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Kash Daniel to announce in August

Kash Daniel will narrow his list down to four schools next month and then make a final decision in August, the four-star linebacker from Paintsville tweeted today. He set his commitment date for August 13.

First I want to say how truly blessed I am to have these opportunities to further myself in Football and Academics at the D1 level. All the hard work and dedication is finally paying off. This summer I will be taking visits to narrow my schools down to a top 4, which I will list at the end of June. But I am now setting my commitment date for August 13.

Daniel is the No. 9 inside linebacker in the 2016. He grew up a fan of the Cats and Kentucky was among the first to offer, so I like UK’s chances going into the summer.

He also has offers from Louisville and South Carolina with interest from a number of other schools, including Ohio State and Florida.


Mark Stoops’ Recruiting Significance

Mark Stoops has recruited at an unparalleled level.  From his initial class to most recent, UK has enjoyed unquestionable success.  247 Sports ranks Kentucky’s 2016 commitment list 7th nationally which is good for 4th in the SEC.  Expectation meet reality. Recruiting wish lists are comprised of various traits: necessity, best available, positional need, geographical interests, depth, and so forth.  For instance, the 2013 class was hastily constructed focusing on best available while 2014 was more star laden. Naysayers labeled 2015 as the Year of the De-commitment and focused on the one that got away.  As usual, I dared to formulate independent thought and consider it Stoops’ best work to date.  The following list is not comprised of the best or most talented signees, but focuses on the most significant personnel additions for program growth.  I think you’ll find that talent and significance often cross paths.

Mark Stoops’ Five Most Significant Signees

Za’Darius Smith – East Mississippi Junior College (2013)  

The 4 star JUCO DE had the coveted Mississippi State offer prior to signing with Kentucky. That is not in jest. Beating the Dogs for a Mississippi JUCO DL is an uncommon and a tall task. In addition to Miss. State, Florida State and pretty much the rest of college football offered. His signing was twofold, first positional improvement increased exponentially but mostly it served as an initial shot across the bow to traditional powers that Stoops’ and staff were not backing down. Not entering the ring to fight was a criticism to the previous staff. Smith’s signing was the first indication that the Cats were not only entering the ring but walking with a late 80’s Mike Tyson swagger to crawl between the ropes.

Boom Williams – George Walton Academy, Monroe, Ga. (2014) 

Once ranked as the nation’s top all-purpose back the four star arrived on campus with 4.3 speed expectation to light up the scoreboard.  Georgia, Clemson, Auburn, and many others offered but Derrick Ansley and Mark Stoops earned his signature.  Another statement signee this time from the state of Georgia where UK has historically recruited well, but more so on a development basis.  Another win vs. the establishment.

Jason Hatcher – Trinity HS, Louisville, Ky. (2013) 

Believe it or not, there was once a time when UK selected, not recruited the city of Louisville.  That is no longer the case.  Not only did Stoops flip Hatcher from his original commitment to Southern Cal, he fought off the hometown Cardinals.  Trinity has deep ties to U of L with a host of future Cards playing for the Rocks. By going against trend, Jason’s signing was imminent in UK’s re-entry to the Commonwealth’s largest city. Further, early in his recruiting process, Hatcher had very little interest in Kentucky.  The quick nature of is de-commitment from USC to signing with UK will go down as an all-time recruiting win.

Kobie Walker – Good Counsel HS, Olney, Md. (2014) 

Injuries have prevented Walker to display his talent, but it’s there. It will surface.  Expected to add depth at OLB, Kobie hails from one of the nation’s top high school football programs, Our Lady of Good Counsel that annually produces a number of high level players. His signing christened Tommy Mainord’s entrance into the greater DC area. 2014 was also UK’s re-entry into the northeast, an area that has provided the BBN with all-time greats such as Art Still and Derrick Ramsey.  Mainord has continued to show his worth in the nation’s capital by signing three Beltway players in this year’s class.  All were from traditional powers.

Matt Elam – John Hardin HS, Elizabethtown, Ky (2014) 

When a four star defensive lineman calls Kentucky home, signing him crosses from importance to obsession.  Such was the case with Matt Elam. UK vs. Alabama hadn’t resulted in an on the field win for the Cats since 1997.  2014 saw a Wildcat win on the recruiting trail. Nick Saban did not hide the fact that Elam was a priority.  Matt’s on the field potential will meet production but for now, his signature rocked the recruiting world and demonstrated UK’s priority for keeping Kentucky’s best at home.

Let the argument begin.  I actually invite discussion.  My goal is to provoke football thought.


Hey Auburn, back off our boy

Hey Auburn, back off our boy

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Longtime UK commit Landon Young just picked up a scholarship offer from Auburn and Auburn needs to check itself before it wrecks itself because Landon is ours. Back off, Tigers. We called dibs on Landon a long time ago. Don’t show up now thinking you’re going to take our prized commitment. This is your one warning.

Anyway, as I was saying before I lost my cool, Auburn offered the four-star offensive tackle from Lexington and he plans to take a visit. We’ve had conversations with him in the past and he seems to be in love with UK and his future in the program, so let’s not worry too much. He’s taken like a million visits to UK for games and camps and he’s one of the leaders of the 2016 class, along with fellow offensive lineman, Drake Jackson.

Expect more than Auburn to try to slide in throughout the summer and next season, as Young is one of the best in the class. Just ask this poor guy who had to go up against him in a drill at a recent Rivals camp:


Watch WYMT’s feature on Kash Daniel

Watch WYMT’s feature on Kash Daniel

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Paintsville’s Kash Daniel is one of the hottest names in college football recruiting right now, so WYMT’s Jamie McCracken stopped by Paintsville High School to learn more about the four-star linebacker.

McCracken chatted with Daniel and his coaches about Daniel’s sudden rise to stardom as some of the nation’s top programs express interest in his game.

“I’m not going to lie, the first two days Kentucky and Louisville offered me, my mind was spinning 600 miles per hour,” Daniel admitted.

The report also shows him breaking a rim before a high school basketball game, in case you weren’t already impressed by his strength and athleticism.

In case you missed it, check out Tyler’s feature on Daniel from last week.


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Experience a Recruiting Visit with Vince Marrow

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I’ve been inside Nutter a gazillion times, but not everyone has seen the place Kentucky football calls home.  In this SEC Network exclusive, Vince Marrow simulates what it’s like to take an on-campus visit, giving Greg McElroy the behind-the-scenes tour.

If that isn’t cool enough, check the new swag in the equipment room with TK.  These guys are gonna be pretty fly in the Fall.

If the pic doesn’t take you to the video, click here.


247Sports gave Kash Daniel his fourth star

One of the hottest names in college football recruiting right now is Paintsville’s Kash Daniel, who picked up his fourth star from 247Sports today. Daniel is now a four-star linebacker, rated as the No. 8 inside linebacker in America. Dude is BLOWING UP.

Daniel grew up a fan of the Wildcats and he holds that coveted scholarship offer from Mark Stoops, but if Kentucky is going to keep its boy in state, it will take a fight. Several of the nation’s top programs are picking up interest, including Ohio State and Florida. Ohio State was in Paintsville yesterday; Florida will visit next week.

Daniel’s new recruiting ranking and all of this new hype will only draw even more attention to his game during the May evaluation period. Great for Kash, but Kentucky would like to keep him under the radar.

If you didn’t see Mrs. Tyler’s profile of Kash earlier this week, do yourself a solid and check it out here.


How Kash Daniel went from Eastern Kentucky boy to red-hot recruit in two weeks

How Kash Daniel went from Eastern Kentucky boy to red-hot recruit in two weeks

The past ten days have been the craziest of Kash Daniel’s life. Two weeks ago, the 6’3″ 230 lbs. linebacker from Paintsville only held offers from Austin Peay, Ball State, Charlotte, Marshall, and Troy. After a breakout performance at the Rivals Camp in Charlotte in which he was ranked the sixth best defensive performer, major offers began pouring in, starting with Kentucky on April 27.

“Being a kid from Kentucky, it felt really good,” Kash said of receiving a scholarship offer from Mark Stoops. “You grew up watching Kentucky football, and to get an offer from Coach Stoops and that staff really means a lot. From the way that the program’s headed, it’s such a really high honor for me.”

The next day, Louisville offered. A few days after that, South Carolina and Purdue. Tomorrow, Ohio State is coming to town to watch him practice. That’s pretty huge for Paintsville, a small town nestled in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky.

“The whole community knows about it because it’s pretty exciting. It’s not every day you get the defending National Champions coming to a small town like Paintsville,” Kash said. Kash works at a car wash during the summer, and said his old boss texted him when he heard the news.

