The news of recent football commits has be in a good mood and I’m getting more and more excited about the future of Kentucky football. Is anyone else feeling like that? Guys representing UK in the NFL right now like Jacob Tamme, John Conner, Stevie Johnson and Randall Cobb weren’t getting much love from the top flight schools when they were picking up offers. The Kentucky coaching staff was able to identify their potential and get the most out of it, despite the lower number of stars next to their name.
Now we’re getting better players on a more consistent basis. We are getting players from Kentucky and Ohio more frequently and we have established pipelines in recruiting hotbeds like Georgia and South Carolina. We may not be in the league of Alabama or Florida, in terms of recruiting, and we probably never will be. However, Joker has this program on the right track to start generating some conversation. With the right personnel and continued hard work from guys like Tee Martin, UK could be a team that is talked about for years to come.
I know a lot of people were disillusioned going into last season and expected something great, but some of those expectations were too lofty for Joker’s first season. We’ve got a new defensive coordinator in place and a slew of pieces with which he can work. Guys coming in like the Blaylock twins and Jonathan Reed are guys who play with their speed first. Another recruit we picked up a few years ago was the same kind of player and now Danny Trevathan is in the conversation as one of the best defensive player in the SEC.
On the offensive side, Patrick Towles was just named a four-star quarterback prospect and DeMarcus Sweat is generating a lot of buzz as a rising wide receiver. As much as some members of the fan base like to assume the sky is falling after every little thing and lament the fact that football isn’t on the same level as basketball, the future looks bright for UK.
If nothing else, the new guys are making sure that they prove we’re not like Ohio State. I don’t think Terrelle Pryor was ever ohw ta da library. Keep it up, Bookie: