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National Signing Day 2013

A running diary of National Signing Day 2013…

Read Part 1 from the morning here.

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1:58 p.m…Hatcher to Hatcher

Jason Hatcher of Louisville Trinity HS is the second defensive end with his namesake. Jason Hatcher plays for the Dallas Cowboys and just gave a shoutout to the Trinity Hatcher, who almost immediately ReTweeted it. Is Hatcher confirming UK, or simply excited a Dallas Cowboy is tweeting him?

–Nick

 

1:47 p.m….Anymore surprises?

One of the players that whispers said could be a late Signing Say surprise, 4-star DT Keith Bryant, signed to pledge for Stoops’ old school Florida State. UK was a long-shot, just entering the scene yesterday.

–Nick

 

1:19 p.m…. Kemp, Badet, and McClain showing off school colors.

 

1:06 p.m…. Chad Scott accidentally named Jason Hatcher as a UK commit.

In an interview for UKAthletics.com, running backs coach Chad Scott slipped up and mentioned Jason Hatcher as one of the players UK was able to keep in state.  He quickly noticed the goof and backtracked, saying the staff hopes to get Hatcher later today.

— Drew

12:56 p.m…. All 21 verbals commitments have signed.

Jeff Badet | Wide Receiver  | Orlando, FL
Alvonte Bell | Defensive End | Miramar, FL
Javess Blue | Wide Receiver | Babson Park, FL
Steve Borden | Tight End | Waxahachie, TX
Justin Day | Offensive Tackle | Aiken, SC
Nick Haynes | Offensive Line | Niceville, FL
Jacob Hyde | Offensive Line | Manchester, KY
Jaleel Hytchye | Cornerback | Cincinnati, OH
JoJo Kemp | Running Back | Deland, FL
Austin MacGinnis | Kicker | Prattville, AL
Blake McClain | Defensive Back | Winter Park, FL
Marcus McWilson | Safety | Youngstown, OH
Kyle Meadows | Offensive Line | West Chester, OH
Regie Meant | Defensive Tackle | Cape Coral, FL
Ramsey Meyers | Offensive Line | Orange Park, FL
Alex Montgomery | Wide Receiver | Weston, FL
Reese Phillips | Quarterback | Signal Mountain, TN
Za’Darius Smith | Defensive End | Greenville, AL
Khalid Thomas | Running Back | Tallahassee, FL
Ryan Timmons | Wide Receiver | Frankfort, KY
Nate Willis | Cornerback | Pahokee, FL

— Drew


12:51 p.m…. JoJo Kemp is official.

JOJO KEMP
All-Purpose Back

5’10”, 180 lbs.
Deland, Florida

Rivals: 5.7
ESPN: 81
247: 87

Drew’s Breakdown:  Kemp 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.

— Drew

 

12:45…. Arkansas commit has the most bizarre story of the day

Alex Collins, the No. 13 wide receiver in America, signed his LOI for Arkansas this morning but there’s a complication keeping him from getting it to Coach Bielema at Arkansas.  Collins’ mother snatched the signed letter and fled the the press conference, because she doesn’t want her son to leave home.  Collins’ mother and the letter are nowhere to be found and Bielema can’t comment without having the signed LOI.

This has to be the craziest story of the day, and maybe ever.

— Drew


12:34 p.m…. Asiantii Woulard to UCLA

As expected, Asiantii Woulard signed with the UCLA Bruins.  UK backed off of its pursuit not long after Woulard’s visit last month.

Best of luck to him.

— Drew

 

12:10 p.m… Two GREAT non-UK names on Signing Day

Dee Liner is a defensive lineman that committed to play for Alabama. I wonder if his parents knew he’d be a 5-star D-Lineman?

Pittsburgh signed a kicker named Chris Blewitt. That guy CANNOT miss a game-winning field goal.

—Nick

 

12:04 p.m…. Asiantii Woulard is set to announce at 12:30 on ESPNU.

We’ll leave this up until then, and hopefully we’ll hear from JoJo Kemp by then.