“He randomly texted me the other day and said, ‘I heard Ohio State’s coming to practice.’ If he knows about it, the entire town of Paintsville knows about it, and if the entire town of Paintsville knows about it, then all of Eastern Kentucky knows about it.”

“Being from Eastern Kentucky, you kind of get looked down on because of where you’re from.”

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Eastern Kentucky isn’t just where Kash is from, it’s who he is, and one of the first things he mentioned when we spoke. Kash doesn’t just want to be a football player, he wants to be a trailblazer for his region, which is why Stoops’ focus on in-state talent hits home.

“It shows there are kids in Kentucky that can play as well. I’m the only kid from Eastern Kentucky that’s got a Division I offer. I’m the only kid in Eastern Kentucky that’s been ranked by Rivals. Being from Eastern Kentucky, you kind of get looked down on because of where you’re from. The big thing for me is to show people it doesn’t matter where you come from, what school you go to, if you can play, they’ll find you.”

Kash claims he wasn’t really a fan of any team growing up, but went to a few UK games every year with his family. Although Kash also speaks highly of Louisville, the fact that Kentucky was the first major program to give him an offer is not lost on him.

“I’m the first kid from Paintsville High School to hold an offer from Kentucky since 1987. The last guy to do that was by the name of Joey Couch, and he ended up being an all-SEC lineman. It’s a really high honor for me,” Kash said.

Kash’s latest visit to Kentucky came during spring practice, and although he didn’t express any preference between the Cats and the Cards right now, he left Lexington impressed.

“I was really exciting to watch because they were all fired up. Even thought it was spring practice, it was like they were getting ready to play someone like Alabama or something. Really high intensity, they were really excited to play. Even thought it was just a practice scrimmage, you could feel the excitement that was there. That’s good to know the players were excited about it. It was a really good experience.”

Middle school ties with in-state guys

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Kash Daniel, Drake Jackson (6th, 7th from the left) and the rest of the Kentucky All-Star team in eighth grade

A lot of the buzz around the Kentucky program stems from a strong 2016 recruiting class, which includes top in-state prospects Drake Jackson, the top center in the country from Woodford County; Zy’Aire Hughes, a three-star athlete from McCracken County; Landon Young, a four-star offensive tackle from Lafayette; and Davonte Robinson, a three-star cornerback from Henry Clay. Kash is very familiar with the first two, going back to when they played on an all-star team back in eighth grade. Kash calls Drake, the leader of the 2016 recruiting class, his “old buddy.”

“I’ve known him since we were in middle school, played on some all-star teams together. Drake’s a great player and Zy’Aire Hughes, I’ve played with him too, Landon Young, I’ve gotten to know him over the years on recruiting trips and stuff like that,” Kash said. “I’m pretty close to all of them. Most of those guys are in-state guys, and most of the in-state guys I’ve played with, so we’ve got a really good relationship.”

In fact, Kash said he talks to Drake probably three times a week now. “Ever since Kentucky offered, he’s been calling me, you know, texting me, trying to get me to commit as early as possible,” Kash said. “He’s like, “man, it’s gonna be just like eighth grade on the all-star team. You, me, Zy’Aire, add Landon in to the mix, we’ve got a chance to do something special here.”

Drake Jackson’s sales pitch

I talked to Drake about Kash, and he couldn’t hide the excitement in his voice. “Kash is my boy. I like that guy a lot.” Drake’s sales pitch has four key points:

  1. The chance to represent your state;
  2. Stoops’ record of developing defensive talent;
  3. Erik Korem’s high-performance training program; and
  4. The chance to play in the SEC in your own backyard.

“For Kash, he’s an in-state kid. I know his mom is a big UK fan. What I say to Kash, I say ‘Kash, listen. You and I, we’ve played together, we know what it’s like to play in Kentucky, represent the state of Kentucky. You want to go play where you’re going to be known. You play at Kentucky, you’re the hometown hero,” Drake said. “You know what it’s like to represent the state, there’s nothing better. I’m not even playing there yet and I feel like I’m representing the state. You’re not that far away, you can come back home after a game, say hi to your mom and dad, you can come home every now and then and watch your old high school team play.”

