The spring game this weekend is already near capacity. With the construction going on, the seating limit is at approximately 42,000 fans. As of earlier today, there were only 2,000 tickets left to be distributed. This is of the upmost importance for the coaching staff, as it is this game that acted as a spring board for the 2014 recruiting class just one year ago. Within two months of the 2013 spring game, Mark Stoops and company received seven commitments, all of which were vital in gaining and maintain momentum. The same momentum that carried the Kentucky Wildcats to a top-20 recruiting class, their highest ever.
With the recent decommitments of a couple of high profile recruits, it was appearing as though Stoops and crew was losing momentum. That is when Eli Brown, Kentucky’s second highest rated recruit to ever commit, decided to pull the trigger on his recruitment. This allowed Kentucky to keep yet another top talent in their home state and continue to solidify their stance of hold on their recruiting territory. With this commitment and another sold out spring game, it is inevitable that another domino effect begins within weeks of the 2014 version of the Kentucky Wildcats taking the field for the first public event.
If this happens, there are some big time names that could follow suit after some pieces fall into place. Keep checking on secondary and wide receiver prospects, as those are the two areas of need for the Wildcats. And also keep check on the number one running back in the nation, Damien Harris, as he is from the home state and coveted by nearly every big school in the nation. Stay tuned and see what Stoops and company can do coming out of the spring game. And come out in groves to support the Wildcats as Stoops and company get geared up for year two.