— Drew

 

11:33 a.m…. JoJo, we can’t live without you, so don’t run away…

BBN is going crazy, crazy, crazy, just to thinkin about you lately…

— Drew

 

11:21 a.m…. Tennessee website has a fax cam girl.

Sorry, guys.  I love you, but I’m not wearing a bikini.  Not for National Signing Day, at least.

— Drew

 

11:15 a.m…. Mackensie Alexander is going to Clemson…

… because “Mom and Dad gotta eat, so I gotta get out.”

His twin brother is going to Auburn.

— Drew

 

11:14 a.m…. Another video from inside the War Room:

— Drew

 

11:11 a.m…. (Make a Wish) Corey Smith-DE target in the mix- signs elsewhere

Corey Smith was listed as a possible late commit for Stoops and Co. The 3-star was also in the mix at Uof L and Miami before signing to play for Arizona State.

–Nick

11:05 a.m…Khalid Thomas is your first official running back

Jojo Kemp is now the last man standing, with 20 LOIs in the books.

KHALID THOMAS
Running Back

5’10”, 175 lbs.
Tallahassee, FL

Rivals: 5.7
ESPN: 79
247: 85

Nick’s Breakdown: When a recruit is labeled as ATH, it leaves a lot of questions on the table that usually cannot be answered until that person puts on a uniform. Is he good enough to play right away? or What will his position be? are questions that the coaches will have to answer during fall camp. For now the only thing we know for sure is that he will have some help when camp begins: his older brother Pancho is a linebacker entering his second season in Lexington. Khalid turned down scholarship offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Miami to have the chance to shine on the field alongside his big bro. Thomas’ athleticism fits the type for an Air Raid running back: a smaller, quick guy that catches well out of the backfield. Raymond Sanders and Co. were ineffective catching the ball out of the backfield this past season (then again, what wasn’t ineffective), but the addition of Thomas along with Jojo Kemp should change that.

–Nick

10:42 a.m. Alex Montgomery is in!

ALEX MONTGOMERY
Wide Receiver

6’1”, 190 lbs.
Weston, FL

Rivals: 5.7
ESPN: 78
247: 85

Drew’s Breakdown:  Montgomery committed to Wake Forest last summer, but reopened his recruitment in October and eventually picked Kentucky over Louisville, NC State, and Ole Miss, among others.  He was considering Kentucky when he originally committed to the Deacs back in June.  The old UK coaches, specifically Joker Phillips and Pat Washington, were one of the main reasons he ever had interest in Kentucky in the first place.  When Stoops and Co. were hired, they continued pursuit of the South Florida product and Big Blue Nation helped reel him in.

Montgomery is tall, strong, very athletic and has amazing hands, as displayed in this one-handed catch in the state title game.  He finished that Class 8A championship game, and his career, with a record nine catches for 199 yards and three touchdowns, plus one interception on the defensive side of the ball.  He’ll be another weapon in Kentucky’s already exciting receiver corps next season.

— Drew

 

10:29 a.m…. Ra’shaad Samples signs with Oklahoma State

But he thanked #BBN for all the support.

Damn.  I was just about to suggest we unfollow him, too.  He knows the majority of his Twitter followers are Kentucky fans.

— Drew

 

10:28 a.m…. CWS bill was introduced today

Things like this take time, but there are some things you can do to help assure that this important bill gets passed.

1) Call 1 (800) 372-7181 (the legislative hotline number). The person answering the phone can tell you who your House representative is.

2) Ask to leave a message for that person. The message is simple:

“I am a constituent of yours. Please support HB 7 that authorizes the University of Kentucky to construct three important, planned projects on campus that are self-financed and require no state funds. Thank you!”

–Nick

 

10:22 p.m…. Waiting on Kemp, Thomas and Montgomery…

Come on, JoJo!!!  Come on, Khalid!!!  Let’s go, Alex!!!

These are three important offensive weapons in the class.

— Drew

 

10:19 a.m…. Jeff Badet knows where Asiantii Woulard is going.

Read into that however you’d like.

