2015 recruiting for the University of Kentucky football team is starting to take shape as more and more offers go out. Today I want to talk about some of the most recent offers and give you some information about the offensive line and how I see it coming together.
First, let’s focus on the quarterback position. As I have said before it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that the coaching staff won’t take a QB at all. It only depends on if they find the right guy that fits their needs. Basically, they have yet to make it a priority this year.
They have sent out a few offers and one of the most recent is Brady White, a 6’ 2” 186 lb. pro-style QB from Newhall, California. Brady is rated as the 3rd best QB at his position and the 71st best over-all player in the country. It is not known yet if Brady has any interest in Kentucky but we should hear something soon.
Drew Lock-who I have reported about before-is another that has an offer but I don’t know how high his interest level is in Kentucky. Drew is a pro-style QB rated 5th at his position and the 148th over-all nationally. Drew hails from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. One would think that Missouri would lead for his services.
Also, a guy that I have reported about before is Lorenzo Nunez, a dual-threat QB from Kennesaw, Georgia. Nunez is rated as the 6th best at his position and the 96th over-all prospect nationally.
Now, with all that said, I am sure coach Neal Brown will be out this spring and summer searching for a guy that he feels will fit the needs of his offense. They’re just not going to make it as high of a priority as they did this past year when they landed Drew Barker.
At running back, the offers continue to go out and the coaching staff is aiming high. We already know about guys like Damien Harris, Larry Scott, Darrin Hall and RayRay McCloud, but a couple of other new offers stand out to me.
One is all-purpose back C.J. Amill. C.J. has yet to be ranked but the coaching staff likes him a lot and he is from coach Stoops and coach Marrow’s old stomping grounds, Youngstown, Ohio. He has a big interest in Kentucky so he will be one to watch. He and his family have already visited Kentucky several times and are looking forward to coming down again in the future.
A big offer went out to Mike Weber, a 5’ 10” 205 lb. running back from Detroit, Michigan. Mike has interest in Kentucky and he is rated as the 10th best RB and the 123rd over-all best prospect nationally.
At the wide receiver position, two of the newer guys to get offers are, Equanimeous St. Brown (don’t ask me how to say his name) and Alex Stump.
St. Brown is a 6’ 5” 193 lb. WR from Anaheim, California. He is rated as the 18th best receiver in the country and 154th over-all prospect nationally. Not sure about the interest level but I think it will be hard to pull him from the west coast. Getting him to visit would be huge for Kentucky.
Alex Stump has yet to be rated, but again, he is one that the coaching staff loves and we have seen in the past that this staff knows how to identify talent early. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this kid blow up over the summer when he hits some of the camps.
Alex is 6’ 3” 190 lb. and seems to have a lot of interest in Kentucky. UK is definitely his best offer to date.