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YAHTZEE! 2019 three-star DB Jalen Geiger commits to KENTUCKY


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This morning, Kentucky four-star commitment Keontra Smith flipped his commitment to Miami (FL), and Vince Marrow wasn’t too happy about it.

“We only want guys that want to be here. Trust me BBN we are going to get it done,” he tweeted.

Just a few hours later, the Cats found their replacement.

Three-star cornerback Jalen Geiger has committed to KENTUCKY!

Geiger, a 6-foot-1 corner out of Columbia, SC, chose Kentucky over Cincinnati, Rutgers, and Boston College, among others.

The newest Wildcat visited Lexington back in April, and earned a scholarship from Kentucky soon thereafter.

Watch his highlights below:

Welcome home!

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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49 responses to “YAHTZEE! 2019 three-star DB Jalen Geiger commits to KENTUCKY”

  1. krautdog

    Yahtzee only when he signs!

  2. CombatMedic_98

    Three Stars I got it but, if we are going to compete, where are all the 5-Stars being recruited by UK Staff!!! Someone has got to break the ice and start bringing in 4 & 5 Stars…PERIOD! You just can’t compete for in the SEC without them!!! Need the TOP DOGs soon!

    1. krautdog

      AMEN!!!

    2. Bill Selfs Hair Piece

      I think we’ve been competing the past 2 years. Plus we have 2 projected first-rounders who were 2 and 4-star prospects. 5-stars doesn’t equal success.

    3. UKPROF

      Double Amen! YAHTZEE! is a game played with five (5) dice, not three. But if you might come to UK, our KSR writers will give you a YAHTZEE! anyway … no stars required. We play football in the SEC (prettty sure) and if 3 star is all we get, it makes ‘competing’ really tough. We realy should save the YAHTZEE!’s for the 5-star players…or…what the heck…everybody gets a trophy!!

    4. blueballs80

      We do need 4 and 5 stars but they will come once we start winning more games in the SEC.

    5. Rembrandt

      We certainly have some clueless people posting on this thread. At least 18 current UK Wildcat football players were 4 star on either Rivals or ESPN, and one other Wildcat was a 5 star. So those of you who are complaining might want to read up on our roster. Also, UK’s coaching staff currently has about 70 scholarship offers out to 4- or 5-star prospects in the 2019 class.

    6. CombatMedic_98

      So Rembrandt, the the great and powerful Oz behind the digital curtain that thinks he knows everything: When are we going to sign a class of 4 and 5 Stars? UT signed four and five stars under a failing program last couple years! We haven’t had a TRUE 5-Star Recruit in UK football EVER! Get out of here kid…

    7. PillsburyThrowboy

      My goodness. Some of the “fans” on here just don’t get it. The amount of stars next to their name is almost as meaningless as a verbal commitment these days. There are countless examples of 2 star players being first round draft picks just as there is countless examples of 5 star players who have become complete busts. Heck, the #1 player of the class of 2015 went UNDRAFTED in recent NFL Draft. Generally speaking, is a 4 star better than a 3 star? Probably, but there are many factors into how a player develops like work ethic and coaching. So I believe in the right situations, most 3 stars can become starters on just about every SEC team.

  3. Matty Arbuckle

    Can we stop saying Yahtzee every time we get a verbal commitment? Verbal commitments obviously don’t mean anything.

  4. bluegrassstu

    Yahtzee, dumbest thing i have heard in recruiting.

    1. krautdog

      Excellent point!!!

    2. krautdog

      It’s what you do when you’re UK in SEC football!

  5. Greatcatfan

    And immediately flips when S. Car offers. Dear lord just say this kid committed and move on. When early signing day rolls around instead of signatures say we received 5 yahtzees and maintained 11 commitments. On NSD you can then say yahtzee how ever many times you need to to make up the class.

  6. UKgraduateandfanforlife

    Congratulations Coach Marrow! Thank you for all of your hard work.

  7. IAmTheDanger

    We go from a 4 star to a 3 star and we say Yahtzee….wow ?

    1. UKPROF

      YAHTZEE! is a games…played with FIVE (5) dice, not 4, not 3, not 2. not 1. KSR obviously loves the word but it means absoluted NOTHING on this site. They really should ‘shift can it’ until the UofK actually SIGNS a 5-star player. hint hint

    2. cats646

      Stars mean absolutely nothing. Benny snell-3 star, Randall Cobb-2star Bud Dupree-2star. Coach marrow knows what he’s doing.

    3. notFromhere

      Cats646, you can’t fix stupid. None of these idiots would trade Cobb or Snell for anyone if they had an ounce of grey matter. Thank God for other fans like you that back the FB Blue

    4. IAmTheDanger

      You’re talking about 2 players out hundreds you idiot….you need to wake up and clue in son.

    5. s49

      Josh Allen 2-star, CJ Conrad 3-star Stephen Johnson basically unranked. The list goes on and on a lot of fans just don’t want to see it. It’s like the NFL Draft 4-5 stars are awesome just like 1st rounders, but the meat of your roster is made up with 3 stars just like the meat of your roster is made up of day 3 NFL draft picks. They don’t look sexy and they don’t get attention but being able to find good players in the 3 star range builds a program

    6. IAmTheDanger

      OK, so we’ve been doing this for years upon years….are we still building that program….because we are currently ranked # 73 in the country and haven’t sniffed the top 25 in years….how’s that building coming??

