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YAHTZEE! Darius West commits to Kentucky!


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Break out your dice because the Cats just landed ANOTHER commitment! Darius West, a four-star safety from Lima, Ohio, has committed to Kentucky. He’s considered the 15th best safety in the nation and the 5th best player in the state of Ohio. He’s also best friends with Mike Edwards, who committed to UK earlier today. West was in Lexington with Edwards this evening, met with Vince Marrow and Mark Stoops, and walked out a Wildcat.

In less than six hours, Kentucky’s defensive backs group just got a whole lot better.

Welcome aboard, Darius.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR.

39 responses to “YAHTZEE! Darius West commits to Kentucky!”

  1. ukpk94

    Stooooops!!!

  2. WOW

    Im so stoked!!

  3. Genoscats

    OMG⭐⭐⭐⭐🐾

  4. JF

    What we’re seeing is the biggest talent upgrade at UK since Calipari followed Gillispie.

  5. Ukbkball

    Stoops is gonna “get shit right”…says Eric Bledsoe!

  6. JF

    It also shows what some hard work and a new energy can do. Kentucky is an SEC program, they shouldn’t be losing recruits to North South East West Tech.

  7. BigBlue

    Just getting started!

  8. Costa Rica

    Based on OFFERs (not just interest), UK has beaten out Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State for three players. Pretty freakin awesome. Picked up two great safeties today. What a haul.

    Denzel Ware, DE: Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida, FSU, Texas
    Darius West, SA: Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan State, UofL, Wisconsin
    Thaddeus Snodgrass, WR: Notre Dame, Ohio St, Penn St
    Jared Tucker, CB: Florida, Ohio St
    Drew Barker, QB: Miami, TN, UL, South Carolina
    Shyquawn Pullium, DB: Penn St
    Tymere Dubose, DE: Michigan St, Arkansas, WVU
    Kobie Walker, LB: Miami, OK State, Wisconsin
    Mikel Horton, RB: Fla St
    Mike Edwards, SA: Nebraska, Wisconsin, UofL, WVU
    Jarrett Larubbio, OG: Nebraska, Wisconsin
    Darryl Long, TE: UofL, Pitt
    Ryan Flannigan, LB: Texas Tech
    Dorian Hendrix, LB: Illinois, Indiana

  9. Joe

    #5 class in the nation per 247sports.

  10. BigBlue

    Next year will be better but we will get real lift in year 3-4 with Stoops. Going be fun to watch. Keep the momentum going!

  11. Tanks fer Nuttin

    In 3 years we’re a football school that happens to be pretty good at basketball.

  12. mudcreekmark

    With Neal Brown, we know we’re going to score points. So if we can get a defense that can hold its own, watch out. Three years of this kind of recruiting, and we’re competing with the big boys. I cannot wait!!!

  13. mudcreekmark

    We’re not at the upset level that Ole Miss pulled off in the class of 2013 but we’re getting close.

  14. Shelbyjoe

    This is awesome, but in football recruiting, things can change … A LOT. If the cats look bad on the field, and lose 9, or just look bad period, we could lose all these guys. This upcoming season is VERY important. The team has to show continuous improvement and NEVER quit … Or we will lose a lot of these commits. Most importntly, us fans HAVE to stay behind this tem, keep the stadium full, keep he excitement going. I’m gonna bet evry home game cheering, please join me.

  15. mudcreekmark

    14) I think the class of 2014 knows that 2013 is going to be a struggle. They are being sold on coming in and starting something special. Stoops just didn’t have enough time to make this kind of impact for class of 2013. All the good ones had already committed.

  16. mudcreekmark

    I will say one more thing, Darius West sure does pass the eye test!! He looks like an SEC player!!

  17. brain

    Outstanding. Stoops is kicking ass.

  18. knightynight

    i hope you’re right, 15.

  19. What if

    Our 14 class knows that this year is going to be a little struggle but what is great is we have some big teams on the schedule coming to commonwealth if we can make a couple of upsets this year witch I could def see happening it could put some more recruits over the top to commit to us!!

  20. SoCal Will

    So, now who are the next two Marrow focuses on?

  21. Karl Hungus

    yahtzee in deed. i can’t wait until nashville.