— Drew

 

10:17 a.m… Spring Game is 2 and a half months away

Feed the hype and ‘buy in’ by going to the Spring Football game on April 13th. It was announced this morning that it will be free to attend and open to the general public.

–Nick

 

10:07 a.m… Austin MacGinnis joins Punter U

He’s technically not a punter but I couldn’t care less.

AUSTIN MACGINNIS
Kicker

5’11”, 170 lbs.
Prattville, AL

Rivals: 5.5
ESPN: 75
247: 82

Drew’s Breakdown:  With Craig “Auto” McIntosh hanging up his cleats for the final time at the end of the 2012 season, the door is open for a new kicker to step in and earn the starting role.  Joe Mansour, who handled kickoffs last season, is the best returning option, but Austin MacGinnis expects the job to be his.  MacGinnis was one of the top kickers in the nation as a senior and he says seeing Landon Foster start for UK as a freshman played a big role in his decision.  Kentucky was his first offer and he committed without hesitation.  My guess is he’ll become Kentucky football’s all-time leading scorer before his career in Lexington is over.

–Nick

 

10:03 a.m…That awkward moment when…

ESPNU is awesome right now. At first, even a football guy like myself thought it was dumb. Then I heard Derek Dooley’s voice. Gene Chizik is an “analyst” that has to sit around while players commit to his former school and his colleagues talk about how bad Auburn was last year. They continually mention Chizik as a 2010 National Champioship head coach. Salt hurts on an open wound ESPNU.

— Nick

 

10:00 a.m…. Here’s your current 17 commitments:

Jeff Badet | Wide Receiver  | Orlando, FL
Alvonte Bell | Defensive End | Miramar, FL
Javess Blue | Wide Receiver | Babson Park, FL
Steve Borden | Tight End | Waxahachie, TX
Justin Day | Offensive Tackle | Aiken, SC
Nick Haynes | Offensive Line | Niceville, FL
Jacob Hyde | Offensive Line | Manchester, KY
Jaleel Hytchye | Cornerback | Cincinnati, OH
Blake McClain | Defensive Back | Winter Park, FL
Marcus McWilson | Safety | Youngstown, OH
Kyle Meadows | Offensive Line | West Chester, OH
Regie Meant | Defensive Tackle | Cape Coral, FL
Ramsey Meyers | Offensive Line | Orange Park, FL
Reese Phillips | Quarterback | Signal Mountain, TN
Ryan Timmons | Wide Receiver | Frankfort, KY
Za’Darius Smith | Defensive End | Greenville, AL
Nate Willis | Cornerback | Pahokee, FL

— Drew

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

170 Comments for National Signing Day 2013



  1. Ms. Woody!
    10:02 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Woohoo!

  2. I was stumping for an all-day live blog today (yep, that was me on last night’s live blog stumping for that). They’re live blogging over at UK Athletics. Hmmm…



  3. No Surprises
    10:04 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    In the video in the post below, Coach Stoops’ board is only numbered to 22…just sayin’. If he was holding out hope for surprises, wouldn’t he add a few more numbers?



  4. Wall2Cousins
    10:09 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    ***** Can Jon Hood get some minutes after that impressive layup last night?? *****



  5. Johnny B Good
    10:12 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Bonn Bell to Ohio State! Screw you Rocky Top.



  6. mjblue2
    10:13 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, my guess is he rode a lawn mower to prom…the kids do funny prom arrivals now.



  7. ChicagoCat
    10:17 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I almost wish I hadn’t paid attention to anything today and not seen any rumors of “possible unknown commits”. Goodbye productivity.



  8. GMo
    10:20 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Is Jo Jo Kemp late an issue? Is he going to sign????



  9. Pet Peeve
    10:20 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Re: the kicker – couldn’t care less not could care less. This is not a UL site.

    Just giving you $.it….great job today



  10. SeoulCat
    10:21 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Badet’s tweet looks very nice.



  11. Scoop
    10:21 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Hatcher is 100%..wooooo



  12. Ra'Shaad Samples
    10:25 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I faxed my papers into Oklahoma State this morning. Check their website.