Drake is already pointing to the 2015 NFL Draft as proof Stoops can develop defensive talent. “You want to look at this past draft, Bud Dupree and Za’Darius Smith. Now, they’re different players than Kash is, but Bud was a projected linebacker, so is Kash, so you’ve got to look at how Coach Stoops and Coach Eliot have been able to develop these type of players, especially guys who are in the front seven. That’s big for Kash. Kash is a linebacker. Coach Stoops is really good with defensive backs and linebackers, as is Coach Eliot. That’s a big pitch.”

Erik Korem’s high-performance training program is another major selling point. “Kash is huge, he’s like a freak athlete. When he gets to UK, the weight program they have is so good. Kash will be freaking jumping over buildings by then,” Drake said. “I told Kash ‘you’re strong, but they’re going to take you to a whole other level.'”

Finally, Drake circled back to the point that’s already pulled in several in-state prospects. “You’re such a stud you’ll get immediate playing time here for sure,” Drake told Kash. “You’re playing on a big stage but you’re doing it at home. You get to play in the SEC in your backyard. There’s no comparison to that.”

Taking his time to do it right

Kash admitted that the past two weeks have been “overwhelming,” and if Ohio State likes what they see tomorrow, it’s going to get even crazier. “I think if Ohio State offers me, that would be a really high honor for me, and this thing will bust wide open. If a great program like Ohio State believes in you, then everyone in the SEC, ACC, they’ll be like, ‘okay who is this kid?'”

Although an offer from the defending National Champions would be hard to turn down, Kash said he’s determined to take his time to go through the entire recruiting process.

“I’ve got five official visits and I talked to my dad about this, every school wants me to commit as soon as possible, but it’s pretty overwhelming as a 17-year-old to make the decision right on the spot, so I’m going to take time with me and my family to take those five official visits to make my decision. Once those visits are over, I’ll have and idea of where I want to be.”

If there’s anyone who knows what Kash is going through right now, it’s Drake. “Kash is going to get big offers, and if he’s smart, he’s going to take his time and make sure he makes the right decision. That’s what I did. I probably could have committed to UK when they offer me right after my sophomore football season, but you’ve gotta be smart. If you have an opportunity to get offers like Ohio State and all those other schools, you only get recruited once,” Drake said.

That being said, don’t think for one second that Drake’s throwing in the white towel. “I said, ‘listen Kash, I want you in blue now, but I totally respect you going out taking visits because you want to. You want offers from South Carolina, Louisville, Kentucky, all these big schools. I want Kash in blue, but I also want him to have fun with the rest of the recruiting process.”

Trading cartoons for wind sprints

Kash and his father

Kash and his father

For now, Kash is just grateful to see all of his hard work coming to fruition. “You can tell the community of Painstville, they’re really proud of me and what I’ve done,” Kash said. “They all know how hard I’ve worked over the years, the hard work and stuff I’ve put in outside of practice. I’ll be on the floor doing 200, 300 pushups a night during TV commercials.”

That work ethic goes back to his childhood. “When I was a little kid, my dad’s was really hard on me. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing because I know what he’s trying to do now, he just wanted me to have the best opportunity to be the best player I can be. So at twelve years old, when kids are waking up at 10 a.m. on a Saturday and watching cartoons and having breakfast made for them, I got up at 7 a.m. and started running wind sprints with my dad and having to make my own breakfast and after that, we’d watch college football.”

Kash’s father was a professional bass fisherman but gave up the job when Kash was born so he wouldn’t have to be on the road so much. As you might imagine, he’s a pretty proud man right now. “He really is,” Kash said. “It’s more of a pride thing for him because he’s put a lot of work too for this to happen for me. I can’t thank him enough.”


Drake Jackson and Landon Young Discuss Committing to UK

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Justin Rowland from Rivals was at the Rivals Camp in St. Louis this weekend and caught up with Drake Jackson and Landon Young, two huge commits for Kentucky football.

The two offensive linemen discussed being committed to Kentucky despite having offers from schools like Alabama and Ohio State as well as competing to be better than the other as they get ready to head to Lexington. The Rivals Camp takes place in 15 different cities with players from Rivals100 competing in various events to move on to the finals, held in Baltimore in early June.

