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Alex Montgomery after giving his verbal to Stoops


(via @danielgillman)

This is a photo of Alex Montgomery immediately after he committed to play football for the University of Kentucky.

What a day it has been for Kentucky football recruiting and it’s only going to get better as the week rolls on.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

28 Comments for Alex Montgomery after giving his verbal to Stoops



  1. BBN
    4:12 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    whose he hugging?



  2. BBN2
    4:14 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    He huggin’ dat dude in tha back’s neck, dat whose.



  3. MadTex
    4:15 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    His sugar daddy!!!



  4. BBN3
    4:17 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    Why dey waring showts? don dey no it cold ou side?



  5. bloobloodcat
    4:18 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    WOOO what a day! Just remember folks, it might be 2-3 years before these highschool guys bulk up enough to have huge impacts in the games. Most frosh are redshirted and dont play until their R-So or R-Jr years. Let’s LET THEM GROW and be patient! No rioting if we start 1-3 or something next season! Football is a much more dynamic and long-term process for rebuilding.



  6. Matt Hones
    4:21 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    Was this today or this weekend when he actually committed??



  7. danthecat
    4:22 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    #5…I played as a freshman and did pretty good…The best freshman of today play right away…Signed , Randall Cobb



  8. Chicago Chris
    4:27 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    I am not trying to be snarky, but I am curious how we are thinking we are going that great when we are only ranked #52 in the team recruiting rankings? Is it because there’s so much more to come?



  9. JBR
    4:27 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry 7, but you show why our (basketball) fanbase is still ignorant on football. Cobb was the exception, not the rule. And, in case you still don’t understand, how many SEC championships did Cobb play for? Just sayin, this ain’t basketball, and a football team needs developed men, not freshmen boys. #5 was spot on.



  10. jdl
    4:32 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    8, our rankings are skewed right now because we only have 17 commits (one of which – Borden – hasn’t been evaluated yet so is a 0), and Rivals ranks teams according to their top 20 commits.



  11. cristoforouk
    4:36 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    #7 – Maybe at Kentucky they do, but not at other schools in the SEC. How many true freshman played for Alabama in the championship game? Point being our freshman may play but it doesn’t mean that will lead to on field results right away even with a big talent upgrade. It will take time no matter how good our class ends up being.

    Think Randall would have played as a true freshman at Alabama, LSU, or Florida? Maybe a little but not nearly as much as he did at UK.



  12. UKBlue
    4:36 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    If that is the inside of UK Football offices, then they need to ask for even more money to remodel the offices, get rid of the particular board cheap desks, so they don’t look like a 2nd grade class room. Those office chairs look like they found them in an alley. Seriously, buy some real blinds.



  13. Calf
    4:41 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    He is hugging his HS coach and that is his HS’s football office.



  14. UK CLASS NUMBUR 1! GIVE US THE CHAMPIONSHIP NOW! STOOPS POOPS
    4:42 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    whose the fat little firehead on the left?



  15. BA
    4:42 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    #9 true they are rare but how about you be excited for what is beginning at UK instead of pissing all over it. You a closet UL fan? I understand as any football fan would that it takes time to get guys up to speed however be excited for what has started in the Bluegrass. Either way it will be better than Joker years. And #7 is correct…great Freshman do play right away i.e. Cooper at Alabama, ever heard of him?



  16. BillDozer
    4:45 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    #5…very true. However, in Montgomery’s case he may be needed right away due to depth issues. Also, he has the body to head out there now.

    #8…If you look at the avg star rating, we are around 35…just lower in #’s than some.



  17. RankingsUK
    4:48 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    #8 – wait until Hearns, Timmons and say Badet commit to give us 20. We’ll jump up into the 30s most likely. And Rivals does give weight to the number of verbals. An overlooked indicator is our average star ranking…which is currently 3.06. Vandy’s is just a notch above at 3.11, but they have what, the 16th ranked class?



  18. stoops poops
    4:51 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    UofL top 30 by average star rating. keep trying to catch us big sister



  19. bloobloodcat
    4:51 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    The program is trending UP, all I was saying is that it takes collegiate football players at least 2 or 3 years before they make an impact in the SEC. This is the SEC we’re talking about, folks. Players sit on the bench at ‘Bama for 3 years then get drafted in the 1st rd after starting 1 season. That’s how it goes with football in the SEC.



  20. bloobloodcat
    4:52 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    But yes, our frosh will play b/c of depth issues. But they’ll be playing against grown men who have gone thru the rigors of SEC football for a couple years. We will shine in 2015!!!!



  21. RankingsUK
    4:54 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    18 – UK is much higher if you are changing the rules to average star rating. (I would change the rules too if I were ranked #65). UL at 3.08. UK at 3.06. Once Hearns commits (4-star) we should leap frog UL in that category as well.



  22. El Pollo Loco
    6:31 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    Did Coach Stoops stop by to see him on the way to a funeral? Get that man some blue!



  23. powski
    7:53 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    Props on the Godfather poster. Never take sides against the family.



  24. G-unit
    8:32 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky jump 12 places with 2 commitments. That’s pretty good considering we have 8 more spots and multiple 4 star talents that we are in good position with. At the end of the day it has the potential to be a top 30 possibly top 25 recruiting class



  25. Boomerball48
    8:42 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    For those that say true freshman can’t make an immediate impact here are two names for you! TJ Yeldon and Hershell Walker! Also, Georgia had a kid this year but I can’t recall his name!



  26. Boomerball48
    8:43 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    And those are just ones that came to mind!



  27. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    9:38 pm January 28, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Alex!!



  28. Bulldawg
    8:10 am January 29, 2013 Permalink

    A kid that wears shoes like that has got to be tough!! Can’t wait to see this guy light a receiver up!!! Or a running back doesn’t matter… I know the UK defense will be much improved because of Stoops and the talent he has brought. I also know the offense will be much improved with Neal Brown and the playmakers he has coming in… I don’t know how many SEC wins the Cats will get but they should be able to beat the “lesser” schools like UofL and western. GO CATS!!! Man I am diggin’ those shoes!!

    Loserville fans like to brag about their sugar bowl victory over Florida… well have you ever went to a dance and saw the girl you were supposed to go with dancing with someone else? It would make you a lot less enthusiastic about the date you did take… i.e. Florida playing a “lesser” school like uofl.