letters from UK, fans are too. If you were a season ticket holder, who has not renewed your season tickets since 2009, you could receive handwritten letters as well, according to Kentucky.com. Approximately 5,000 fans will receive handwritten letters with five signatures. Those signatures could include coach John Calipari and Mitch Barnhart. In total, there will be approximately 50,000 signatures and the lucky fans receiving the letters could receive either 10, 20 or 50 letters in total.