With the 2014 recruiting class just a few months away from being complete, coach Mark Stoops and staff are already targeting some major players for the 2015 class. As you would expect, every position is in need of more talent so this class will be much like the 2014 class and be well balanced.
Two players I want to introduce you to today are quarterbacks, Elijah Sindelar and Jarrett Stidham. Both players are heavily coveted by the coaching staff. Sindelar plays for Princeton High School in Caldwell county, Ky. He’s a true pro-style quarterback who stands at 6′ 4″ and 200 pounds. Elijah completed 161 passes out of 251 for 2,798 yards with 39 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions through 11 games. He has already acknowledged that Kentucky stands out to him and as of right now is his favorite. Kentucky is also his only offer to date but he is receiving heavy interest from the likes of Louisville, Ohio St., UCLA and Florida St. It has also been rumored that Tennessee visited him back in October. Elijah has said that he would like to make a decision by springtime. I fully expect his recruiting to pickup after the college football season ends, so there will be competition for his services but Kentucky is in great shape here. Watch Sindelar’s sophomore highlights below.
Jarrett Stidham is a unique player because of the fact that he hadn’t played quarterback for his high school until this year. He was a starting receiver in the 2012 season, yet here he is rated by rivals.com as a 6.0, 4 star player on the 250 watch list. He did have an amazing summer as he competed at different camps and has been recognized by many as a top flight dual-threat quarterback. Stidham already has a slew of offers from college footballs elite, including Baylor, Clemson, Texas A&M, Oklahoma St. and Tennessee to name a few. The Good news for Kentucky is that he is originally from Corbin, Ky. and grew up a fan of Kentucky football and basketball. The 6′ 2″ 188 pound QB has a lot of family here and they would love nothing more than to see him in the blue and white. Jarrett completed 111 passes out of 191 for 1,788 yards and 22 touchdowns with just 3 interceptions through 10 games. Where Jarrett ends up or when he makes a decision is an unknown but I expect Kentucky to be one of his favorites and a decision to come sometime in the summer. Watch Stidham’s 2013 highlights below.