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Drew Barker organizing a trip to Lexington for 2014 commits

2014 commits Darryl Long and Drew Barker

Drew Barker is working to get his fellow UK commits to Lexington for a group visit during the second weekend of June. Barker tweeted from the UK 2014 Class account that they’ll all be in Lexington on June 6. Four-star running back Mikel Horton said he plans to stay for an entire week.

Enough can’t be said about this early bonding between Barker and the other seven current commits. These guys, being early commits, will feel pressure from other programs throughout the next nine months to consider re-opening their recruitment and going elsewhere. Football commitments aren’t solid until National Signing Day, unfortunately. But with Barker leading the pack to keep relationships strong among the classmates and the program, fans will have little to worry about leading up to signing day.

It’s good to see all these guys becoming best friends so quickly. This class is going to be special.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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11 Comments for Drew Barker organizing a trip to Lexington for 2014 commits

  1. Han
    11:54 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    It’d be something to see if Barker tweets out the calls and such other coaches make to these commits trying to sway them. I wish athletes would do it so people would see what’s going on after someone commits.

  2. slimflannery
    11:55 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    Great to see the leadership of a quarterback off the field as well.

  3. Han
    11:57 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    Basketball related news found via RR:
    Coach O to be announced as DR head coach soon.

    I’m curious if people feel this would be enough coaching experience for him to take over for Cal (assuming no better candidates and he interviews well) whenever Cal hangs it up. Or do you still feel it’d be better if he got in a few years at another school as head coach so he’d have the whole package of experience?

  4. Matt Jones
    11:59 am May 28, 2013 Permalink

    Saul Smith will be co-hosting the show tomorrow with Ryan

  5. Joker
    12:05 pm May 28, 2013 Permalink

    I hope Towels is invited

  6. UKfanNKY
    12:33 pm May 28, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Barker is a class act his motivation and desire to win is already showing……GO CATS!!!

  7. Nate Trump
    1:09 pm May 28, 2013 Permalink

    Wow! These guys are already special.

  8. running own program
    1:34 pm May 28, 2013 Permalink

    3- I’d feel more comfortable knowing a guy spread his wings on his own before taking the job. Even if a guy is a top notch recruiter (like OA), I think they are better served to carry the load and make positive inroads at another BCS school before getting out job. (Would suck to lose him for 3-4 years, but would be nice training to see if he can where the biggest title when he comes back.)

  9. ColumbusCats
    1:42 pm May 28, 2013 Permalink

    3- may not be a fair compairson, but think how Joker had no HC experience and was given te keys to the team…

  10. #BBN
    1:51 pm May 28, 2013 Permalink

    We have to recruit the south can’t compete with the SEC with just Ohio players ask Michigan, ND, & Ohio St!!!

  11. Dano
    2:35 pm May 28, 2013 Permalink

    When we start pulling in 3 star and 4stars out of Florida I will feel a lot better.Having played at KY I know it’s hard to recruit Fl, GA, AL, LA. If kids are already in the south they want to stay in the south. Kentucky is the farthest team north in S.E.C. And kids go’s that far they rather play Ohio State Mich or ND ect.. I am impressed with what stoops has acomplished at this point!!