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Five more recruits “leaning” the Cats’ way

A bizarre photo, yes. But it encompasses the leaning nature of the recruits and Cats, too…. Sorry, I’ll do better next time.

Yesterday, I listed five (well, six) recruits, although long shot signees, that could sport the blue and white next season. There’s no reason to think that the new coaching staff can’t sign those players, but, today, I’ll give you a list of players that Mark Stoops and company have a better chance of landing in their first class.


-Ryan Timmons


Weight:186 lbs

40 time: 4.35

High School: Franklin County (KY)

Overview: Timmons took an unofficial visit to Kentucky a couple of weeks ago and, reportedly, enjoyed himself. He attended the basketball game vs. Lipscomb, met with coach Stoops and watched tape with new offensive coordinator, Neal Brown. A tailback at Franklin County (KY), Timmons figures to play wide receiver at the next level. Timmons’ speed is what makes him such a sought after prospect. In every highlight of his high school tape, he simply blows by players that are trying to tackle him. It’s pretty remarkable. Timmons also displays great hands, decent route running and superior instincts. Obviously, landing Timmons would be a huge win for Kentucky. He’s a perfect fit for the Air Raid offense because he can play any skill position (think Percy Harvin and Randall Cobb on their respective NFL teams), and because of his speed, he’d be a problem for almost anyone trying to defend him. Timmons is also considering Ohio State (yet to offer), Illinois, and Arkansas.


-Aregeros Turner


Weight:180 lbs

40 time: 4.40

High School: Copley (OH)

Overview: You wanted Kentucky to be a bigger player in Ohio recruiting? You got it. Turner recently decommitted from Cincinnati to explore other options, namely Kentucky and Tennessee. On the field, there are actually a lot of similarities between Turner and Timmons. Both played tailback in high school but have the hands and instincts to play wide receiver in college. Turner has elite speed as well, clocking in with a 4.4 40-yard dash time. You can never have too much speed on your football team and landing Turner would definitely add to that department. Turner will take an official visit to Kentucky on January 11th.


-Lovell Peterson


Weight:280 lbs

High School: Wayne (OH)

Overview: With the tandem of Warford and Smith heading for the NFL, there’s a definite void in the interior of the Cats’ offensive line. Peterson, a two-way player in high school (defensive tackle), will play either center or guard at the next level. Looking at his tape, his main objective in the running game is to absolutely punish linebackers… and he does it well. Peterson is an aggressive, interchangeable offensive lineman that would be a great signing. He also recently made a trip to Lexington:

Besides UK, Peterson is considering West Virginia and Illinois.

-Maurice Swain

Height: 6’6″

Weight: 305 lbs

High School: Troup County (GA)

Overview: A two-way player, Swain looks more comfortable at defensive tackle than offensive tackle. At 6’6, 305 lbs. he’s already got the size of an SEC defensive lineman taken care of. Swain is relentless in both pass-rushing and run-stuffing. He played almost every position on his high school defensive line, but looks to be most comfortable at the 3-technique position. Kentucky has always struggled signing guys that are already ready for conference play when they arrive in Lexington, so landing Swain will be a welcomed change. Swain is also considering Cincinnati and Indiana.


-Boaz Joseph


Weight:190 lbs

40 time: 4.5

High School: Cypress Bay (FL)

Overview: Joseph was part of a Florida DB contingent that visited Kentucky this summer. Joseph, the Alexander Brothers and Purdue-commit Austin Logan all visited the Kentucky facilities. The Wildcats still have a chance to land three out of the four recruits, which would shore up the Kentucky secondary for years to come. Joseph is a physical corner who loves to help in the run game. He forces fumbles and has a nose the football, too. Joseph is familiar with Kentucky from his prior visit, something that only help the new coaching staff’s pursuit.

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

19 Comments for Five more recruits “leaning” the Cats’ way

  1. BBN
    8:11 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    Owensboro Catholic DT Logan Cart has been offered by UK. He’s seriously considering decommiting so that he can play in Lexington. He’s 6’6 300lbs. He Committed to play for Gus Malzahn before he went to coach Auburn.

  2. shields eyes
    8:26 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    So have these recruits said that they are “leaning” Kentucky or did you just want to use the picture?

  3. Rashawn Franklin
    8:28 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    A little of both.

  4. TampaCat
    8:32 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink


  5. mudcreekmark
    8:51 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    Glad you took my suggestion. The other post was almost entirely made up of guys we had no shot at. More of these would be great. Even if they aren’t “leaning”, at least they are not already taken. This gives us a chance to meet and know some of the names in advance that we are looking at.

  6. Wooderson
    8:51 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    That Cat’d be a lot cooler if he had a joint, mannn….

  7. JJ
    9:21 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    SO…what are these dudes rated? We are going against Cincy and Indiana for these guys? Sounds a lot like Joker’s recruits????

  8. Champ
    9:36 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    7 holy $hit I hope you’re joking. Please go away

  9. Will
    9:59 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    Cart has not been offered by UK yet. His coach said so himself. I think he’s a backup plan at DT, but I’d like them to offer him. After a RS season and another year of seasoning hell be a beast

  10. 44 Stitches
    10:12 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    #6 HAHAAAAAH Wooderson… That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

    Dazed and Confused is a classic.

  11. A guy
    10:41 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    7) per 247 sports:
    Ryan Timmons: 4 star, 90/100, 24th ranked ATH, #4 overall player in KY. Offered by Arkansas, Illinois, WVU
    Aregeros Turner: 3 star, 85/100, 58th ranked RB, #44 overall player in OH. Offered by UT, Illinois, Purdue.
    Lovell Peterson: 3 star, 89/100, 7th ranked Center, #24 overall player in OH. Offered by West Virginia, Illinois
    Maurice Swain: 3 star, 88/100, 37th ranked OT, #50 overall player in GA. Offered by Cincinnati, Miss St, Ole miss.
    Boaz Joseph: 3 star, 83/100, 98th ranked CB, #165 overall player in FL. Offered by Nebraska, Wisconsin, Purdue

    For the record, of all of Jokers commits, the highest on 24/7 sports are Alvonte Bell and Jacob Hyde at 86/100. Za’Darius Smith is 94/100

  12. SoCal Will
    10:57 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink

    Speed and size. What’s not to like for a new staff racing the clock? Thanks for the update.

  13. Recruit
    10:59 pm December 26, 2012 Permalink


  14. Blueswade
    8:54 am December 27, 2012 Permalink

    Is the ‘Leaning Tower of Piza’ cool or just crappy architecture/engineering ?
    If that were to happen to a building built today there would be lawsuits galore.

  15. lonnieb
    8:56 am December 27, 2012 Permalink

    All the joker recruits would be considering midd tenn state and miami oh.

    Not other SEC and illinois and power 6 conferences

  16. Buckeye
    12:18 pm December 27, 2012 Permalink

    You Kentucky fans are so cute!

  17. clancykat
    12:25 pm December 27, 2012 Permalink

    #16 – oh, go get a tatoo

  18. Buckeye
    4:11 pm December 27, 2012 Permalink

    It’s spelled “tattoo”, you dumb hillbilly.

  19. Stoops
    4:41 pm December 27, 2012 Permalink

    @Buckeye, *spelt, spelled is only past participal, spelt is past/present participal, sorry for being a dumb hillbilly