  13. MustangCat
    10:26 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    We also have a “Bell” to ring, a “Sting Jr” and we all are trying to figure out what a “hytchye” is? To go along with our Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde!



  14. NL
    10:27 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    We may still be toward the bottom of the SEC, but is there really that big of a difference between TN, vandy, miss st ranked around 20-25 and us ranked 30? South Carolina is 17, and we aren’t that far off from that. As long as we can get similar level talent and we have good coaches, we should be competitive in the SEC. And that is definitely an improvement



  15. Wild Blue
    10:28 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Good to see that many FL kids signing wit the Cats. Stoops gettin it done in the Sunshine State.



  16. Mattd
    10:28 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Ty drew for correctly saying “couldn’t care less”.



  17. Ms. Woody
    10:30 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I’m listening right now on Iheart.



  18. Rockfield, KY
    10:30 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    14. True. The coaching is going to be the difference maker for us now. We’re getting comparable SEC talent and hopefully the coaching is SEC calliber too.



  19. tyson
    10:31 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I’m excited.



  20. JuJu
    10:31 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Scout.com has Kentucky falling back at the #48 class right now.



  21. FinjaDave
    10:33 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Nick – Non-Commonwealth residents (I live in Tenn) should call that number, too! Get behind CWS!



  22. Wes
    10:35 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I thought UK pulled the QB Woulard’s offer?



  23. Drew Franklin
    10:37 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    16. — You mean Nick.



  24. Jill Massey
    10:40 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    ESPN ranks Kentucky’s class
    the worst in the SEC. So what
    has really changed? Even Joker
    managed to out recruit 1 or 2
    SEC teams.



  25. Jimmer270
    10:41 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    22 – Woulard’s offer was never pulled. I don’t think he will choose UK, but I think we were much more involved at the 11th hour than anyone thinks.



  26. NL
    10:42 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    24. With Joker we were ranked 62 in the country. We have a legitimate shot at a top 25 class now. Can you not see the difference?



  27. ohcat14
    10:44 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Already un-followed Samples – I would hope to see his followers take a huge hit today.



  28. Stickman
    10:45 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    TSR (tennessee sports radio) has a signing day chick. KSR definitely needs to get in on this…

    http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/dblplay1212/819069_zps3fe5c2f3.png



  29. Jimmer270
    10:45 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    24 – Rivals ranks us ahead of both Arkansas and Missouri and we are just behind a couple other schools like UT and Miss State.

    The big thing that has changed is our national rank. Instead of having a class that is in the 50’s-60’s nationally, we are going to have a class in the 20’s-30’s. If you can’t tell the difference than you have much bigger issues.



  30. TrueBlue
    10:46 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Okay Rashad Samples gets to be an honorary Wildcat just playing for another school, any kid you recognizes our fanbase like that becomes cherished to a degree in the wonderful BBN.



  31. Rockfield, KY
    10:47 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    After Arkasas just picked up that 4-star OG, they are now ahead of us on Rivals



  32. ls
    10:48 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    samples just wanted followers and attention he dont play for KY so who cares



  33. ashain04
    10:49 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Just called my reps for Nelson County. Left message.



  34. JTack
    10:50 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Any chance we can get another video of the recruit board?



  35. J-Huh
    10:50 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    The Shoney’s remodel is definitely outshowing the website remodel.



  36. KCK
    10:53 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Bernard Madoff? Adam Lanza?



  37. Matt
    10:53 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    It is a great class for uk but it still ranks last against the other SEC teams looks like we are getting hyped for nothing we are still behind the rest!!!!!



  38. Ms Woody
    10:54 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Sent my rep an email!



  39. Duuuuuude
    10:55 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I like our class, and I like our team. It is not a recruiting haul like the rest of the schools we compete against, but perhaps instead of getting blown out by 30+ points a game we can keep it within a couple touch downs and steal a victory here or there. In time we can get there!



  40. 2020
    10:57 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    UK would have the Big East’s #1 recruiting class as it stands right now… take that Cards.



