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DJ Eliot visited Ryan Timmons today

Before he’s even been announced by the University as Kentucky’s new defensive coordinator, DJ Eliot is on the road recruiting. His first stop in the state? Franklin County, where he took a look at Ryan Timmons, a 4-star wide receiver/running back/return specialist. Timmons is one of the best prospects in the state, and UK was the first team to make him an offer. He’s also considering Arkansas, Ohio State, West Virginia, Purdue and Illinois.

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61 Comments for DJ Eliot visited Ryan Timmons today



  1. UK2001
    2:04 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Lock him up dj



  2. eddie
    2:05 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    i’m liking eliot already i hope he can get james quick as well



  3. Legit
    2:05 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Great stop, these coaches must have been doing their homework!!!



  4. Legit
    2:06 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Welcome to Kentucky coach!!



  5. Rockfield, KY
    2:08 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    this kid’s season stats are unreal



  6. Rockfield, KY
    2:10 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan Timmons – 2011
    62 Carries 1382 Yards and 20 TD
    38 Rec 1100 Yards and 18 TD
    7 KO Returns 108 Yards 0 TD
    215.833 All-purpose Yards Per Game
    2011 Combined Stats 100 Touches, 2590 Yards, and 38 TD 24.2 Yards Per Touch

    Ryan Timmons – 2012
    72 Carries, 1225 Yards and 25TD
    29 Receptions 965 Yards 15TD
    3KO Returns 250 Yards 3TD
    207.8 All purpose Yards Per Game
    2012 Combined stats 104 Touches , 2440 Yards, and 43 TD , 23.4 yards per touch



  7. BBNinClearwaterFL
    2:15 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Hmmm Mrs. Tyler, did you get that from a post on the show thread?



  8. ummm
    2:18 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    THis kid is unreal….. when he plays it looks like he is running against a pee wee football team.



  9. Walter Sobchak
    2:21 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I have a feeling recruiting is going to get A LOT more interesting in the coming years. In a good way.



  10. waveydavey
    2:26 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Oh boy gots him a nice grill ta-boot!!



  11. Billy
    2:26 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I really hope they can lock this guy up. He would be a great weapon for our QB’s next year.



  12. smiffinator
    2:27 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    One of the coaches at franklin county sent me a picture of Eloit and Timmons talking at FCHS field house. This kid is amazing and hope he has a great career hopefully at UK



  13. Jonesy
    2:28 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    This kid is an absolute MONSTER. Anyone who has seen him play knows that he is the real deal!



  14. will
    2:29 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not sure Timmons is as important seem to believe he is. He’s small, so he’ll probably end up playing the slot receiver position. We already have a lot of depth at that position. We also have a commit already from Khalid Thomas who will likely play slot. Khalid has offers from Notre Dame and OSU, and put up his stats against stronger Florida competition than Timmons did against KY schools. If you’re wondering how in the world UK got Thomas, well, he’s Pancho Thomas’ brother.



  15. will
    2:30 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    What we need are big, tall WR’s. Guys like our commit Yancey. That’s a position where we have little depth. Also, Kyle Tucker just tweeted than Elliot was heading to visit the Trinity guys after he was done with Timmons. Dude just became coach at 8:30am and is already knocking on doors. Gotta love the hustle!



  16. Steve
    2:33 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve seen Timmons play quite a bit. He reminds me of Randall Cobb with a little more speed. Hope he signs with the Cats. You will enjoy watching him return kickoffs!!



  17. Willis
    2:37 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    to 14. If you don’t think Timmons is “important” or worth giving every thing we can to get him then you my friend either 1. haven’t seen him play. 2. are not a kentucky fan or 3. just plain crazy…. the man is unstoppable



  18. will
    2:42 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    17, i have not seem him play in person, but i don’t need to when i look at his offer sheet and compare it to thomas’ offer sheet, and then look at our roster needs. would he be a nice pick-up? sure. does UK football “need” him? given our finite scholarship slots, and current roster needs i don’t think he is important.



  19. dave
    2:45 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    espn says he has offers from purdue, tOSU & wisconsin & ranks him at 252nd, 4th in KY, 28th ATH.
    apparently the real deal.



  20. Incredblue
    2:45 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Is he possibly recruiting him as a DB?



  21. ummm
    2:46 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    That is what i was thinking 16. Everytime he touched the ball you knew something big was going to happen.



  22. will
    2:48 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    19, he doesn’t have an offer from OSU. Urban has two WR commits already and is dealing with NCAA-imposed scholarship limitations. And he wants Quick. Go back and re-read what ESPN says and i think you’ll see they are in the “interest” column and not “offer” column. that’s how OSU reads on Rivals and 247 Sports anyhow.



