Drew Barker was a guest on Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning and he crushed it, as expected. Barker talked about UK’s 2014 recruiting class and where it stands today, why he chose Kentucky, and what makes the new staff so successful in their first year in Lexington. “They have a swagger,” he said of Mark Stoops and the guys.
Have a listen to Barker’s interview below or listen to today’s podcast in its entirety at TalkRadio1080.com. Here are some of Barker’s quotes that stood out to me while listening to the show from the KSR compound:
— On filling out the 2014 recruiting class… “We’re right in the driver’s seat for some of these guys and we’re going to end up with a great class and it’s going to be really, really exciting to watch. I can’t wait to see it.”
— On UK target Matt Elam… “He is just a beast.”
— On UK target Braxton Berrios… “He’s a player that will play in the slot; he’s a little Wes Welker clone.”
— On the new coaching staff’s mentality… “These coaches aren’t afraid to go head-to-head with the best schools in the country… We have a no backdown mentality and we’re going to stand head to toe on the field and off the field, recruiting, with these big schools.”
— On his thoughts about UK before the Stoops hire… “I wasn’t going to go to Kentucky at all… The old staff, they didn’t recruit me at all.”