Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class remains in the #7 spot after this afternoon’s 3-star commitment from Ohio wide receiver Dorian Baker. The commitment marks the 10th commitment in the class from the state of Ohio. Kentucky now has the # 3, 4, 8, 13, 18, 20, 28, 32, 34 and 65 ranked players from the state of Ohio in the 2014 class. We’ve already talked about Kentucky’s newly found recruiting presence in the state of Ohio since the arrival of Stoops’ coaching staff.
Between Stoops’ 2 initial recruiting classes, the 2013 and 2014 class, Kentucky has not only raked in a number of top players from Ohio, but they have put together a strong wide receiver corps for the future. Kentucky has been assigned the nickname of “Punter U” over the past few years after bringing a series of strong punters through the university with guys like Tim Masthay and Landon Foster. Could Kentucky soon become Wide Receiver U? The number and quality of the commitments thus far have been impressive.
2013 Wide Receivers
2014 Wide Receivers
(Dorian Baker has not yet been added to the official list, but here are his rankings):
That makes two 4-star commitments and seven 3-star commitments in the last 2 recruiting classes for a total of 9 wide receivers. Kentucky has signed a mixture of big/strong targets, as well as speedy playmakers and receivers who can help Kentucky with slot routes in the Air Raid offense.