Kentucky Wildcats Football: Eli Brown Impact

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Oct 5, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Ryan Timmons (1) makes a touchdown reception in the fourth quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

With Monday’s commitment from 4* linebacker Eli Brown, Kentucky is off to another great start in recruiting headlined by a homegrown talent who will recruit for them. Much like Drew Barker last year, Brown gives Kentucky a possible face for the class and a Kentuckian who wants to see the program grow. The Wildcats also have the pledge of offensive lineman Mason Wolfe but he doesn’t have the lofty rankings or the offers that Brown does. He also seems to be more low-profile.

When Mark Stoops was hired he talked about the need to put a fence up around the state of Kentucky and hold on to the local talents. There are so few that it makes sense that each and every one of them is vital to the program. In his inaugural class, Stoops inked two of the top five players in the Kentucky (Jason Hatcher and Ryan Timmons) , this past year they landed four of the top five (Barker, Matt Elam, Lloyd Tubman and Adrian Middleton). They only missed on quarterback Reggie Bonnafon, who held an offer but likely not as a quarterback.

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