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Braxton Berrios gets 104 letters


4-star WR Braxton Berrios is one of Kentucky’s top remaining targets for the 2014 class, and they’re letting him know it. Check out this picture Braxton posted on Twitter this morning of the 104 letters he received from UK, with the caption: “#BBN I think this speaks for itself. 104 handwritten letters from the coaching staff…#UK.”

The record for most letters still belongs to Matt Elam, who received 182 from UK a month ago.

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19 Comments for Braxton Berrios gets 104 letters

  1. trey
    12:43 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    hard to believe the staff wrote all of those. maybe the signatures, but most of the writing looks like a girl wrote it. but its still great what we’re doing with these recruits

  2. mike
    12:50 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    looks like we’ve made black and grey a regular part of our color scheme.

  3. jymbo
    1:03 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Seems like it’s a little overboard.

  4. Well
    1:13 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    #3 I just assume that they are getting to know each recruit individually and are only giving this sort of treatment to the ones they know will like the attention…and not just every big time recruit we’re going after.

    1:14 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    If Neal Brown wants guys who are 6’3 or bigger as his featured receivers in his air raid, why isn’t he going this hard after kids like Blake Bone, Derek Kief, and Moral Stephens? He keeps recruiting these slot receivers when we don’t have a single WR on the roster over 6′.

  6. NL
    1:29 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    5- We have a 4 guys over 6′ but I agree with the sentiment. Berrios is really good though so I could see why you would want to get him even if he didn’t fit your ideal recruit body type

  7. Ryne
    1:34 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Not trying to be a debbie downer, but am I the only one the thinks that the whole bulk letter sending is a waste of money? With tuition, taxes, etc…

  8. Terry Blue
    1:48 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Barker has named Honeynut as his “dream or ideal” recruit. I think that’s enough said and obviously our staff feels the same way. You can think the way you want about the mass mailings but it didn’t turn away Drew and it hasn’t turned away Elam, do doubt it will do anything but help us with Berrios

  9. JOHNW
    2:04 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    #7 It is part of the recruiting budget…money they have to spend to get more the next year.. If they sen1 1 or 200 it would have the same effect on tution, taxes, and ext…..

  10. marc
    2:16 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    is it just me or does this seem me a slight bit stalker-ish

  11. Ryne
    2:16 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    #9 Ok thank you for the info.

  12. Droopy
    2:23 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    #7. That $47.84 postage bill (w/o bulk rate discounts) will be the demise of UK fball and possibly UK as a whole.

  13. ian
    2:55 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    7, i dont really think its wasting too much money in the grand scheme of things, i just think its kinda strange honestly. i guess this is what recruits want nowadays but i know we made fun of basketball programs that were doing stuff similar to this, Baylor comes to mind

  14. Terry Blue
    3:07 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Some of you never cease to amaze me! We have 22 confirmed committments and are ranked I believe #4 in the NATION in football recruiting after briefly being ranked #1 and you’re questioning this staff on recruiting?!

  15. bigbluebear
    4:04 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    If you are one of the people complaining about this, please examine yourselves. These coaches know more about recruiting than you do. It let’s the kids know they are special and worth the coaches time. It obviously worked. Please shut up and find somewhere else to be miserable.

  16. CPACAT
    4:35 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    #7) It seems necessary to point out every week on KSR (because evidently so many people do not know this!) that UK’s Athletics Department (The UK Athletics Association UKAA) is self funded and receives no funds from the University as a whole (i.e tax funds, tuition funds, etc.) The UKAA receives it’s funding from ticket sales (primarily football and basketball), TV contracts, SEC memberships, merchandising, etc. The UKAA then covers the costs of the budgets of all UK sports, football, M & W basketball, tennis, golf, gymnastics, etc. In fact, annually the UKAA makes a contribution back to the University’s “General Fund” (the part of the University that receives and spends the tax revenues, tuition, etc.) This contribution is generally in the neighborhood of $1 Million dollars.

    Therefore, if it aids in fielding a competitive team in football (where the vast majority of UKAA’s revenues come from), and it falls within their appropriated budget amounts, then let ’em send letters.

  17. Terry Blue
    5:06 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    You guys that are in the tweeting business should be burning Braxton’s twitter account up with #BBN

  18. thenamerobdigity
    5:35 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    #7 Proof is in the pudding. Results

  19. T.J Harrel
    11:21 pm August 2, 2013 Permalink

    Copied directly from house of blue forum