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Article written by Nick Roush

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19 responses to “Neal Brown Picks Up His First West Virginia Commitment from Kentucky”

  1. weneedpitino

    No biggy, with Stoops in control we will be fine. We will have a top 5 recruiting class in the next few years. I also predict at least an 11 win season next year, or possibly undefeated. The football Gods are on our side. Football school from here on out.

  2. StuckinLville

    I had a feeling he was going through get this kid. That sucks.

    1. mashburnfan1

      A WR, not surprised. Why would a good wr want to come to UK until we show we are going to throw the ball down the field. Is why we missed out on the top wr recruits we went after.

  3. weneedpitino

    No worries TruckinLville, Stoops has got this.

  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    For those who were asking on the Show Thread, I’m okay! The tornado(s) that unfortunately hit Bama were about 45 minutes to an hour east of where I live in Montgomery.

    Prayers for all those affected.

    1. StillBP

      yay! Happy you checked in and are good.

    2. notFromhere

      Thank God! Good to hear you’re ok

  5. Headhurts

    Good luck kid, hope u like John Denver songs, Fart, yawn.

  6. notFromhere

    Gonna lose some. Gonna win some. It’s just life. If WV is “home,” why would we expect the kid to go to UK? We want the kids that want to be here.

    Wouldn’t have won 10 games without losing quite a few kids to other schools before and after signing days.

    1. notFromhere

      It’s not even a “loss” for us, or a “win” for them. Seeing it that way is objectifying the kids being recruited. They’re not meat. They decided a long time ago where they wanted to go. It’s just now that we and they are finding out what they decided

  7. Cole28

    I mean, Neal and Reese are both from Danville. That’s always going to be tough to compete against. I’m also sure it probably doesn’t help that his father, Chuck – the Boyle county head coach, was canned by UK as middle LB coach a few years back (before eventually landing right back in the same gig at Boyle where he was right before taking the LB job at UK). Reckon Chuck has hard feelings, or Reese just wanted something different?

    At any rate, this is very early on, and its a verbal commitment. If the UK staff really wants this kid, they wont stop recruiting him until he signs.

    1. cb15

      Just because they have the same last name doesn’t mean it’s his son. Smith is a very common name.

    2. Cole28

      Ah, looks like you’re right. I’d think that if Reese was Chuck’s son, then the below article would have made something of it (but did not). I stand corrected. Plus, from this article, and Chuck’s reference to “our program” (in reference to UK) there is certainly NO hard feelings. I’d retract my statement, but they don’t let you delete comments on here. Haha

      https://lex18.com/sports/vaughts-views/2018/09/13/count-ex-uk-player-coach-chuck-smith-as-one-who-was-glad-to-see-ridiculous-streak-end/

  8. davisfeathers

    100% not related to Chuck

    1. Cole28

      Got it, thanks.

  9. kjd

    Where else would a wide receiver from KY go? Just about any place with a QB and a coach that will throw it.

  10. truebluefootballfan

    We wouldn’t have won close to ten games if we’d thrown more. Anyone that thinks different is kidding themselves with all the drops we had. If we had more than one receiver that could consistently catch the ball and that wasn’t 6ft or under then we’d take more shots down the field. This kid isn’t gonna be that guy for us so no loss. We’re fine at slot for a while… We need BIG receivers with GOOD hands, until they come or can be developed from what we got, power football it is.

    1. notFromhere

      Yep

    2. KentuckyTexan

      This is why getting Tae Tae was so important.