  22. Sloopy

    #20, hopefully some o-lineman and d-lineman.

  23. BK in Scottsville

    Not sure how to process this.. Incredible

  24. W.W.B.B.N.D?

    Welcome Mr. West

  25. goUKats

    As a long suffering UK football fan,it’s great to see a UK football coach and staff finally recruit better players than they have currently on the team.
    Welcome to “Stoops Troops” Darius West.May you have a prospereous career at all football levels.

  26. BK in Scottsville

    Darius and Mike…..Sooo glad to have you .. Welcome to the BBN Mike and Darius….. We are so glad you to have you… Go big BLUE!!!!

  27. Justin

    Welcome to UK and the BBN Darius West. Hopefully now we can get few more WR LB and O=Lineman to finish this class off.

  28. Just a guy

    I wont know what to do with myself if Stoops keeps this up. I’m pumped!!! Yayayay live action!

  29. Jen

    11. That will never happen and shouldn’t. UK will always be synonymous with basketball excellence. I’m all for Stoops building the program to the highest point possible, but it will never eclipse basketball in my heart.

  30. jonathan

    14, we could lose “all of them”? really? give me a break, sure it’s possible some could defect but it’s prolly not gonna be because of a poor season. they aren’t expecting an undefeated season i’m sure. and even if we did only win a couple games think about it, that would prolly solidify their commitment because the need for their services would be that much more evident! let’s just ease up on the hyperbole bro.

  31. King Apaka???

    https://twitter.com/apakaweezy/status/344260611896668160

    I posted this in the most recent thread as well, but I haven’t gotten an answer yet. Does anyone know who this guy is? Apparently he committed to the Cats tonight too, but I don’t know who he is.

  32. JP

    My heart is ALL football!!! Go Stoops!!!! There’s NO reason why UK cannot excel at football.

  33. Trey

    31 ) hahaha that has to be a joke. It’s some guy acting like a recruit

  34. dshwildcats

    What??? No “smack talk” from our friends down I-64!! They were out in full force yesterday, and earlier today!! They’d better hurry up and get ol’ Clint off administrative leave quickly! Stoops & staff are leaving Strong and his boys in the dust!!

    Another great day for the Cats in recruiting! I don’t think any of us could have imagined when Stoops was hired just what kind of impact he would have so soon! Wow!!!

    Shelbyjoe is absolutely right! No matter what happens on the field this fall (and I think most of us fans expect this team to take some lumps), the fan base has to stay supportive!! Many of the kids were probably at the spring game, and witnessed the turn out and excitement. That’s what they need to see for each home game this fall! Let’s do our part BBN!!

  35. bankshot

    This is getting ridiculous…the difference is night and day…welcome Darius!

  36. Bobbum man

    I’ve been to Lima, suprised one of the 36 people that live there is going to play SEC football… What are the odds

  37. Mino Slick

    When is KSR gonna show sum love to Stanton Truit 2014 ATH outta GA. He’s on Barkers lists of recruits! This kid is Randall Cobb 2.0! Berrios is gd but he cant see this kid! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySiaLE-PdpU

  38. dshwildcats

    Yoda,

    Yes, even with the excitement that has been generated by Coach Stoops and his staff, Kentucky still has a lot of work to do. We all know that Kentucky is not a traditional football power. BUT, since Rich Brooks’ first season in 2003, Kentucky has defeated three of the schools that you mentioned. Just like the streak with UT, I believe the streak with the Gators is numbered, as may be the days of Will Muschamp in Gainesville. From what I heard, Gator fans were not too happy with Muschamp after his team’s performance against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl, even after a one loss regular season.

    I believe we are in the last couple of years of the Steve “Superior” era at South Carolina. And, we’ve defeated UGA a couple of times since 2003.

    To me, not defeating Alabama right now is not a very good indicator of whether your football program is “excelling”. Just ask ND, Texas, LSU, etc., about that that! The Tide are in a league of their own.

    Allow yourself to dream a little like our Louisville friends! “On a collision course with the National Championship, and the only variable is time.” Lol!!!

  39. Jaybird86

    So no one is going to make a Glee joke?