Two of the biggest personnel holes next year’s Kentucky team will have to fill is the loss of arguably the best center/guard tandems in Wildcat history. G Larry Warford and C Matt Smith had great careers in Lexington but now set their sights on the bright lights of the NFL. With their departure, the starting five as well as depth behind them is now a concern, which is why retaining the commitment of 2013 G Ramsey Meyers is so important. Earlier today, I spoke with Meyers before he headed to a meeting with new Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman. Here’s what he told me:
Does the coaching change at Kentucky change your commitment at all?
-No, sir. I’m still committed to Kentucky.
Have you spoken with Coach Stoops?
-Yes, sir. I’ve talked to him on the phone a couple of times. He sounds like he’s really looking forward to coaching at Kentucky. All the coaches seem like they are looking forward to a good season. It’s a real exciting time.
Have you guys talked about how they plan to use you in the offense? Have you played any center in your career?
-We’ve mostly talked about playing me at guard. I haven’t played center before but it’d be something I’d be willing to learn if need be.
What guys on the current roster were most influential to getting you to UK?
-I’d say Larry Warford. Being a guard and seeing the type of success he’s had is a great thing to see.
Couldn’t embed it, but to look at Meyers’ highlights, click here. He pancakes a guy on almost every play, it’s awesome.