Weight: 200 lbs
40 time: 4.5 secs
Vertical: 37 inches
When a recruit commits to a certain school and a coaching change ensues, it sometimes causes the player re-open their recruiting process. That is not going to be the case for 2013 WR DeAngelo Yancey who committed to Kentucky over UGA, Ole Miss, and Georgia Tech in July. Yancey remains firm in his commitment to the Cats and is excited about the new coaching staff. I recently spoke with Yancey about Kentucky’s new head coach, the prospects of playing in Neal Brown’s Air Raid offense and what current Kentucky players he keeps in contact with the most.
Are you still committed to UK?
-Yes, I’m still committed.
Have you met with Head coach Mark Stoops or Offensive Coordinator Neal Brown and when did those meeting occur?
-I actually talked to Coach Stoops a couple of weeks ago and I just got off the phone with Coach Brown about ten minutes ago.
What was your overall vibe the first time talking to them?
-They both really got me excited. I can wait to get down there. I can’t wait to get down there in the spread offense that Coach Brown is bringing. I feel like Stoops is going to bring in some good (recruits) and I know he’s very defensive-oriented. I just can’t wait to get down there and play for them.
Did the coaches talk to you on how you would be used in the offense?
-We haven’t really discussed anything like that yet. Coach Brown said that he watched my film and he likes that I’m big and can run, so, anywhere I can get in. Contribute where I can contribute.
Describe what type of receiver you are. Are you a speedster or are you a possession guy?
-I think I’m a little of both. I’ve got good speed and good size and I bring physicality to the field. Above all, I consider myself a playmaker.
What are your favorite routes?
-My favorite routes are comebacks, but I’ll run fades all day.
How excited does it make you to know you are coming to an offense that loves to throw the ball around?
-It’s really a great feeling. When I heard we hired Neal Brown my first reaction was “I’m gonna catch a lot of balls and have a lot of opportunities.”
Kentucky’s special teams unit hasn’t been as productive these past two years as it had been in prior years. The unit can really use all the help it can get. Have you done any punt or kick returning in high school?
-Yeah, I do punt returns. I wanted to do kick returns but coach wouldn’t let me back there. As far as helping at UK, I most definitely think I can help out in that area.
What current UK players have influenced your decision to come to Kentucky the most?
-(Cornerback) Marcus Caffey. I know him back from Atlanta. He went to Grady. I’ve also talked to other commits. (Tight End) Darren Dowdell he goes to Grady, too. We workout together every Tuesday and Thursday.
Appreciate the interview, DeAngelo. Watch him work… to one of my favorites Kanye West’s “Power”.
Here’s a link to Yancey’s Senior Film. The kid is a beast!