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A Look at Kentucky’s Current Football Commitment List for the 2015 Class


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With the addition of three new names over the last week, Kentucky’s 2015 football commitment list is looking good and climbing the team rankings nationally. The class is now ranked No. 20 in the 247Sports’ rankings and 18th overall on Rivals.com, very unfamiliar territory in the days before Mark Stoops took over and changed the level of incoming talent in Lexington. Tonight we’ll check out the 12 young men who make up UK’s current class, another exciting group in the making midway through the summer before the season begins. Go Cats, y’all.

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GEORGE ASAFO-ADJEI
Offensive Lineman
West Chester, OH
6-4 | 295

Ranking: 
247Composite: 52 OT | 444
247Sports: 20 OT | 172
Rivals:  42 OG
ESPN: 56 OG
Scout: 35 OG

Committed: June 23, 2014

Other Offers: Louisville, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Florida, Connecticut, Illinois

Additional Note: Asafo-Adjei is on track to graduate early and he plans to enroll at Kentucky in January. He played with two current Wildcats, Mikel Horton and Kyle Meadows, at Lakota West High School.

 

ELI BROWN
Outside Linebacker
Bowling Green, KY
6-2 | 185

Ranking: 
247Composite: 12 OLB | 193
247Sports: 19 OLB
Rivals: 10 OLB | 133
ESPN: 13 OLB | 228
Scout: 19 OLB | 222

Committed: April 21, 2014

Other Offers: Ohio State, USC, Ole Miss, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky

Additional Note: Originally a Vanderbilt commit, Brown re-opened his recruitment in October shortly after an unofficial visit to Ohio State, UK’s biggest competitor for Brown at the time.

 

CJ CONRAD
Tight End
LaGrange, OH
6-5 | 225

Ranking: 
247Composite: 9 TE | 204
247Sports: 14 TE
Rivals: 7 TE | 195
ESPN:
Scout: 6 TE | 155

Committed: May 9, 2014

Other Offers: Arkansas, Illinois, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Additional Note: Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame were picking up interest, but he chose the Cats before they could close in. Vince Marrow was the lead recruiter, of course, and Conrad liked how UK was on him early. Indiana was the other finalist with Kentucky. He plans to enroll early.

 

DARIUS FULLWOOD
Defensive End
Onley, MD
6-4 | 240

Ranking: 
247Composite: 18 WDE | 399
247Sports: 20 WDE
Rivals:  18 DE
ESPN: 36 DE
Scout: 46 DE

Committed: June 28, 2014

Other Offers: Virginia Tech, Maryland, Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Miami, Penn State

Additional Note: Fullwood committed to UK with fellow DC area prospect Jabari Greenwood during a small ceremony in Fullwood’s home. UK freshman safety/linebacker Kobie Walker played with Fullwood at Good Counsel High School and had a significant role in his recruitment.

 

JABARI GREENWOOD
Wide Receiver
Washington, DC
6-4 | 195

Ranking: 
247Composite: 57 WR | 516
247Sports: 54 WR
Rivals:  42 WR
ESPN: 56 WR
Scout: 58 WR

Committed: June 28, 2014

Other Offers: Maryland, Michigan State, NC State, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Iowa

Additional Note: Greenwood and Darius Fullwood pulled off the rare Double-Yahtzee, announcing their commitment to Kentucky together in Fullwood’s home. Greenwood said he had known for some time Kentucky is where he would land, thanks to the spread offense and his relationship with Tommy Mainord, UK’s wide receivers coach and the lead recruiter in the D.C. area. “I love Lexington and I can’t wait to get down there and show Big Blue Nation what I can do,” he told WYMT after committing.

 

LUKE HIERS
Center
Lake Wales, FL
6-3 | 295

Ranking: 
247Composite: 8 C | 550
247Sports: 9 C
Rivals: 3 C | 247
ESPN: 4 C
Scout: 9 C

Committed: May 1, 2014

Other Offers: Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, NC State, South Florida, Syracuse

Additional Note: A four-star product on Rivals.com, Hiers committed to Kentucky days after visiting Lexington for the Blue-White game. He was Rivals’ second-ranked center in the country at the time, but has since dropped a spot to No. 3. There are reports that he committed back in October but waited to see the campus before going public with it.

 

JORDAN JONES
Outside Linebacker
Youngstown, OH
6-2 | 203

Ranking: 
247Composite: 48 OLB | 694
247Sports: 49 OLB
Rivals: 32 OLB
ESPN:
Scout:

Committed: May 8, 2014

Other Offers: Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan State, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana

Additional Note: Jones attends Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio, alma mater of Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow.