  41. Jimmer270
    11:01 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    37 – Do you know anything about recruiting at all? I’m sorry but finishing in the 20’s-30’s nationally at UK is a HUGE improvement over 50’s-60’s. Also, we are miles ahead of UL in recruiting this year.



  42. Matt
    11:01 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Yea but we are in the SEC and not the Big East so we will have to step up our clad too gain some ground. Definitely will be more exciting then last year just know the BBN and they will be expecting huge things and I don’t see that happening.



  43. cracka
    11:01 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    jeff badet followed up his tweet by saying asiantii woulard would announce at 1230 est on espnu



  44. Jimmer270
    11:02 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Other than Quick and Richardson, UL’s class is full of scrubs.



  45. Matt
    11:02 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    41- we are competing in the SEC and 30s is good but when everyone else is above you in your conference it’s not good enough.



  46. Louisville
    11:03 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    LMAO! Smh still in the bottom ey



  47. Rae
    11:04 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    42. He only had two months. In two months we went from being blown out to nipping at the heels of Tennessee and others. It is a higher quality talent that will at least allow us to compete. Plus we are finally beating UL in recruiting again. First step is controlling your state.

    And Rivals, I think, has us beating Arkansas and Missouri.



  48. cracka
    11:04 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    thomas is in



  49. Brink
    11:04 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    37 Jesus christ stop beating a dead horse. How did our recruting classes look when we beat #1 and eventual national champion LSU a few years ago? What about when we beat clemson and fsu? The point is that if Joker was still the coach our class would be somewhere around #70. Stoops has been here for less than 3 months and has the potential to have a top 25 class. Even if we stay around 30 we are MUCH closer to the rest of the sec than we have been EVER.



  50. OleMissBooster?
    11:06 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Hey everyone, check out Hugh Freeze’s wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Freeze; “Coach Freeze put together a historic recruiting class in 2013 with the help of key boosters delivering bags and bags of cash to top level recruits.” Lol



  51. Matt
    11:07 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    47- Louisville is one game that really doesn’t mean anything the conference is where we will be defined as a good team or a poor team and that’s more important than a game against Louisville. I’m just saying gotta do better recruiting if we want those SEC titles we have been hearing about.



  52. Stickman
    11:07 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    46.Louisville Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 11:03 am
    “LMAO! Smh still in the bottom ey”

    You can tell this moron is a loserville fan because he uses words like “smh” and “ey.” My theory is that he also hangs out at a quick mart slinging dope while sporting a flat bill cap. Pity him, but don’t ever fall so low that you become him…

    So just imagine how horrible Louisville would be in the SEC. Do me a favor, go over to Rivals’ team rankings and point out which Big East teams (including Louisville) are ranked higher than the Cats.

    That’s what I thought…



  53. Kentucky
    11:08 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    46. No news over at your louisville site? No…oh right those guys already commited here (scroll down you’ll see)



  54. Rae
    11:11 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    45. Yes it is actually. A new coach at Kentucky won’t come in and get a top 10 recruiting class in football. When the entire SEC gets top recruiting classes, nipping at their heels is a good thing for the first go around. Remember, fellow bottom feeder Ole Miss, whom we could usually count on beating, got the number 1 guy. Give it time.



  55. Rae
    11:15 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    51. It is his first year. He had two months. Your expectations are too high for the short term. We aren’t winning an SEC title right away. We need to start with beating an SEC team. This recruiting class is good enough to not go 0-8 in the SEC. With time and better facilities that are coming, we will start to build a reputation and get higher tier guys.



  56. Mike
    11:15 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t care what t trolls say, we are damn excited about this recruiting class and our coaches ability to teach them



  57. scottydee
    11:21 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    What is the latest word on Woulard, Lawson, and Bryant?



  58. AWAT
    11:22 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    What about Hatcher?? I know KSR reported last night he was committed but I don’t see him on the big board????



  59. Brink
    11:23 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    37 42 45 Matt doesn’t know his a-hole from his elbow. He obviously thinks football and basketball recruting are the same. It wouldn’t matter if we had a top 10 class this year, it wouldn’t instantly make us competitive in the sec.



  60. scottydee
    11:23 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    #58. He has a 3:00 est press conference. Won’t know for sure till then.



  61. Brink
    11:23 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    58 He is deciding at 3:00pm



  62. Bikini girl?
    11:27 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Where is our bikini girl? Someone call Katherine Webb!



  63. Louisville
    11:33 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    52 preseason top 10! Oh and I have a theory too… You mad? LMAO!!!! Still a bottom feeder so sad! Oh and great news on our board… You see it!



  64. uk_logan
    11:39 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    why didnt you give us a url for the tennessee fax cam? i….. just uh…….. wanted to keep track so i know the enemy



  65. Han
    11:40 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Neal Brown’s response to the question about having so many QBs was that they’ll normally take 1 per year, but when you can get a great player, you take him.

    Hopefully, that was concerning a certain dual threat QB.



  66. NO1UNO
    11:41 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    62. Forget Katherine Webb, you’ll have to choose between Drew or Matt.



  67. oddthomas
    11:42 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    love the imagine dragons in the background of war room videos. gets me pumped up!



  68. Brink
    11:43 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    63 I seem to remember the last time you all were ranked preseason top 10 and came in to commonwealth and cried all the way home. By the way how did you all finish that year?



  69. cracka
    11:43 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    why don’t have hookers walking around in our war room?



  70. Louisville
    11:45 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    68.. I can tell you how we both finished this year! LMAO!!!!!!!!



  71. Rockfield, KY
    11:45 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Woah, that girl is a smoke show. Where do I sign up?

    Also, we are now down to #32 on Rivals. I think we’ll need Hatcher and one surprise to hit top 25.



  72. bluebiscuit
    11:46 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Go here to figure out your legislator, and send them an email.

    http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislators.htm



  73. Brink
    11:47 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Typical Louisville fan pick and choose the facts that help you the most.



  74. Louisville
    11:49 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Yup



  75. Jake_GOCATS
    11:49 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    63. Louisville is ranked in the 50’s in recruiting on rivals. Kentucky is top-30. Also, how does it feel to have a losing record to your biggest rival in both football and basketball? Until Louisville can consistently beat Kentucky more than Kentucky beats them in both sports, Kentucky will remain the better. Straight logic.



  76. Big Mike In The Wood
    11:51 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    How can the Tennessee girl not be wearing road cone orange. She may be a Vol but I would.



  77. well done young man
    11:56 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Well done to the Samples kid… that’s a classy way to pick another school and not be a dick to the other school’s fanbase that wanted you. Shows a level of maturity that doesn’t always exist among these kids. Good for him and best of luck.



  78. Stickman
    11:56 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    63.Louisville Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 11:33 am
    52 preseason top 10! Oh and I have a theory too… You mad? LMAO!!!! Still a bottom feeder so sad! Oh and great news on our board… You see it!

    Yeah, I’m mad that our class is ranked over 20 spots better than yours…that makes perfect sense. Thanks for proving my point about your stupidity.

    Watch out, there’s a 93 buick pulling up, I think they want a rock. Charge them a high price, it’s a long way until the first of the month and your next government check.



  79. ames
    11:58 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Drew has a pretty mouth…



  80. Louisville
    11:59 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I love BBC and hate the BBN



  81. STEVE!
    11:59 am February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like the Orange Pride Girls are still in business at UT. They have outlasted Fulmer, Kiffin, and Dooley.



  82. Stickman
    12:01 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    By the way check the time on post #28 compared to Drew’s announcement. You’re welcome BBN.

    I’m the G unit of good looking signing day chicks.



  83. Drew Franklin
    12:04 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    82. — Been watching it all morning. It only went up here because the UK news ended. Thanks for sharing it, though.



