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Perhaps no recruiter in college football is more valuable to their respect staff than Vince Marrow is to the Kentucky Wildcats. The man is in demand and turned down Jim Harbaugh and Michigan to remain a Wildcat and he is getting it down for the 2016 class.

"The commitment of three-star Columbus wide receiver Dakota Holtzclaw on Sunday was the Wildcats’ 13th 2016 pledge overall, helping the class to the No. 4 position in 247’s extremely early national team rankings. Ohio targets, again, clearly will be a major piece of UK’s recruiting strategy. Marrow, who like head coach Mark Stoops is a Youngstown, Ohio, native, is No. 8 in 247Sports’ rankings of the most successful recruiters for the Class of 2016. He’s landed eight Ohio players in all, counting Arizona junior-college wide receiver Kayaune Ross, who’s from near Cincinnati originally. “Kentucky is normally one of the first schools to offer these young men (in Ohio) because Vince Marrow is in so well with the high school coaches in the state, being an Ohio guy himself,” said Wiltfong, the director of recruiting at 247. “He’s got these young men on (the Cats’) radar earlier than the other programs, and he’s built a trust with these kids before other programs know who they are. Then he gets them to campus, and the staff collectively makes them feel comfortable and they (get a) commit (from) them.”"

John Calipari is not the only one who is going to be sending players to the pros in the first round.  Mark Stoops is poised to have his first Kentucky Wildcat selected in the first round in the form of Bud Dupree.  Here is a bit of a scouting report on Bud and what he can bring to the next level.  

"Strengths: A great pass rusher who is just about as physically gifted as they come.  Has a refined, polished technique already.  Very long arms and excellent quickness and explosion.  Vast array of rush moves. Plays with great passion and will get the crowd involved with some big hits. Was asked to drop into coverage quite a bit at Kentucky and has decent instincts in coverage.  Is agile and shows good lateral mobility in space.  Plays with great leverage.  Known as a leader. Weaknesses: Could stand to add some strength.  Much like the other pass rushers in this class, Dupree can struggle once a big OL gets his hands on him.  Needs to work on his “lines” to the QB (Brian Baker anyone?) as he has a bit of an issue with getting too wide on a rush and taking himself out of a play. Bottom Line: Very long-limbed and explosive.  May start as a situational pass rusher.  He needs to gain strength and requires coaching in the run game. He’s comfortable playing standing up or with his hand in the dirt and would be attractive to most any defense.  He’s proven himself against excellent competition (SEC sack leader). Though he weighs in at 269 lbs right now, Dupree played much of last season closer to 254 and strength is still an issue with him.  Still, his versatility is a huge plus. It should be noted that Dupree’s coach, Mark Stoops, has produced a number of very productive collegiate pass rushers over his coaching career (primarily at Florida State), but most of them weren’t nearly as successful in the NFL."