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Another football commitment headed elsewhere

According to Chad Simmons of Fox Sports, three-star defensive back Riyahd Jones has decided to flex in bathrooms outside the Commonwealth and has decommited from UK.  The Georgia native,  who visited Massachusetts (the school, not the state) over the weekend, picked the Cats over Vanderbilt, Maryland and Mississippi State in June and is ranked as the 45th-best corner in the class of 2011.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

28 Comments for Another football commitment headed elsewhere



  1. Gus
    10:51 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Isn’t Riyadh in Saudi Arabia?



  2. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    10:52 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Great. Yeah, future of UK football sure is bright.



  3. Don
    10:53 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Operation Back to Normal



  4. ReverendBlue
    10:57 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    That hissing sound you hear is the wind coming out of the program Rich Brooks built up during his tenure.



  5. dhighdrated
    11:02 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Matt, I’m not surprised that Cal was cursing at Jones. I was upset because Jones was in the zone, making plays and then Cal breaks him down. You could see that Terrence was shaken up from the yelling. and Jones didn’t do anything afterwards.
    I think these players don’t respond well to the yelling. Cal needs to find a better way to motivate Jones



  6. Ken
    11:05 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    So he’s going to UMass instead? I didn’t even know they had a football team.



  7. A.T.
    11:05 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Losing a three-star…think about that for a minute.



  8. Lower Arena Old Man Sleeping
    11:07 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Motivate Jones….he tried that. 6th man. He was out of position and not wiling to crash boards. He yells at them all, and if they cant handle it go back to mommy. D1 basketball is not junior pro.



  9. Typical
    11:08 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    He looks like Orlando Jones in “The Replacements”

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428963/



  10. BIllDozer
    11:19 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Something must be up. Visited UMass last weekend and GA Southern this weekend…why??



  11. DonnyBaker
    11:21 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    UMass is a freaking FCS program. How can a recruit decommit and look at going to an FCS program? This is beyond horrible.



  12. Teddy Bridgewater
    11:21 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    This rivalry is gonna be a piece of cake.



  13. Calipari cusses, oh my
    11:27 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    11, all signs are pointing to grades being an issue. It is starting to look like he may not be able to qualify for most of the big schools. Thus his list is now likeUCF, UAB, UMass, and Georgia Southern. Why else you would go from being recruited by Kentucky, Mississippi State and the like and then going to a program like UMass or Georgia Southern.



  14. mocha
    11:31 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Smart kid.



  15. willis
    11:42 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Operation 4-8



  16. Upset
    11:43 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Look we will never be good in football untill we get a better coach. Joker is ok but he’s not great. All of our commitments will leave if there any good.
    We need to find a coach becasue Joker is a JOKE. Sorry but it’s the true we will never make a bowl game again. Newton was good coming out of high school
    but look at him now. How about giving a white towel and calling it quits.



  17. Ben
    11:47 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Lighten up! We take some away and some leave. One or two players will not make a difference.



  18. Al's IndiCats
    12:06 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Exactly 13, in order to qualify for UAB:::
    A) Know how you spell your name in Cursive and Print.
    B) Be able to tie and untie your shoes, (Velcro is a given)
    C) Know and locate 2 states out of the 50….Alabama is included.



  19. El Dude
    12:11 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    If we’d only spent a few million dollars on a recruiting room, he would have stayed!



  20. john4uk
    12:11 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    If Jones wants to play at the nect level,he better learn to play at this “D-1” level first.He has to show up every night,he’s not in a position to take nights off .



  21. manu1433
    12:37 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    5) Jones was not in the zone as it appeared….he may of scored a few buckets but it killed the ball movement and flow of the offense….Jones forced up a few bad shots (as always) and was out of position more than a few time on defense (becoming a pattern)…he earned his tongue lashing and should learn to get used to it….Cal didn’t take Terrence out of his game and Jones’ pouty ass took himself out of the game….if u can’t handle that you are a cry baby and will not make it in the NBA anyway



  22. Kernel Sanders
    12:38 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    #16 So your saying that a QB coach like Sanders who has helped develop Peyton Manning, Tee Martin, Andre Woodson is at fault for Morgan Newton’s inability to throw an accurate pass, or not run the ball standing straigt up, or protect the ball while in the pocket, or throw the ball away after 5 seconds in the pocket, or be able to check down into better plays, or read through progressions??? Oh wait, you’re saying its Joker’s fault. Look some kids are overrated recruits, some kids kill it in high school but for whatever reason don’t progress in D-1. Newton isn’t the first at UK, and certainly there are hundreds of examples elsewhere. Newton’s struggles are 90% on Newton.



  23. Just saying
    12:50 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    I told you all 2 weeks ago, after UK lost two recruits in the same weekend, that 3 more recruits are thinking about decomitting, believe me theres two more that will be announcing soon.



  24. NBA league pass
    1:02 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    21) I agree with you. Jones needs to suck it up. Cal gets on his ass because Cal knows this guy has the potential to be the number 1 pick if he tries. He can dominate. So when he plays without interest, he’s going to get lit up by Cal. I don’t blame him. Cal knows how to handle players. Ask Cousins. Jones will be fine.



  25. Lex07
    1:28 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    Does this mean the momentum is gone again? Damn. We just got it back.



  26. Wild Man
    1:51 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    This is a flat program, a flat coach and the students see how flat we are. Yes we are in the SEC but nobody takes us serious. What a Joke football program.



  27. bluetexan
    4:51 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    At-a-way-2-go Joker…you’re losing ’em faster than getting ’em…oh sorry, you’re the master recruiter/HC. Guess I’m wrong.



  28. h2
    5:07 pm January 19, 2011 Permalink

    If this guy wants to play at UMASS then I say he was not a player for any SEC school. Maybe he met Camby’s agent on his visit.