  23. WoodyKat
    2:48 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Timmons is the real deal! 4 stars my a$$, 5+stars. I have see him several times and he does things you don’t usually see on Saturdays right now. Go after Quick real hard – between the two Timmons every day



  24. eddie
    2:50 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    17. i am a huge wildcat fan it’s just that james quick is another powerful weapon as well and if eliot is going to trinity as well eliot agrees with me that james quick is important too



  25. FC Flyer
    2:52 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    believe me, this kid is the real deal. as stated above he is a Randall Cobb type player. unbelievable speed with some really good moves. would be a terrific get for UK



  26. ummm
    2:52 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    22 i dont have to go to rivals i can just scroll to the top of the screen and see who he is considering. Why would he consider OSU if they werent interested.



  27. JEREMY
    2:53 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Hey #14 you have no idea what you are talking about! have you ever seen this kid play in person? You can’t base it solely on what other offers they had. Did you not read Timmons list of schools? Plus his stats are of the charts, not to mention he didn’t play 4 quarters every game do to blow outs! If we are lucky enough to sign this kid, then we will have another play maker like Cobb did for us! Would LOVE to have the kid! GO CATS!!!



  28. dave
    2:54 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    22-
    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/150651/ryan-timmons
    good point, i shouldve checked scout to see what espn says…



  29. will
    2:55 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I wouldn’t get caught up in star rankings so much. Sometimes guys get stars just because a recruiting analyst watched their highlight video on Youtube (not to mention that positions like OL are always underrated star-wise). A better indicator of talent is who is showing interest, and who has made offers. Because that tells you how actual college coaches feel about the player. for example, if you look at the John Hardin high school DT in next year’s class he currently has no stars, but he has interest from Miss St., Vanderbilt, and Alabama.



  30. will
    2:56 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know anything about football talent, I just base it on rankings and offers!



  31. will
    2:58 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    22, i’m sure he is considering OSU. who wouldn’t? the point is OSU doesn’t think highly enough of him to give him an offer. the difference between giving him an offer and showing interest in him is huge.



  32. will
    3:01 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    30, i form my opinion off what actual college coaches think via the offers they make. not by how well timmons performed against 3A KY football competition. to reinterate, timmons would be a fine recruit i just don’t think he’s a “must get” for UK.



  33. Dr. Mantis Taboggin
    3:04 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Damn dem some teef.



  34. Friend of Timmons
    3:11 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    #10. Evidently you are not a dentist or orthodontist. He has braces. His mother and grandmother would not allow a grill. Ryan Timmons is a Quality Kid. i have seen him play every game since 7th grade. I bet if you double your high school GPA it wound not equal Timmons GPA.



  35. To will
    3:11 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    The key to competing in the SEC is athletes and depth. Timmons would supply both. He’s a must get regardless of “need.”



  36. will
    3:25 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    35, so you would want a roster that has a WR corps of 6 slot receivers (Cobbins, Collins, Robinson, Thomas, Sheehan, Timmons), and only 3 wideout receivers (Legree, Cunningham, and Sweat if he doesn’t flunk out of school)? I don’t see how adding more depth to the slot receiver position makes it easier for us to compete in the SEC rather than using a scholarship to fill a position that currently has little depth.



  37. RedHoundFlyer
    3:32 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Tracy brought him by my classroom today. I was very fortunate to meet him. Coach Eliot was very impressive. Regardless of what Ryan decides, Ohio State or UK, Kentucky seems to be heading in the right direction with this staff. Let me tell you something folks, Ryan and his sister have been students of mine for a couple of years. They are awesome young people. OSU or UK would be blessed to have Ryan Timmons in their program.



  38. RedHoundFlyer
    3:38 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Hey, some of your people need a life! Why are you bustin this kid’s appearance? He is an awesome young man! Those are braces for you uneducated people… When you put 4.3 40’s with 3.75 GPA’s and toss in a lot of strong character, what do you have – Ryan Timmons (2012 KY Mr. Football)!



  39. Ben
    3:44 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I know this kid very well. I can tell you without a doubt he is not considering purdue anymore. His top 4 in order are Ohio St, Arkansas, Uk, Toledo (his best friend and qb is going there). Uk was 3rd because of joker. He didn’t want to play for him. For the person who asked about DB, he will not play DB and he will only go where he knows he can play WR in a passing offense (which is why he didn’t want to play for joker.) UK’s best hope to get him is the fact he is very close to his mom and grandma and he wants them to be able to see him play. Ohio St has not offered yet because they are waiting to see about another player first. 3 weeks ago if they would have offered I know he would have committed but I know now he plans to listen to what the new staff has to offer.