 

LEVON LIVINGSTON
Offensive Tackle
Washington, DC
6-7 | 232

Ranking: 
247Composite: 99 OT | 873
247Sports: 50 OT
Rivals:
ESPN:
Scout:

Committed: April 5, 2014

Other Offers: West Virginia, NC State

Additional Note: Livingston plays both sides of the line of scrimmage in high school and insists he can play either in college, however, the plan is to use him on the offensive line at Kentucky.

 

LOGAN STENBERG
Offensive Tackle
Madison, AL
6-6 | 327

Ranking: 
247Composite: 85 OT | 787
247Sports: 98 OT
Rivals: 9 C
ESPN:
Scout:

Committed: April 5, 2014

Other Offers: UAB

Additional Note: Stenberg committed to UK on the same day as fellow offensive linemen Levon Livingston and Larry Wells.

 

ALEX STUMP
Wide Receiver
Lakewood, OH
6-3 | 190

Ranking: 
247Composite: 52 WR | 436
247Sports: 34 WR
Rivals: 40 WR
ESPN:
Scout: 51 WR

Committed: May 3, 2014

Other Offers: Cincinnati, Miami (FL), West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Ohio, Harvard, Yale

Additional Note: Stump, who will undoubtedly see his ranking climb next season, called Kentucky the perfect fit when he committed earlier this month. “Their offense is a great offense for receivers,” he told the Herald-Leader. “Maybe, possibly I could have gotten ‘bigger’ offers, but this is the perfect fit for me. There was no reason not to do it.”

 

LARRY WELLS
Offensive Tackle
Kenton, OH
6-8 | 295

Ranking: 
247Composite: 128 OT
247Sports: 123 OT
Rivals:
ESPN:
Scout:

Committed: April 5, 2014

Other Offers: Cincinnati, Illinois, Akron

Additional Note: Wells committed on the same day as Levon Livingston and Logan Stenberg.

 

MASON WOLFE
Offensive Lineman
Henderson, KY
6-7 | 280

Ranking: 
247Composite: 91 OT | 1428
247Sports: 90 OG
Rivals:
ESPN:
Scout: 78 OT

Committed: April 7, 2014

Other Offers: 

Additional Note: Wolfe became the fourth offensive lineman commit in three days when he committed during an unofficial visit to UK in early April. He told 247Sports he just felt it was time and he was interested in Kentucky since the very beginning.

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Who’s next?

 

[All images and star-ratings via 247Sports.com]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 responses to “A Look at Kentucky’s Current Football Commitment List for the 2015 Class”

  1. B

    Asafo-Adjei is a 4-star per 24/7, Drew.

  2. UL Fans

    We are quiet as mice these days.

    1. scorpiocard

      Actually I commented in a very complimentary manner as well as raised some legitimate questions. Trouble is, K s r staff prefers mind(less) control.

    2. Jokes On You!

      “scorpiocard says:
      December 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      No one! turns down Texas? How ridiculous. Cracks me up how simple minded folks always think they know what someones else’s career priorities are.

      Jim Tom you know what else comes with the Texas job? CRAZY fan base expectations. If a new coach had one bad season their life would become a living hell. Charlie Strong is also a devoted family man with two daughters in their final years of high school. He’s not going to move them for ANY job. He may leave after they graduate. Sure its possible. Before they do? No way.

      Your idiotic response makes me laugh.

    3. scorpiocard

      Yes well obviously I got that call wrong. My money says Charlie doesn’t last over three years max down there. Bad fit and he didn’t even realize it. If you are following what’s going on down there he should be realizing it more every day. A & M is dominating in state recruiting and Charlie just totally blew his meeting with the Texas high school coaches. He is already getting heat, and he has not ever coached a game yet. He gets no honeymoon. Yes I thought he would be smarter and hold out for a better fit for himself.

      Regardless, we got a better coach then Charlie to replace him. And unlike Charlie this one has no hesitation to run the score up on you…even when he is coaching WESTERN.

      Seems to me the jokes on you. I can’t even imagine why you would bring it up. Not smart.

  3. Censorship

    Is a pathetic thing. Not to mention weak.

  4. Rei

    UL fans whining about censorship. Considering every 3 words out of their mouths are swear words and all, it is pretty ironic.

    1. scorpiocard

      Dude I didn’t say anything rude. In fact complimented the class. I questioned how long Stoops would stay. If I had cussed it would have been on there. That’s what they want, a mud fight.

  5. Mac

    Geez, those are some big men!

    That’s NFL size, there. And you can tell by looking at them, they’re not just weight. These guys are impact players. Awesome future!

  6. Boogie

    Hi