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Drew Barker received 115 handwritten letters from UK today

Barker-letters

How much does UK want top 2014 QB Drew Barker? Enough to send him 115 handwritten letters in one day. The Conner High School QB posted the picture above on Instagram this afternoon with the caption “This is crazy…. UK sent 115 handwritten letters today.” Barker currently has offers from UK, Louisville, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vandy and Miami, among others.

Talk about a hand cramp.

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43 Comments for Drew Barker received 115 handwritten letters from UK today



  1. AfghanCat
    6:50 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Does this work? I always made fun of other schools for doing this. Oh well, if he commits then who cares.



  2. GoBigBlue
    6:52 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    If somebody sent me 115 letters about anything, I would immediately cut off all contact. But hopefully high school football stars react differently.



  3. That'sExactlyRight
    6:55 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    115 at once? How does this work? Is it because it was one letter a day from several staff members and they couldn’t send them before now because of a dead period? That’s the only way I can make sense of it. Regardless….get ’em Stoops and Brown!



  4. Blue Ballz
    7:00 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    STALKERS



  5. Terry Blue
    7:05 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    That my friends is how you help keep in state phenoms home! We showed Hatcher a lot of love and where did he end up?



  6. Dale
    7:08 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Honest question.. what do they put in each letter?



  7. bill
    7:11 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I thinks each player on the team writes it correct? Regardless i think it’s desperate



  8. Duuuuuude
    7:16 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Yeaa…. seems desparate aka Randall and Baylor.



  9. Mr. Potato heads
    7:24 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Dumb



  10. Dylan
    7:30 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I’d find this annoying if I were Drew. I mean really? What could call for 115 HAND WRITTEN LETTERS?? Stupid, annoying, and old fashion.



  11. UKSupporter76
    7:31 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    If Tom Crean did this with a recruit, you’d never hear the end of it from Matt and Drew. Just sayin.



  12. US Postmaster
    7:35 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    We would like to thank Kentucky for all its efforts in keeping us relevant.



  13. Mac
    7:39 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    No offense, but we went 2-10 and 0-8 in the SEC last year, we have basically 8 successful seasons in the past 40 years, I’m extremely excited about this staff and where Stoops can take the program, but let’s not act like we as a program are above doing ANYTHING that will help us compete in the SEC. These coaches have all at one time or another been a part of big-time programs, I trust their judgement.



  14. Mac
    7:40 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    ……and btw, Alabama does this on a consistent basis, look it up.



  15. Jalo
    7:41 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    The first school to offer Drew Barker was…………..UofL. not that it makes much of a difference. : )



  16. Terry Blue
    7:41 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s see where he ends up. I’m betting it’s UK. Some thought sending a half dozen coaches to Hatcher’s hs was dumb also. Guys like to go where they’re wanted. I think UK accomplished this today, if they hadn’t already



  17. You all don't know football
    7:44 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Top schools like Alabama, LSU, and Ohio State have done this with top recruits for years.



  18. schwing
    7:48 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    desperation



  19. Laker Cat 18
    7:51 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    The big question is will he read them all?



  20. Jessdogky
    7:52 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    In Stoops I Trust!!



  21. Old Cat
    7:57 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    A very bcommon practice for others, nice to see that we are joining the party. How many letters did the former staff send??



  22. Kramer
    8:08 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    “That’s eight Potterybarns this month!!!”….http://youtu.be/-bqz0CQHWYI



  23. Postmaster General
    8:20 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I just want to know where I can get some of those blue and white envelopes with UK logos. Those rock!



  24. Reality
    8:40 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Stalker!



  25. H.A. Milton
    9:00 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    This is the bush league crap we laugh at other schools for trying to employ against Cal…nice.



  26. Why
    9:02 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    This guy is ranked 153. How is he a top QB?



  27. Bigcat4453
    9:14 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    You are right #11. Cause everyone knows Crean can’t Read, write or spell! LOL 🙂



  28. Memphis Raines
    9:17 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    What do you put in 115 letters? I mean don’t you run out of things to say.



  29. wildcat96
    9:20 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    This kid plays at my old high school and trust me….he has talent. Sees the field very well, strong arm, plays under control, does not panic and can run if needed….I’d be OK to see him in blue and white.



  30. bluemanchew
    9:32 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    looks like he has a lot of big name schools offering him would take him in a second plus he is in state



  31. derekabney
    9:35 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    Is Barker’s address 4 Privet Dr. and is he about to attend Hogwarts?? Only explantion I can think of right now..



  32. RichmondRob
    9:39 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    He obviously cared enough to line them up and take a picture. I sure hope he likes BBN as much as we like him. Go Cats!



  33. KYStout
    9:40 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    #13 has got it right on the money.

    Everyone saying this is stupid consider this: the kid took the time to line all 115 letters up neatly, take a pic and post it to Instagram.

    If you think he wasn’t impressed you are really really dumb.



  34. Chris Mill$
    9:44 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    There is a $100 bill included with each.



  35. Football Man
    9:48 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    This staff has swag! I’m all for anything that is gonna get this program turned around! Hey Jack! That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout!



  36. snarkster
    10:00 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    the fas should start a twitter campaign to try andget him to Commonwealth for the Spring Game – just tweet him – CWS 04/13



  37. UKfan28
    10:03 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    I’m in college admissions and students eat up personalized mail, especially handwritten letters. Great move!



  38. He knows
    10:33 pm March 25, 2013 Permalink

    He took our recruiting class to top 30 in what a month. I’m not questioning anything Stoops does.



  39. catsfan101
    1:36 am March 26, 2013 Permalink

    Ive got some classes with this kid!last semester he just started throwing letters away without opening them haha. But he thought the 115 letter was cool! I think hes looking at UK and UT from what ive heard him say. I know hes a big fan of both. Always got a UK lanyard with his keys.



  40. Honky Kong
    8:23 am March 26, 2013 Permalink

    Wonder if Joker ever did anything like this ? My guess is no.



  41. Hood's Dad
    10:53 am March 26, 2013 Permalink

    No wonder my freakin tuition is so damn high! This is absolutely ridiculous. The university pays for all that postage. You know they’re sending this many letters to more than one recruit. Prob a million dollars a year on this crap!! It’s 2013, ever heard of email, text, twitter, and facebook? Its all FREE!!



  42. post man
    12:01 pm March 26, 2013 Permalink

    I hate catering to these 17 year old brats! He’s from here…does we want to jump on board …Great. If he doesn’t, then let the door hit him in the ass.



  43. UKfan28
    1:31 pm March 26, 2013 Permalink

    #42 That’s fine strategy if you want to continue to be rock bottom of the SEC. Things like this matter, or else he wouldn’t be doing it.