  40. flyer nation
    3:45 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    OSU Hasn’t offered because they got on him later than their other targets. With their restrictions, they can’t offer until they get declined by one of their current offers. One reason Timmons is a “must-have” is because he is right here and he has the talent to play anywhere. If Uk doesn’t make the best effort to get him and he ends up on ESPN returning kicks and catching TDs for another team next year, it will be a kick in the face. In addition to all of that, he is a high character kid with solid academics and no discipline problems.



  41. KY high school fb lags
    3:55 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I’m sure Timmons is a good kid, by all accounts. But, c’mon guys. The top HS players in the state of KY don’t compare to the top kids in football hotbed states. Aaron Boyd anyone? The Logan kid from LexCath that went to UK? 4 star KY HS players often don’t live up to the billing. Stats are inflated, especially against class 3A competition. I remember reading an account by LexCath coach Letton in the late summer that Catholic took their 4 star QB (UofL commit Bolin) along with some of their kids to a 7 on 7 camp in the state of Alabama. One of the top recruits in KY coming from one of the top 4A programs. What happened? They got killed by Bama teams. Demoralized. Sure, I’d love to have Timmons. Love to get top ranked KY kids. Doesn’t make him a Randall Cobb though.



  42. To will
    3:58 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Cobbins unlikely to be with team next year. Sheehan not on scholarship. So yes, I would be very happy rolling with 4 slot receivers that can contribute on the field in Collins, Robinson, Thomas, and Timmons. I get it that there are other positions that are more of a “need,” but UK is not often involved with players of Timmons talent, so when we are we need to lock them up regardless of position/need. Plus, he’s a home state kid. What 4* player or player who is getting offers from upper echelon programs that we have a realistic shot with do you suggest we go get? I would bet the list is small, and given whatever list you come up with, we have enough remaining scholarships to sign them all particularly given that some of the current commits will not end up at UK.



  43. Blonde Bomber
    4:06 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    41 I know what you mean, Shawn Alexander wasn’t very good was he?



  44. to wil lor not to will
    4:16 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    hey will and to will give each other your phone number



  45. KY high school fb lags
    4:17 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    #43 geez, thanks for naming one exception from when? 10 years ago? How about Paul Hornung? He was the real deal too. You know what I mean, and if you aren’t in denial, you know its true. Micah Jones? O-lineman from Mayfield? Supposed to be 4/5 star anchor for UK’s o-line? Micah Johnson? Army AA. Moderate success at UK, never made it NFL. Justin Burke? Will Fidler? For every Shaun Alexander you name, I can name a dozen no shows in college from KY FB.



  46. Joe
    4:25 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    For every Shaun Alexander you name, I can name a dozen no shows in college from KY FB and is in many respects, IRRELEVANT. For any success from a state I can find a dozen “no shows.” The question is, does Ky. produce a greater PERCENTAGE of failures to succcesses. Your point makes no point….and beyond that the fact that a player MAY not live up to expectations is no reason to not offer…any player MAY fail to live up to expectations. Using that “logic” we’d never offer scholarships to ANY player, from any state.



  47. Tom Sim
    4:31 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    To 41, your wrong. Kentucky doesn’t have the population of most hot bed states. But that doesn’t mean the few 4 star players dont deserve the rating. Alot of 4 star recruits dont pan out, it’s not isolated to Kentucky believe me.



  48. KY high school fb lags
    4:32 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    No, the question is this: Is KY high school football as competitive as FB in hotbed states like FL/TX/GA/OH. At least that’s my point. And no it isn’t. Not from top to bottom. Of course Trinity has been in the USA Today top 25 and #1 last year. Great team. But take the top 20 6A teams from KY and put them in a playoff with the top 20 6A teams from Bama or Ohio or FL or Georgia and it won’t even be competitive. I did NOT say Timmons is not a UK caliber player. I did NOT say UK should not want him. I’m saying that anointing him as the next Randall Cobb PURELY BASED ON HIS KY HS FB STATS is wrongheaded. Put Franklin Co. in 6A and let them play Trinity, Scott Co., St. X etc. and he would not have had anywhere near the stats he had. Again, I didn’t say a KY kid can’t be good. Just talking overall numbers. Why do you think that there are only about 6-10 bona fide D-1 players coming out of KY every year vs. those other states that put out dozens??



  49. KY high school fb lags
    4:35 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    #47 I understand that. I have had conversations with former UK players that played HS FB in KY. They just laughed when they told me what it was like the first time they took the field vs. an SEC team. Blew their mind. And also have talked to a couple KY HS FB coaches. They said the same thing. Overall (not picking out individual kids) KY HS FB isn’t close to being on par with FB in most other states. Yes, I agree population is a factor.