Oh, and in case there were any doubts about Jackson or Young flipping, Rowland tweeted this out:

#StoopsTroops


UK Football adds a 2015 walk-on

You’re looking at Isaiah Brown, a 2015 wide receiver/defensive back from Augusta Christian High School
in Martinez, Georgia. Brown accepted a walk-on position with the UK football team, where he’ll join his high school teammate and offensive tackle signee Calvin Taylor. Brown shared the news on Twitter this afternoon:

Brown is 6’0″, 175 lbs., and runs a 4.43 40-yard dash. Not too shabby.


Gunnar Hoak says he “really loves” Kentucky’s offense

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Three-star 2016 quarterback Gunnar Hoak committed to UK a little over a week ago, and this past weekend, participated in the Rivals Quarterback Challenge in Cincinnati. Rivals’ Josh Helmholdt interviewed Hoak, a Dublin, Ohio native, about his decision to commit to Kentucky and what he likes about the Cats.

“It was a great choice, I thought, it was a great situation to get into knowing how many quarterbacks they have on their roster right now and how they didn’t take a quarterback in the class of 2015, I think I can get there and see myself playing early. I didn’t want to pass that opportunity up.”

Hoak is particularly a big fan of Shannon Dawson, Kentucky’s new offensive coordinator.

I really love the offense, I can definitely see myself playing in that,” Hoak said. “They throw it around a lot. I know Coach Dawson, he set records at other schools throwing it 89, 90 times a game, so I like that, definitely.”

To see the entire interview, in which Hoak also discusses what he wants to improve on in his senior season, head on over to Rivals.com.

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The future of Kentucky football

The future of Kentucky football

 

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With spring ball over, I thought we could take a look into the way future of Kentucky football. So here is a little bio on each of Kentucky’s 16 recruits for the 2016 class according to 247sports.com

Drake Jackson

— Drake Jackson is a 4-star offensive guard from Versailles, KY. He is ranked first in his position in the state of Kentucky. Jackson picked the Cats over Ohio St., Purdue and Alabama.

Landon Young

—Landon Young is a 4-star offensive tackle from Lexington, KY. He is ranked second in the state Kentucky and 20th overall in his position.

Jordan Griffin

— Jordan Griffin is a 3-star cornerback from Jonesboro, GA. He is ranked 46th in the state of Georgia. Griffin, recruited by Derrick Ansley, picked the Cats over Louisville.

AJ Rose

— AJ Rose is a 3-star running back from Cleveland, OH. He is ranked 19th in the state of Ohio and 39th overall in his position. Rose played both quarterback and running back in high school, but was recruited as a running back.

Tobias Gilliam

— Tobias Gilliam is a 3-star cornerback from Dayton, OH. He is ranked 32nd in the state of Ohio and 69th overall in his position. Gilliam picked Kentucky over Ohio State.

Jaylin Bannerman

— Jaylin Bannerman is a 3-star outside linebacker from Pickerington, OH. He is ranked 31st in the state of Ohio and 44th overall in his position. The 6-foot-6, 215 pound linebacker was recruited by Vince Marrow and committed in February.

Ben Snell

— Ben Snell is a 5-foot-11 running back from Westerville, OH. He is ranked 33rd overall in the state of Ohio and 55th in his position. The 3-star running back, recruited by Vince Marrow, committed to Kentucky in February

Roland Walder

— Roland Walder is a 3-star inside linebacker from Dayton, OH. He is ranked 37th in the state of Ohio and 25th overall in his position. The 6-foot-3, 220 pound linebacker committed to Kentucky in October.

Luke Fortner

— Luke Fortner is a 3-star offensive tackle form Sylvania, OH. He is ranked 38th overall in the state of Ohio and 76th in his his position. Fortner picked Kentucky over Maryland, Western Michigan, Marshall and Cincinnati.

Zy’Aire Hughes

— Zy’Aire Hughes is a 3-star dual-threat quarterback, wide receiver from Paducah, KY. Hughes is ranked 5th in the state of Kentucky and 61st overall in his position. Kentucky is looking to play Hughes at the wide receiver spot.

Dakota Holtzclaw

— Dakota Holtzclaw is a three-star tight end from Columbus, OH. He is ranked 42nd in the state of Ohio and 39th overall in his position. The 6-foot-7 tight end, recruited by Vince Marrow, picked the Cats over Louisville.

Justin Rigg

— Justin Rigg is a 3-star tight end from Springsboro, OH. He is ranked 4th in the state of Ohio and 38th overall in his position. Rigg picked Kentucky over Cincinnati, Pitt and West Virginia.

