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Stoops talks about the five early enrollees of 2014


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Stoops took the stage during today’s big press conference and for the first time, was able to talk about the five 2014 players who have signed their financial aid agreements and will enroll in January. Here’s what he had to say about Dorian Hendrix, Mikel Horton, Thaddeus Snodgrass, TV Williams, and Drew Barker:

Photo via Hendrix's Twitter

DORIAN HENDRIX
Linebacker, Huber Heights, Ohio

“I think he was my first commit, he was my first commit in this 2014 class, Dorian Hendrix. Dorian is a linebacker and a very good football player.”

Photo via ESPN

MIKEL HORTON
Running back, West Chester, Ohio

“Unbelievable player, big physical running back, he’s the whole package. He’s got agility, he’s got strength, he’s got the size that we need to compete in this league.”

Photo via ESPN

THADDEUS SNODGRASS
Wide receiver, Springfield, Ohio

“Big strong wide receiver, great player, great in the classroom, so we’re excited about Thaddeus.”

Photo via ESPN

TV WILLIAMS
Wide receiver, McKinney, Texas

“Good to branch out and get in the Dallas area and sign a player from there. TV is a very electric guy, an inside receiver, and we’re very excited about TV.”

Photo via ESPN

DREW BARKER
Quarterback, Hebron, Kentucky

“Last but not least, a guy who’s very important to us and this program because he’s one of the best players in the state and we all know how important it is lock down your own state and to start the recruiting within your state. This guy has been rock sold, he’s a tremendous leader, he’s a heck of a player, he’s a national recruit, he’s an Elite 11 quarterback and he’s tough as nails, but the thing I love about him most is his leadership.”

Stoops on all five early enrollees:

“We’re excited, as I said before, when we’re gonna build this program, it starts with guys like that. That’s a great five guys that we’re able to touch on right now that will enroll in January. There’s a whole slew of guys that will join these five that will be here either in January or September and believe me, we’re very happy to be here and optimistic about the future. We’re very excited about this last game.”

On the Tennessee game:

“We’re going out to practice today, this team will show a lot of fight and make you all proud and we’re going to go out and give everything we’ve got in this last game.”

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7 responses to “Stoops talks about the five early enrollees of 2014”

  1. Shelton is the Atlanta Club

    The other coaches in the SEC are rolling on the floor hysterical with laughter.

    1. dustin

      You do realize Barker was wanted badly at USC, and Horton was very highly recruited also right?

    2. classof68

      It’s a start. Joker would still be looking to fill half the class if he was still here.

  2. cracka

    you guys remember Torian Graham from Word of God (John Wall) … committed to NC State for 2012, apparently had to go the JUCO route, now looking to get back to D1 and will be looking at schools for 2014 … UK assistants watched him recently

  3. classof68

    Ha Ha. Stoops made a funny. TV is an electric guy.

  4. niaps

    Love the guys coming in but success is gotta start up front. Need linemen and really need them on offense.

  5. Jesus is King

    I agree whole-heartedly with # 4. Until we can start getting a push up front on both sides of the ball we will continue to struggle, no matter the talent of our skill players. I know we get whipped in every area in most every game, but its so much more noticeable upfront in the trenches.