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YAHTZEE! Blake Bone commits to Kentucky!


Roll those dice! Four-star wide receiver Blake Bone ended the Yahtzee drought and committed to Kentucky this morning, choosing the Cats over South Carolina, Ole Miss and Louisville.

Let’s get to know Drew Barker’s newest target:

Wide Receiver
6’5″, 183 lbs.
Woodruff, South Carolina (Woodruff)

Chose Kentucky over: South Carolina, Ole Miss, Louisville

Rivals: #47 WR, #8 player in South Carolina Black_starBlack_starBlack_starBlack_star
ESPN: #78 WR, #15 player in South Carolina Black_starBlack_starBlack_star
247: #110 WR, #22 player in South Carolina Black_starBlack_starBlack_star
Scout: #152 WR Black_starBlack_starBlack_star

Why We Wanted Him

Bone is Kentucky’s eighth four-star commitment in the 2014 class, and the second-highest wide receiver in UK’s class, behind Thaddeus Snodgrass. Bone’s strength is his size. At 6’5″, he is the big target that UK and Drew Barker so desperately need, and has the motor and agility to maximize his frame. Bone won’t be the fastest wide receiver on the roster, but he has very quick feet for his size and gets into his routes very quickly. He’s extremely athletic and elusive in the open field, and has the size to go against any of the SEC’s big DBs.

Plus, his name is awesome.

Why He Wanted Us

Bone choosing Kentucky over his home state school of South Carolina is HUGE. Like Steve-Spurrier-tossing-his-visor huge. After Drew Barker, Bone’s the second recruit Stoops has stolen from the Ole Ball Coach, and his commitment plants a Big Blue stake in the Palmetto State. Bone visited Kentucky during the Saturday Night Prime Time camp earlier this summer, and Drew Barker said he really bonded with the 2014 class. At UK, a receiver his size will likely play early in the best conference in the nation, which is pretty tough to turn down. In addition, he can

Drew Barker on Blake

From Barker’s diary a few weeks ago:

You guys probably remember how I teased that there was a “Yahtzee” brewing on Twitter a few weeks ago. It’s still in the making, I promise. My man Blake Bone tweeted yesterday that he was making his decision in a couple of weeks, and I feel pretty good about our chances. I’m not 100% sure he’ll commit, but I think he’d be a great fit in the Air Raid offense. We need big outside receivers, and he’s 6’5″, can run and has great hands. He’s a really cool guy too, I got to hang out with him in person earlier this summer when he and a bunch of the commits came down for the Saturday Night Prime Time Camp. He’s kind of got a bond with all the guys already, and hopefully he makes a good decision and comes on board to the Big Blue Nation.

Welcome to the fam, Blake.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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40 responses to “YAHTZEE! Blake Bone commits to Kentucky!”

  1. Scott in Nashville


  2. Logan


  3. Houston Wildcat

    GO Cats!!!

  4. calisking


  5. Honky Kong

    Bad to the Bone !!!

  6. BBN_in_Iowa

    Barker to Bone for 6!!! I like the sounds of that, I like it a whole lot!!!

    BTW, TT I love the Community Yahtzee…….one of the best shows ever. 🙂

  7. Ky_Tom

    This is now like getting a Double “‘Yahtzee””..

  8. No TV Available this Week

    TT, when is the next Football movie review?

  9. Molly

    YAHTZEE! Thank you Blake Bone!!! Go Stoops!

  10. Hambone

    Just seen Rajon Rondo working out on U of L football field. Still has noticable limp.

  11. UKfanNKY

    HELL YES!!!!! GO CATS!!!

  12. Bama

    Who? Never heard of him.

  13. jdneedstoknow

    This football recruiting is unreal but so sweet. It makes me smile.

  14. Scott

    Great news! The way this staff is recruiting continues to blow my mind.

  15. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Reposted from my comment on the show thread:
    Does anyone know if this commitment might help us with Elam (Berios too, but I was mainly thinking of Elam)?

    Drew Barker, I want to hear from YOU! 🙂

  16. Matt Jones

    He has some nice DSL’s.

  17. BBN FOREVER !!!

    Gotta love it !!! Drew Barker to Blake Bone for “ANOTHER” 6 !!! BBN FOREVER !!! Can’t wait fo rit to happen !!! Welcome aboard Blake. You will look so good in Big Blue colors while crossing the goal line.

  18. Jeremy


  19. Westkycatfan

    Go Big Blue!!! This is as fun as following basketball recruiting. I never thought I would see the day that I could say that. Go CATS!!! Go Stoops!!!

  20. Mike

    Que “Bad to the Bone” in Commonwealth next year.

  21. Austin


  22. Mike

    Blake gives BBN a boner and allows Stoops to stick it to Spurrier. Hey Spurrier, hang your visor on this 6’5″ bone!

  23. UKCatsRedsColts

    Best part of this UK recruiting thing is the schools we’re beating for players.Never thought I see the day.
    Please don’t let this vanish “Claude Bassett anyone?”

  24. Weightloss Jason

    Plus he has really cool hair! Is that actually Zach Morris? Where’s the phone? Excited about the future of the BBN football camp!

  25. WKWho?

    SC….You just got “Boned”!!

  26. WKWho?

    Oh you as well, Loserville….. “Boned”!! Sorry I always forget about little brother.

  27. Tom Leach

    “Bone up the middle”

  28. CPKIII

    This is awesome stuff… Stoops is answering the question. Why not at UK?

  29. Old Cat

    Welcome aboard, great rickup.
    On another subject, I got an e-mail today from Amazon offering $30 of Hype U football tickets for $7. Does this sound like a rush for tickets to the #9 team in the country.

  30. BGKY Dave

    Congratulations Bone! You are now a BBN Rock Star!!! We are going to love you son.

  31. Awwww Yeaaah

    Our Bone is BIGGER than yours.

  32. Wildcatsteeler

    Cus I”m bad to the Bone!

  33. TennisFan29

    Late to the party, but “bone going deep” is awesome

  34. Phlatbill Phan

    We didn’t want him anyway.

  35. Keep the Mo

    let’s keep up this momentum- the commuter school down I-64 is quickly fading back into oblivion. I still think they win in Commonwealth this year for the last time (and then HCCS takes a top job somewhere else and Bridgewater goes pro), but I want to see improvement week to week, and keeping this class together is a must. Go Big Blue

  36. tom

    lol @ stolen. our wide reciever spots filled up early with 4*s Shaq Davidson and Terry Googer. We are limited to 15 spots this year

  37. SevenT

    Unbelievable recruiting class

    STOOPS is the man!!


  38. Gotta say it

    Phrases I’m waiting for:

    -Bone rises for 6!
    -Bone’s getting a lot of touches today.
    -Bone really took a hard lick there!
    -Bone deep down the middle.
    -Bone with the out and up, really left the DB holding his jock.
    -Bone forces his way through the hole.
    ….and finally
    -Bone scores on the end-around.

  39. bluegrassstu

    Even though Bone is a 3 star according to most services, this is a fantastic get for Stoops. Barker to Bone for 6. Bring. It. On.

  40. Matt

    UK is the favorite to land Elam. This will certainly help with Berrios, and UK will get either him or Moral Stephens, a 4-star WR (who is ranked higher than Berrios), to round out their WR group in this recruiting class.