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Darrin Kirkland on campus…


The Big Blue football recruiting machine keeps churning out great news. Today, Darrin Kirkland–a four star prospect according to every major recruiting service–visited Kentucky and spent a little quality time with Coach Stoops. Talking about how incredible it is for prospects like these to visit Kentucky may be getting a little old these days. After all, it is quickly becoming the norm for top-notch football players to make Lexington a priority destination. Still, when a guy like Darrin Kirkland makes a stop in Lexington, it’s hard not to think about the days of old when we were talking ourselves into thinking a guy with all MAC offers was going to be a program-changer.

Hailing from Indiana, Kirkland’s notable offers (they’re really all notable but these are the highlights) include, Michigan, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin.  When schools from all over the country are spending the money to recruit a kid from Indiana, you know he is legit.

Article written by Matt Wheatley

6 Comments for Darrin Kirkland on campus…

  1. Mack
    1:42 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink


  2. Wig Alert
    2:06 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    He is awful young to be wearing a toupee.

  3. David
    3:15 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    This young man looks like the real deal to me. I think getting Justin Hillard is a very long shot, but this young man looks like he can play in the SEC for sure. I hope he enjoyed his visit yesterday. Come on Darrin pick Kentucky and solve our middle linebacker issues.

  4. John
    3:58 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    I for one have never tried to talk myself into believing that competing for MAC-recruited players would ever change things in Lexington. In fact, I consistently squawked, yelled, screamed, scratched, lobbied, fought, and clawed for UK to start investing real money and commitment into the UK football program. You have to pay to play in the SEC. Once UK finally started paying (investment in infrastructure, investment in the coach and most importantly the assistant coaching staff) we finally have a real chance of competing for SEC championships. Not this year, but you just wait. Stoops fourth year recruiting class will never experience a losing year and will compete for SEC championships and top 10 rankings if Mitch Barnhart has the brains to pay to keep Stoops around. This year? We’ll be lucky to break even, but I don’t even care. You will see real progress and real competition this year that may or may not translate into the W-L column. Four to six wins this year. Next year? Lookout! SEC East better be wearing their cups when they roll in to Commonwealth!

  5. Kycager
    6:17 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Blue chip prospects considering UK? That talk never gets old!