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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Who is the 2nd best UK recruiting class?

What you have below is the 6 recruiting classes that I would say are under consideration for the 2nd best class in UK history of the modern era (1985 and beyond).  Keep in mind that guys who redshirted their first years still count on the class they came in with, such as Pelphrey and Feldhaus, who came in a year earlier than Woods and Farmer.  If I had to rank them, I would say that 1994 was the best class, as all 4 guys had vital roles in one or two national championship teams at Kentucky.  I would rank the the other 5 classes from 1995, 1992, 1990, 2004, and 1987.           

Eric Manuel
LeRon Ellis
Reggie Hanson
John Pelphrey
Deron Feldhaus
Sean Sutton
Johnathon Davis

Jamal Mashburn
Gimel Martinez
Travis Ford
Carlos Toomer
Jody Thompson
Henry Thomas

Tony Delk
Rodrick Rhodes
Rodney Dent
Jared Prickett
Walter McCarty

Antoine Walker
Scott Padgett
Allen Edwards
Cameron Mills

Ron Mercer
Derek Anderson
Nazr Mohammed
Wayne Turner
Oliver Simmons
Jason Lathrem

Randolph Morris
Rajon Rondo
Joe Crawford
Ramel Bradley

So, what say you KSR monkeys?  We all know 2009 ranks ahead of them all, but who take home the silver for recruiting classes at UK?

Article written by Bryan the Intern