    7. s49

      We were top 30 this year we were 10-12 votes from being top 25

    8. notFromhere

      Ranked 73 by WHOM? And by what standard? Cripes you freakin whiners!! Wtf is wrong with you?

      Rankings don’t mean crap. Star ratings don’t mean squat. Study some freaking football or shut up. Look at NFL rosters and see if kids from outside of the major conferences make it! They DO and not in small numbers.

      We’re they 5 or 4 stars? NO! Don’t be an IDIOT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!! Stop buying into every article you read from people that only look at the perennially best recruiting programs.

      Or keep reading that crap as if it’s gospel and be a moron the rest of your life.

  8. kybirdieman

    Man can we get those 3 stars. Can’t compete with that talent level.

    1. Rembrandt

      See my post above. 18 current Wildcats were 4 stars and one was a 5 star. So, before whining, study up and get some facts.

    2. notFromhere

      Rembrandt, these idiots don’t realize we’ve already been competing with the talent level we have.

      Good mix of talent regardless of star ratings. I trust the evals of these coaches.

  9. AllBall

    Yahtzee has played it self out.

  10. michaelb

    It looks like he’s underrated to me . He will play above his rating . He has really good ball skill. Excellent gunner according to the tape. This kid will be a star here say what you will but revisit these comments next winter then let’s talk again .

  11. kydrummer

    I don’t put a lot of stock in how many stars a kid has. As we all know Benny and Josh Allen were 3 stars, they are pretty good and will play at the next level. This 3 star guy could be Benny, while the 4 star who decommited could be Matt Elam. Let’s wait until they get here and see things shake out. I’ll take as many 3 star Benny & Josh Allen as we can get.

    1. cats646

      Amen

  12. michaelb

    I hate admitting this ; the diss appointment is our own fault for valuing any verbal commitment from players in 2018 and beyond.

  13. notFromhere

    Welcome,Jalen!

    We only want the ones that want to be here. Stay hungry and come eat, young man!

    1. IAmTheDanger

      You’re an idiot!!

    2. notFromhere

      Brilliant commentary. Thank you for the compliment. Go back to the sphincter you were squeezed out of

  14. notFromhere

    Quit being a bunch of whiney toddlers!

    “Waaah, waaah!! Why do they say YAHTZEE if the kids are just verbally committed?! Waaah!! I am too fragile to handle changes… Stop saying Yahtzee…”

    Spit out the pacifier, get someone to change your diaper and put you down for a nap, and let’s see how y’all feel after a few years! Cripes

    1. runningunnin.454

      They’re grumpy…need some Gerber LOL.

    2. notFromhere

      Lol! Yessir

    3. IAmTheDanger

      Looks like your the fragile one….tell momma to reheat your bottle.

    4. Greatcatfan

      These 2 just hit their terribul(I hate you Barkley stop picking us when you’re on a bad streak) 2s. I care less avout them saying yahtzee and more about them saying it before Stoops play calling ruins the season. With a better coach we could have already won a bowl or more(both were winnable), had an east title(only his first year and last year was there a dominant east team and St was a monster last year), and possibly our best when record in half these kids life spans(Louisville has been beatable every year). Not running the clock a bit against Miss st. Not throwing a 12th man on the field to basically tackle the open receiver as soon as the play starts and taking a penalty. Not going for tds when on the goal line against multiple teams who were clearly hot. This is why some of the best don’t just us and the ones that have fliped to teams that they chose us over as the season progresses (see the rebuilt Miami). They believe in what the staff is selling but you can’t keep customers as a donut shop if there’s a 25% shot at getting a stale one.

    5. Greatcatfan

      Why did win turn to when? Hate auto correct

    6. notFromhere

      IAmTheDamsel got his feelings hurt. No surprise you’re compensating for something.

      “No… you’re the fragile one… waaah waaah waaah …”

      Kindergarten comebacks don’t make you look any less fragile

  15. chris43

    Oh yeah baby YAHTZEE!!!! Boy I’ll tell ya with all these Yahtzee’s we should be dominance this year!!! ??

  16. wildcatmatt27

    Yahtzee is lame when half of your good commits go somewhere else.

  17. CombatMedic_98

    Lexington Herald…”1- Star Recruit from Planet Mars signs with UK…!” KSR response…YHATZEE!!!!!! Come on man! We need to seek out and find the four and fives TIME NOW. The Money our University spent on Mark Stoops and Company should be producing an SEC championship TIME NOW! He needs to get the right recruiters in HOUSE and start blazing the trail that NOONE in the SEC can compete with as for as recruiting. I am sick of UK football and three stars, our instate 5-Stars going to Ala-stinking-Bama’. We got dudes throwing trash cans in games, fighting, spitting on the crowds, fightin’ with staff and coaches!!! Get these thugs off the team and get some professionals that wanna play at UK PERIOD!!!!

    1. IAmTheDanger

      Couldn’t agree more.

  18. Greatcatfan

    Why did win turn to when?

  19. Alleykat16

    Every team can’t be all 5 stars but they got to have some to compete in the SEC and we are not getting them yet. Our program has got to start getting 5 star players if we are going to move up in this conference. But am thankful for every recruit that wants to be here. And the ones that flip well feed em fish heads

  20. CombatMedic_98

    Lads and Gents,
    It’s simple Mathematics…BBALL team has multiple 5-Stars and no Championships every year! I got it, appreciate every young man on the team! I understand teaching coaching and growing. With that said, we need game changers…play makers…5-Star QB’s #1, Receivers #2, etc. or a 10 more Benny Snells. Am I the only dude on the planet seeing this!?