We were all pretty excited when Neal Brown accepted the position as Kentucky’s new offensive coordinator yesterday. But one particular recruit was really excited: Ryan Timmons. Timmons, one of the top high school players in the state, called Brown yesterday and the two spoke briefly.
The call follows a visit from UK’s new defensive coordinator, DJ Eliot, last week. Afterwards, the Herald-Leader interviewed Timmons’ coach Chris Tracy about the visit and how Timmons feels about the new Kentucky staff. Stoops had yet to announce his offensive coordinator, but it was clear that Timmons wanted Brown:
On the possibility of Neal Brown being named offensive coordinator:
“I think that would be a very smart move, but I also know (Brown) is up for some head coaching jobs. So that would be a very tough decision on his part.”
Is Timmons familiar with Brown’s offense?
“It’s our offense. It’s identical. I remember watching Neal at clinics. I’ve got one of their DVDs.”
Would Ryan be comfortable playing for Brown?
“Neal will have his own tweaks and things that he’s done over the years. But (Ryan) should be able to fit right in right away. And, to be honest with you, it’s not that hard. That’s the great thing about that offense. It’s very simple.”
Let’s take a look at one of the most important in-state recruits on Kentucky’s list, Franklin County’s Ryan Timmons:
Position: WR/RB/ATH (you know you’re good when one of your positions is simply “athlete”)
School: Franklin County
Weight: 180 lbs.
40 speed: 4.40
2012 statistics: 45 touchdowns, nearly 2,500 yards of total offense
Rivals ranking: 59th best WR in 2013; 10th best player in KY
Considering: Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Purdue, West Virigina, Ohio State and others
Past Visits: Arkansas (September 22), Purdue (November 2)
Future Visits: Ohio State (January 10), Kentucky “the weekend before or after that”
Watch him work: