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JoJo Kemp makes two

Thought UK football was done for the day with Jeff Badet?  Oh no.  JoJo Kemp just committed to the Cats.  Remember that name, ladies and gentlemen.  Kemp is a guy you should be VERY excited about.

JoJo Kemp
All-Purpose Back

5’10”, 180 lbs.
Deland, Florida

Rivals: 5.7
ESPN: 81
247: 87

Strengths: Strong frame, athleticism, excellent in traffic, great hands and route-running ability

Kemp, like Badet, is a former South Florida commit who Stoops was able to flip over to the blue side.  He had offers from a number of schools, including programs we’re getting used to beating out for recruits, like Tennessee, West Virginia and Nebraska.  He was very high on the staff’s list because of the way he fits into Neal Brown’s system.  It’s a perfect match and it won’t be long before that’s crystal clear to everyone.

What makes Kemp such an attractive option in the Air Raid is his quickness and pass-catching abilities.  He’ll be able to run routes out of the backfield and make plays catching the ball in open space.  Young guys like Dy’shawn Mobley, Josh Clemons, and Justin Taylor had bright futures in Joker’s ground-and-pound system, but Neal Brown’s pass-friendly offense plays more towards quicker, elusive backs like JoJo Kemp.  That’s why I expect him to come in and compete early as a true freshman.  He’s going to be really fun to watch, too.

I’m really excited about this one.

Here are some highlights from his junior season.  He’s only gotten better since then…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

47 Comments for JoJo Kemp makes two



  1. UK Jay
    7:28 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Those air raid sirens are fitting for that highlight video. Let’s goooo JOJO!!!!



  2. Crown Jewel
    7:29 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    JoJo will be a name we remember for a long time. Welcome aboard!!!!



  3. WESTKYCAT
    7:30 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    They need to sign #70 at the 2:18 min mark. He’s huge.



  4. paintsville'sdairyqueen
    7:43 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Well I guess that answers my question….Did I just hear a stren??



  5. paintsville'sdairyqueen
    7:45 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Damn why don’t I proof read **siren**



  6. gvillecat
    7:45 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Great additions. Now go get Timmons and Woulward!



  7. Jason cheek
    7:46 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Wait till the cards and Charlie slam his azz



  8. Jason cheek
    7:48 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    The cards didn’t want this loser…… Enjoy this mid level back while he gets a front row seat the the Louisville Cardinal Show next year in your old, dirty, beat up, junk of a statium



  9. Scotty B
    7:50 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Sounds like South Florida would have been BCS bound if 25 guys had not decommitted



  10. rainman
    7:50 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome to the BIG BLUE NATION guy’s!!
    Will soon be time to kick some LOSERVILLE azz!!!



  11. CatFan
    7:50 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    JoJo is AirRaid READY!!!!!

    I am so ready for some FOOTBALL!



  12. Big O
    7:51 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Great news x 2!!!!



  13. homer
    7:51 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    @7&8- u need a chick



  14. Butt cheek
    7:51 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    7,8) cute. What are you doing on a UK site on friday night? Did mommy not let you borrow the car tonight?



  15. Jay
    7:53 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Welp, it looks like the pathetic Cards fans are back out in force. If I didn’t know better, then I’d say all your fans are the same. Keep posting, though. I’ve gotta guess that Matt gets more money with more visitors.

    Great pick-ups IMO, and they will thrive in Brown’s version of air raid.



  16. [email protected]
    7:53 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    8 you sound like a fine young gentleman. I bet your mom is proud. You’re probably the classiest guy on your public housing block.



  17. Catlanta31
    8:01 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    So we should expect transfers from some of our RB, WR, and TE’s we already have?



  18. me
    8:02 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    8-Please learn to spell STADIUM before you come talking about STADIUMS.



  19. Ran
    8:09 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone go to these games? The stands are empty.



  20. Jason Ztwocheekz
    8:09 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Charlie strong ownstly wants > 3 *’s….dammit



  21. paintsville'sdairyqueen
    8:16 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    @18 I think it’s funny how #8 is calling out our stadium when the dirty birds can’t even fill thier pathetic “little” stadium.



  22. GO UK FOOTBALL
    8:23 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    8 — the funny thing is, the letter d and t aren’t right next to each other or anything. You just don’t know how to spell “stadium”.
    Did I miss something? Is UofL filling out their class with nothing but 4 and 5 star guys? Y’all don’t want a 3 star RB who RUNS AWAYS from Florida HS secondary players?



  23. GO UK FOOTBALL
    8:23 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    18 — my bad. Didn’t read down to see you beat me to it.



  24. Retweet?
    8:31 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Am I looking too far into this, but is this a good sign that Woulard retweeted this?

    “@DougjackoRyan: @AW_QB2 I bet u will follow the rest of the sellouts and go to Kentucky too….best of luck to you.”

    Hope so, but definitely not expecting to see him in KY Blue.