Gunnar Hoak

— Gunnar Hoak is a 3-star quarterback from Dublin, OH. He is ranked 44th in the state of Ohio and 53rd overall in his position. Hoak is Kentucky’s latest commit in the 2016 class and the first scholarship quarterback to be added since Drew Barker.

Kayaune Ross

— Kayaune Ross is a 3-star junior-college wide receiver from Phoenix College in Arizona. He is ranked 3rd in the state of Arizona and 3rd overall in his position. Ross is originally from Lakota West High in Ohio and is friends with current players Mikel Horton and Kyle Meadows.

Davonte Ross

— Davonte Ross is a 3-star cornerback from Lexington, KY. He is ranked 8th in the state of Kentucky and 101st overall in his position. Ross decided to stay home and play in his home state of Kentucky over Notre Dame.

Kordell Looney

— Kordell Looney is a 3-star defensive tackle from Springfield, OH. He is ranked 48th in the state of Ohio and 60th overall in his position. The 6-foot-4, 285 pound tackle was recruited by Vince Marrow and picked the Cats over Bowling Green, Illinois and Toledo.

 

 


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As Kindsey posted earlier, Kentucky got a huge football recruit today. Gunnar Hoak, out of Dublin, Ohio, is a three star pro-style QB who has a cannon of an arm. The 6’4″ 190 lb high school junior is rated the 53 best pro-style QB in the nation right now by 247 Sports, and threw for 2,584 yards and 30 TDs with only 3 interceptions this past year, completing 65% of his passes. He’s ranked by Rivals as #32 overall prospect in Ohio. Hoak is the 16th recruit for Stoops & Co. for 2016 and the first quarterback commitment Kentucky has gotten since Drew Barker.

Justin Rowland said on twitter that he is exactly what Kentucky needs:  

Hoak told 247 that he is excited to come play for the Cats, “It’s a great situation. With them only having two quarterbacks on the roster and they didn’t take a guy in the 2015 class.”

He took unofficial visits to Indiana, Bowling Green, Toledo, Pitt, Duke, and West Virginia. He also had offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincy, Kent St., and Toledo.

His arm totally lives up to his name. Watch him work:


YAHTZEE!!

Three-star quarterback, Gunnar Hoak, committed to Kentucky during his visit this afternoon. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect from Dublin, Ohio picked Kentucky after receiving his first offer during his first visit on campus last weekend.

Scout.com ranks Hoak as the No. 35 ranked quarterback in the class of 2016. 247Sports ranks him at No. 53 in his class and Rivals.com has him at the No. 32 prospect out of Ohio.

With Hoak’s commitment, Kentucky now has a total of 16 players committed for 2016.

Welcome to the #BBN Gunnar!

 


“Full cost of attendance” is a recruiting disadvantage for UK

Tim Sullivan over at the Courier-Journal points out a big disadvantage in recruiting that hasn’t really been discussed since a change in legislation early this year.

Now, after putting it to a vote in January, the Power 5 conferences can increase the value of athletic scholarships to the full cost of attendance, meaning student-athletes on a cost-of-attendance scholarship will receive an additional stipend for personal expenses. That stipend varies from school to school depending on what the scholarship covers and what it actually costs to attend the university. The difference at Kentucky (the amount the student-athlete will receive for expenses) is substantially lower than other schools around the SEC, which could play a big role in the recruitment of a blue chip prospect.

As Sullivan writes, “If the University of Kentucky is to remain competitive in recruiting athletes, it may need the merchants of Lexington to raise their prices.”

Here are a few examples from around the league:

School, Old Scholarship/New Scholarship (Difference)
Kentucky, $21,464/$23,748 ($2,284)
Mississippi, $18,204/$22,704 ($4,500)
Mississippi State, $17,294/$22,420 ($5,126)
South Carolina, $21,414/$25,565 ($4,151)
Tennessee, $23,710/$29,376 ($5,666)

For a complete list of schools from the ACC and SEC, and a good quote from Oscar Combs, check out the Courier-Journal here.


Austin Kendall commits to Oklahoma

Here’s some unfortunate news what I am not happy to pass along: four-star QB Austin Kendall has committed to Oklahoma:

Kendall decommitted from Tennessee and the Cats were thought to have a good shot with him, especially since his older brother is a walk-on wide receiver at UK.

Something tells me Bob Stoops will hear about this one at the next family gathering.