Multiple sources have told FootballScoop.com, a very reliable website, that Florida State offensive coordinator James Coley will join Stoops in Lexington. If true, National Signing Day could be a very, very exciting day for fans of Kentucky football.
Coley has ties all over the state of Florida; he’s from Miami and was on the Miami Dolphins staff from 2003-2005. He also served as recruiting coordinator at Florida State in 2008 and 2009 when he reeled in back-to-back top 10 classes for the Seminoles. ESPN called him the best recruiter in the ACC in 2010.
He wouldn’t bring the high-powered offense you’d expect from a Neal Brown or Kliff Kingsbury hire, but James Coley would bring top talent to Lexington, maybe even from Florida State. For example, current Florida State commit Michael Johnson, a 4-star cornerback, said Coley is like a father figure to him when he gave his verbal back in February. Coley was also the lead recruiter for another Seminole commit, 4-star wide receiver Jesus Wilson, who also has a very strong relationship with Coley.
Let the OC speculation begin!