  84. Kentucky
    12:05 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Please stay here and give more clicks and $$$ to Matt jones and fellow UK supporters. It must be nice reading some real fans comments too, is that why your comments reflect on you so well. No explanation needed, we know all about you, and laughing at you. Your turned on by BBN aren’t you? Haha I know something we say will bring out some outburst from you and short temper usually means short… Hahahahah



  85. Louisville
    12:06 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    78 damn u dumb



  86. Dano
    12:07 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Stoooooooooops is on Sirius 91 right now



  87. Stickman
    12:10 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    DAMN IT DREW!! Just give me my one moment in time!



  88. rjr
    12:10 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    What’s the link to the Tennessee site? Damn….



  89. Realism
    12:11 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    to the folks that are saying “but…but…it’s still the bottom of the SEC.” We’re at least now grouped WITH THE REST OF THE SEC.

    Stepping stones, guys! This class is already rated higher than any other UK football class that I can think of AND STOOPS ONLY HAD THREE MONTHS TO PUT IT TOGETHER. No, this class is not going to make us instantly competetive, but you’ve gotta BUILD the program back from where it was taken. This class is just a huge stepping stone in the right direction of doing that.



  90. memphis
    12:13 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Any word on Leon Sandcastle?



  91. JKUK
    12:13 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    “Asaintii Would is set to announce” ?



  92. TSR Cam
    12:13 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink


  93. Stoooooops
    12:14 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Any news on asiantii! I’ve come on here looking all day and haven’t seen anything. Is he not looking at UK as hard as he was or what?????



  94. Louisville
    12:17 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    75 only bc we have a small class. Do your homework. Quality over quantity my man. Not to mention the fl transfers. Is ky a football school now? Lol first good recruiting class and still in the bottom maybe you will win 3 games next season.



  95. Josh
    12:17 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Asiantii isnt even got an offer from UK, but maybe he got one this morning from them and Badet found out about. Who knows.



  96. rjr
    12:18 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Thx!



  97. Josh
    12:19 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    ESPN has our class at 40 right now but with Hearns and maybe Lawson we could crack the top 25. Rivals has us as 40 but they dont have Hatcher included.



  98. Pimp K
    12:20 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    96 — Don’t kid yourself. He has an offer if he wants it.



  99. truBLU
    12:20 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I’m willing to bet #92 does not use a device with “auto-correct” on it



  100. Kaptain Kat!
    12:22 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I just had a premonition, Woulard to the CATS!



  101. JKUK
    12:22 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    @100 no, it said “Asaintii Would” on the post originally



  102. JKUK
    12:23 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    On Drew’s post



  103. Stoooooops
    12:24 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    89) your 100% correct. I don’t think joker recruited very well. I’m tired of seeing some getting on here and acting like because we changed coaches everything is fixed. It’s going to take Stoops time to build this thing right. In my opinion we have team full of MAC talent and I don’t think Saban could coach them up enough to win in the SEC.
    Now stoops is getting players who belong in the SEC! These guys are good enough that they can be coached up to being good SEC players. The only thing is Joker tanked UK so bad it’s going to take 2 or 3 more classes like this untill it will show on the field but at least we aren’t starting off so far n the whole. We are getting 4 and high 3 star players with a few 2’s, instead of it being the other way.



  104. ShelbyCatFan
    12:24 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    95- our quality is also higher than UL. Higher avg. stars. Moron



  105. ShepKat
    12:26 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Asiantii Woulard to UCLA



  106. Kaptain Kat!
    12:29 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Asiantii Woulard to Kentucky!



  107. Stoooooops
    12:29 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    100) FAIL! Good jod trying to call somebody else out! Try being a ass to somebody else?



  108. ShepKat
    12:30 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    @107 I’m hoping!



  109. 95. Louisville
    12:31 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    You have a small “class” huh bhahaha your embarrassing yourself here. You cannot convince anyone otherwise.



  110. Kaptain Kat!
    12:31 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    @109 me too…..



  111. RollTide
    12:33 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky does and will always suck!



  112. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    12:34 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    UCLA it is. Oh well.



  113. Han
    12:34 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    UCLA for Woulard

    Still a chance for Bryant, maybe.



