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Drew Barker At The Rivals Five Star Challenge

Drew Barker is in Chicago today for the Rivals Five Star Challenge at Solider Field and took some time to sit down with YahooSportsRadio to talk a bit of In-State Networking and Recruiting.

On Tim Couch:

“I kinda looked at [Couch] when I made my decision just the connections he made in the state after football. That played a big part because football ends at some point.”

If you hadn’t realized it before this kid from Conner has a pretty good head on his shoulders. When you’re making decisions while giving thought to the long term then you have a pretty bright future ahead of you.

On Picking Kentucky

“From talking with the coaches they had that desire to put a winner on the field and the new staff is bringing in a new vibe. We’re pretty high on your recruiting rankings and we just got to keep this momentum going.”

Barker also dropped that he was rooming with 4-Star Wide Receiver Artavis Scott and has been in his ear selling him on Neal Brown’s high powered offense. Scott holds an offer from the Cats and hopefully all those statistics from Drew will bring him to the Commonwealth.

On The Previous Staff

They didn’t recruit me at all. I’m not sure why. I even visited there a couple of times but they didn’t recruit me at all. Then the new staff came in and two days after being hired they were at my school.

Why Wide Receivers Should come to UK

Do you want to be a playmaker or do you want to be a blocker? If you want the ball then this is the place to be.


Lots of good stuff from Drew in this interview and he just continues to impress. The six minute interview is definitely worth a listen on this Saturday. If this start is any indication then before it’s all said and done it wouldn’t be surprising to see Barker go down as one of the all time fan favorites.


Article written by Andrew Cassady

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4 Comments for Drew Barker At The Rivals Five Star Challenge

  1. bigbluetrue
    1:28 pm June 8, 2013 Permalink

    I will NEVER EVER get over the fact that the former staff didn’t recruit probably the best QB to come out of our state since Tim Couch. Joker and his entire former staff were a complete train wreck.

  2. Dr. Tom
    1:41 pm June 8, 2013 Permalink

    This kid is so impressive. He definitely is a winner and will most likely go down as one of the most endearing football players in UK history. He is so mature beyond his years…and I too am so shocked at the fact that Joker did not recruit this kid!!!!

  3. MadTex
    2:12 pm June 8, 2013 Permalink

    If the posts that Joker is putting up for recruiting down in Florida are any indication he is a BIG CLOWN and had no business being the head coach at UK. Didn’t even know who Drew was – WOW. I’m just an average person that enjoys watching college sports and I knew who Drew was. Would love to see UK put something toether in football and last awhile. Drew seems to be a natural leader and is out there trying to sell the program to toher recruits. Who did that when Joker was the coach – sure wasn’t the kids, and defintely wasn’t the coaching staff. I’m just basing that on the record and the fact that UK could never beat anyone in the conference. Kudos to Drew and his class act and kudos to Stoops for trying to bring in an exciting brand of football that hasn’t been seen around these parts in awhile.

  4. MadTex
    2:13 pm June 8, 2013 Permalink

    SHould have spelled toher as other. Oops!!!