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Nik Scalzo is “110-percent Committed” to Kentucky


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Kentucky’s latest quarterback commit wants the Big Blue Nation to know he’s here for the long haul.

This morning a pair of interviews with Scalzo were released by Rivals’ Justin Rowland and SEC Country’s Joe Mussatto.  Each interview ended with a question about the previous UK quarterback pledges that de-committed.  Scalzo gave the same response to both.

“That’s not me. I stay true to my word,” he told Mussatto. “I’m 110 percent committed to Kentucky and I don’t care if Alabama comes to my door knocking. Nothing’s gonna change my mind. All the fans out there, just know that I’m not gonna do what these past quarterbacks have done these last few years.”

He went one step further with Rowland, and even took a shot at Alabama in his response. Rowland asked: “If Nick Saban calls you tomorrow and asks you to win his sixth, seventh and eighth national titles there, what would you say?”

Scalzo replied, “I would say, ‘I’m going to win a national championship at Kentucky.'”

Scalzo’s predecessors shared a similar sentiment while committed to Kentucky.  Mac Jones frequently Tweeted things along the lines of “100-percent committed,” while Jarren Williams said he was shutting down his recruitment after his second commitment to UK, even though he eventually flipped to Miami.

Take Scalzo’s comments for what you will, however, I have a feeling you’ll enjoy the interviews with the South Florida quarterback.  You’ll discover his father played football at Clemson, he’s an adrenaline junky who loves skydiving and much more.

[Rivals and SEC Country]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

23 responses to “Nik Scalzo is “110-percent Committed” to Kentucky”

  1. meeksfor3

    Unfortunately UK fans have heard this before so forgive us for not being overly excited until he signs.

    1. KyZoneBlitz

      I think you have to take recruiting for what it is, which doesn’t matter that much, and neither did the decommitments from Jones and Williams, because a very short time later after both, we got some verybgood players, and one of them, Stephen Johnson who won more games than any QB in the past 15-20 years has, regardless if he was lighting up the air, he was a warrior who got it done and more times than not, made the smart play, the right play to win the game, and by the way, was so banged up he had like 4-5 surgeries when the season ended, and not really minor either, both knees and shoulders I believe. Then this past class we got Terry Wilson, who could turn out to be better than Jarren Williams, and also has 3 years of eligibility left so, we weren’t left hurting that much and it turned out to actually be a blessing.

    2. m4ff3w

      Does he have 3? I thought it was 2 left. I hope you are correct.

  2. deputy305

    oh here we go again, the old “i’m commited 100% routine” —-SMH!!!

    1. runningunnin.454

      Says “110%”.

  3. jimmer

    I honestly appreciate you including Mac Jones and Jarren Williams in this. Makes it more honest and less hype machine.

  4. UKgraduateandfanforlife

    There are still a lot of people that do keep their word in this world. It does hurt when they do not. However, I tend to believe this young man. He comes from good stock and background. Proud to have him as a Wildcat.

  5. ukwildcat1991

    I’m not even going to hold my breath

    1. Booby Petrino

      it would be a long time to hold your breath, so good call.

    2. meeksfor3

      On the bright side you wouldn’t have hiccups for a long time.

  6. BluKudzu

    If he is out there after NSD, I will support his efforts, along with every single player that chose UK over anywhere else.
    If not, best of luck, we will still play football.
    We have no control over the decisions a kid will make that may be crucial for his goals in life, just as he has no influence on my decisions, or whether I change my mind for what is best for my family.
    We get what we get, because of what we got.
    Good luck to Stoops in securing this QB.

  7. Han

    Let me know when he signs binding papers. Until then, he’s as likely as any other teenager to change his mind as he continues to grow up. He’s as likely as any other athlete to see the big time if/when the big boys come calling. It’s all nice and good to be a solid UK commit when we’re the best offering.

    But here’s to hoping he’s the rare player like Randall Cobb who sticks to his commitment even when previously favored schools actually come calling.

  8. ClutchCargo

    Not bashing the kid at all, but the fact that he says “Alabama” means that is the only school he would decommit for. As a parent of a teenager, I’m fluent in their language. 🙂

  9. deputy305

    he’ll be commited 110% up to the point some BIG TIME football program offers him

  10. CombatMedic_98

    Hey I hear Rick Pitino is coaching at Ky under Cal…Yahtzeeeeeeee

    1. cats646

      I actually wouldn’t be opposed to that.

  11. PillsburyThrowboy

    I hope he stays true to his word that he will stay true to his word.

  12. ChetSteadmansSalisburySteak

    Not to down play this kids abilities, but there’s not much chance we lose him to anyone else. The bottom line is that the kids measurables just don’t stack up for the top programs. Right, wrong, or indifferent there won’t be many blue bloods offering a 5’10” quarterback. That said, I’m excited to welcome him aboard. Seems like he has a good balance of swagger without being arrogant.

  13. MadHatter

    Lol yeah right. Until Miami or UF comes calling

  14. binarysolo

    I firmly believe he has UK in his heart as he makes this statement. I see in his recruitment UK is the highest profile program that’s offered. But you just don’t know how life will change when a Saban or Swinney shows interest. Remember it’s not just this young man who’s making the decision — he’ll have friends, family members, boosters getting in his head.

    The way I approach this is, he is free to go wherever he wants. Sounds like it would be nice to have him at UK. But until he steps onto campus as a UK student all of his words is just noise.

    1. ziplock

      I don’t know how he would respond to Saban calling him. But I can see how it changed Mac Jones. With Hurts and Tagovailoa in front of him he will be pulling splinters out of his butt until he graduates.

  15. IAmTheDanger

    Are we wishing this kid is good enough to be recruited by the big boys and he says no….or are we wishing he isn’t good enough to attract their attention and obviously stays with UK? Sometimes it’s that small grey area that UK works with.

  16. blueballs80

    if Tua is healthy Mac Jones will ride the bench. I am glad he chose Alabama because he is going against a freshman qb who won them a championship. Eventually, he will transfer.