Kentucky Wildcats Morning Headlines: Basketball, Football Practice Underway

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Football practice got underway yesterday and there was a lot of buzz, both positive and negative. The talk of dropped passes continued (although I chalk that up to first day jitters) and we hear that Matt Elam is moving people like a bulldozer. John Clay has some interviews from practice yesterday.

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Mark Stoops is continuing to recruit for the 2015 class and one of his top remaining targets has Kentucky atop his list. South Carolina WR Tavin Richardson talked about UK recently.

"“I feel like I’ve got the best relationship with them, and that’s why they’re No. 1 on my list,” Richardson said. “I see that (Mainord) is a great guy and very passionate about what he does and who he coaches. And he just loves the game of football. “I have the best relationship with him. That’s of (coaches at) all the schools.” Richardson ranked Central Florida No. 2 on his list and gave a glowing review of his recent visit to that campus. He said Louisville would be No. 3 at the moment. Nebraska and Virginia Tech are also in his top five. Some of the major recruiting websites list Richardson as a tight end, though he said every school on his list is recruiting him as a wide receiver, especially Kentucky. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound prospect plays primarily in the slot for his high school team, and his size could be a matchup problem for defenders at the next level. Richardson has excellent pass-catching skills to match. He had 63 receptions for 836 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior, and he claims he had only one or two drops during the season. One of his goals for this fall is zero drops. “I’m a big receiver and a physical guy. I can go up and get the ball and catch anything around me,” he said. “They like how I can use my size to get open. They say I would fit perfectly in their offense. My high school runs the same kind of offense that they run and I play the same position that they want me to play.”"