  25. Twin Condiments
    8:39 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    JoJo “Quatro” Kemp



  26. basketball jones
    8:50 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    I come to this sight everyday…but rarely post. After watching this video…. Im in my mid 50’s , a 1981 graduate of UK. Does anyone else thimk that Jojo …looks a little like Mark Higgs??? Please let it be!!!



  27. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    9:03 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome Mr. Kemp!!!



  28. Blueycat
    9:07 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Cartnal fans are getting skeert. You can smell with their constant trolling over here.



  29. bob
    9:13 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    No, Card fans are just watching how UK fans think they have arrived. This class won’t even be as good as Jokers 2009 class…how did that work out for ya?



  30. mashburnfan1
    9:14 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    lived in FL for 30 years and people do not go to high school games much. There is simply too much to do there and at start of season it is still very hot. This kid played at Deland which is just 10 minutes or so from Daytona so Friday nights people have to choose.



  31. Stickman
    9:20 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    HAHAHHAAA!!!!! That dumbass #7 Louisville fan typed “statium”! That’s so typical of a Loserville fan. Can’t spell the name of the facility his team can’t fill with fans. God how embarrassing it must be to live in your useless sack of skin. What a piece of uneducated trash.

    Oh by the way Jason buttcheek, go to rivals and check the team rankings in recruiting. Guess who’s ranked better than Louisville? Well….over 60 teams, so actually a whole bunch, but mainly KENTUCKY.



  32. DantheCat
    9:24 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    #26…A little taller than Mark , but not quite the size …180 vs 205…Sure hope he turns out to be as good as MH was…



  33. bob
    9:31 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Damn, you make fun of spelling and you can’t add? Rivals has UL #56 how can 60 teams be higher? Recruiting not over come back next week. I did notice UL has 39th best player in nation.



  34. Spicoli
    10:08 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    #26 & 32 Dudes, he looks like Forest Whitaker as Charles Jefferson from Ridgemont High. He plays totally mean, like after I smashed up his car. Lincoln Rules!



  35. GRob
    10:17 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    #26 and #32…Jojo sure looks a lot like Higgs when he squirts out of the hole and runs past everybody. Higgs had absolutely massive legs and for a shorter back had a really long stride that made him deceptively fast. He was awesome.



  36. Trav
    10:36 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    If anyone with even the slightest football brain watches those highlights and ISN’T impressed then you are an idiot. Yes it’s a highlight tape, but ignore the touchdowns. Watch how he runs. When he hits a hole his hips are square and he’s not standing up, yet he can A)take a hit and B)then make a hell of a cut while still going downfield. These things take time to teach and he already has them. He runs at different speeds too. Blasting into a hole is great but sometimes you need to take a few steps and read the line then react. Watch him do this several times when the line is bottled up and then streek for 20 more yards. Guys, this kid is legit and with Clemons here, we have 2 guys that will be an unreal change of pace backfeild.



  37. crackerhillbilly
    10:48 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    JoJo, although we grew up years apart we only grew up a few miles apart in Volusia County, Florida. Welcome young man to the Big Blue Nation!



  38. Stickman
    11:03 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    #33 I haven’t looked at the team rankings in a few days. Since you apparently have, tell me if U of Lol is still BEHIND the cats. Oh, they are? That’s what I thought. Eat a dick. And like you say, recruiting isn’t over. So it’s painfully obvious to anyone with even half a brain (sorry bob, you don’t meet the minimum requirements) that UK will be even farther ahead of the Tards on NSD.

    You lose.



  39. CaptObvious
    11:27 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    Holy crap…that kid can FLY!!



  40. Bulldawg
    11:58 pm February 1, 2013 Permalink

    #36 Trav, I totally agree, This guys looks special. It was awesome to see him out run angle after angle. The angles didn’t matter, he just out ran everyone. Even when he was pushed out of bounds he rarely went down. I can’t wait to see this kid in the spring game!! GO CATS!!!!



  41. Bird in Kentucky
    12:50 am February 2, 2013 Permalink

    Damn this guy looks fast.



  42. s.motley
    12:53 am February 2, 2013 Permalink

    All I can say is WOW!!!



  43. JoeMoney333
    8:28 am February 2, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, kid is fast…



  44. scottp
    9:16 am February 2, 2013 Permalink

    they should look in to getting that big #70 on his team to that’s big boy



  45. Rick
    9:37 am February 2, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry…not impressed….he is very small…..almost every play on this film showd him to be a straight ahead runner ONLY…not cuts…hw won’t get straight ahead running in the SEC….he will be running for his life and will need to cut or be killed.



  46. Stoops is DA Man
    1:20 am February 3, 2013 Permalink

    Kids gonna have some fun in Neal Browns offense!!!



  47. Stoops is DA Man
    1:29 am February 3, 2013 Permalink

    #8 remember the last time ya’ll came into commonwealth highly ranked we sent ya’ll back to loserville with a big L… That previous season ya’ll won the orange bowl… I feel a little DEJA VU…