  50. KY high school fb lags
    4:49 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Okay, I’ll end with this. You have a KY HS skill player that plays in Class 3A. In his Senior year, he has 1,500 receiving yards, 25 touchdowns, 700 rushing yards, 300 return yards. By comparison, you have an Alabama HS Skill player from Hoover High playing at the highest level in the state of Bama. He has identical stats to the KY kid. Who should be ranked higher? Who has the better odds of succeeding in college? Who will be offered a scholarship by the most and best BCS schools? 9 out of 10 times its the kid from Bama.



  51. BigBlueFan
    5:14 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    My school was the team that knocked this team out of the playoffs and this kid was the only reason we did not blow him out. He is an absolute stud and must get for Kentucky.



  52. mudcreekmark
    5:37 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    To look how our best high schools would compete with other states, you don’t have to look too far. It seems every time our number one or number 2 or whatever team plays Cinncinnati Moller or some other team from that area, they beat us. I know those 2 or three teams aren’t rated the best in Ohio every year, but somehow we cannot beat those few teams with our best. Look it up.And for Trinity having the best team in the country, no way. There were probably 50 teams that could have blown them out.I lived in Georgia a little and my brother has been there for 30 years and they breed great big strong athletic football players all over that state. The good teams down there have stadiums that hold fifteen thousand plus and fill them every Friday night. Its a different animal down south. That is all they think about year round just like we do with basketball.Only difference is, we don’t get out and support our local high school basketball teams with fifteen thousand fans.



  53. WoodyKat
    6:21 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Some of you guys are too much, pissing contest on how much you know. Fact is, speed and ability matter whether in 1A or 6A , Alabama or Kentucky. Ryan has that “it factor” and that football sense that R Cobb has. He can play ANY position on the field. It will not surprise me to watch him on Sunday’s. Heis that good and a model kid for any program.



  54. Umm
    6:31 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    50 but if Timmons played for this Hoover high you speak of I bet he would have similar stats



  55. Fecesforbrains
    6:37 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Enough already !! Most you creepers still wanna run the statue if liberty it’s football illiterate like many if you that help hold this program back.. Good god just look at the garbage many if you are talking about high school kids! And another point many of the same that don’t know diddly about football are trying to coach little league football.. Kids blocking with their hands and double reverses have little to nothing to do with the game . Teach the fundamentals and the rest will come .



  56. Big Bear
    7:45 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    Just a couple of thoughts. This kid sounds great and we should grab him.
    I bet Tenn wishes they took a chance on Randal Cobb. He listed
    WI and AR as two of his choices. The Coaching Shift may change
    His choices. My last thought is to resist the urge to treat these kids
    Like Fantasy Football pieces. They are all winners in life. Besides
    George Adams, Mark Logan, Jared, Lorenzen, Craig Yeast,, Mark
    Higgs, Tim Couch seemed to be able to play in the SEC.



  57. mudcreekmark
    8:00 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    I say sign him too. We need to get all the good ones from Kentucky.I love that Coach Eliot is hitting the floor running and start it all here in state. We need to show some love and build these relations with the high school coaches like Mummy did. If you all remember, Mummmy was actually the one that got spring practice started in Ky high schools and got the UofL series started.His grand plan was to grow football in state and then dominate recruiting it. You can say what you want but the guy had a great plan.



  58. rich
    8:20 pm December 6, 2012 Permalink

    frankfort represent!



  59. Bulldawg
    12:07 am December 7, 2012 Permalink

    Lets not forget Jacob Tamme while we’re mentioned Ky high school football players. Just because a kid is from another state does not make them better. Moronic to even think it. I guess Randy Moss wasn’t any good because he went to Marshall? I guess Jerry Rice wasn’t any good because he played for a no name college? Overall other states may have more talent but that doesn’t mean the best in Ky aren’t as good as the best in other states. In other states they are just more abundant.

    And to will… I guess UK should not have recruited and signed Eric Bledsoe because they already had Jon Wall? You guys amaze me sometimes. Nothing worse than a bunch of dumba$$es thinking they know everything. I would much rather talk to a dumba$$ that knows he is a dumba$$.



  60. Jacob Adam Brooks
    11:05 am December 7, 2012 Permalink

    14) dumb comment.

    We were 2-10 last year with no stand out wrs. I’m guessing we need every talented playmaker we can get.

    If Collins Robinson Sweat and Yancey play ahead of him so be it but can u guarantee that will happen? No. I don’t get UK fans acting like ANY super talented player isn’t important.

    Size is overacted. Boyd was a big guy and Roark was 6’5. Randall Cobb was 5’10. Its the talent not the size that matters. Harvin wasn’t a big guy at Florida but he turned out OK.

    Also if we do get Neal Brown or another spread or air raid OC we’ll have 4 or 5 wrs



  61. Jacob Adam Brooks
    11:06 am December 7, 2012 Permalink

    On the field most of the time… we need every kid that can get score that we can get our hands on.