  114. SeoulCat
    12:34 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Damn Asiantii.



  115. cjmorelikepj
    12:34 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Woulard to UCLA. Who else thought that was a UK jacket he was putting on?



  116. Stoooooops
    12:34 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    95) Because you beat UK two years in a row your a football school? I give you you hade a good year last year your a powerhouse? Really. You did win a bowl game over a Flordia team that didn’t bother showing up, but don’t confuse that with being a power house. Your just a few recruiting classes from being back to where UK beat you 4 out of 5 years!



  117. NashvilleCat
    12:35 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Blue and White jacket? C’mon man. Your messing with my emotions!



  118. J-Huh
    12:35 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I saw the blue sweatshirt and got excited for a second…



  119. sacwoo
    12:35 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I saw the blue jacket and I got excited for about 4.5 seconds….. about as long as Pitino



  120. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    12:35 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    #116–Put me at the front of that line.



  121. Kaptain Kat!
    12:36 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Boo! Oh well, his loss.



  122. Stickman
    12:37 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Just heard from a solid source that Tecmo Bowl Bo Jackson is faxing his LOI to Stoops.



  123. Stoooooops
    12:38 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Good luck to Woulard. Football is a lot different then basketball getting good players to visit can help out down the road. QB is the one position that we can afford not to get a good player this year, we are stacked there for a few years!



  124. Louisville
    12:39 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    112 they no it! Lmao!



  125. RollTide
    12:40 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    UK will never be any good. Just get rid of your football program and save some money



  126. Kaptain Kat!
    12:41 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like no NSD surprises



  127. haha
    12:41 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    102) I think that’s his point. I would guess that the entry was made on a smartphone initially and the autocorrect changed Woulard to would….just my 2 cents.



  128. loveUK
    12:42 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    @125 *know



  129. Louisville
    12:42 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    117 delisional! Well they showed up to beat ky! Spin it however you want it’s a win in the books baby!



  130. Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
    12:43 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    #126–Any true Bama fan (and I use that term loosely) would have a name of “Roll Damn Tide”.



  131. Louisville
    12:44 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    129 I no.. That’s the way I wanted to type it… I knew the sUcK fans would say something… They’re so educated.



  132. Louisville
    12:45 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    126 made my day! Lmao!!!



  133. Rockfield, KY
    12:46 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    125. What we do “know”, is the difference between “no” and “know”. I’m guessing you weren’t even alive the last time UL won a national title is basketball and have a football memory that only stretches back one year.



  134. MC
    12:46 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    #123-I just hope defenses don’t select A and up to stop him. We’ll need to get him some more plays.



  135. JKUK
    12:47 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Change of plans? Do you guys know something we don’t??



  136. Joe
    12:50 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Uk fans at start of football season: everybody watch out we are going to have a good year!
    Uk fans at the end of football season: Just wait until bball season and watch Alabama win the National Championship because somehow Uk and bama are connected as the same team in football since they are from the same conference.



  137. [email protected]
    12:51 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Lil bro trolls have reached a new low…trying to pose as Bama fans. Lol, lil bro. We know your stench when it’s present. You aren’t fooling anyone.



  138. JKUK
    12:53 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Who are some of the possible surprises?



  139. Joe
    12:54 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville fans at start of football season: We da bestest team in da wurld.
    Louisville fans at the end of football season: Sugar Bowl is da national championship right?
    Louisville fans during basketball season: maybe next yeer.



  140. ukLOVE
    1:01 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    @140 Joe’s my new best friend.



  141. G-Unit
    1:02 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    139 – The surprises will occur AFTER signing day…



  142. Spenser
    1:04 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    a coach, during the live feed on UKAthletics, just had a slip…something like, “We have beat some big programs for the top in-state talent like Hatcher and Ryan Simmons (sic). Well, hopefully the Hatcher kid.”



  143. Joe
    1:06 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    thank you 141. Everyone should follow your lead and friend a tard.



  144. motodog
    1:06 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    A slip for sure…Don’t think he should have said that



  145. Stickman
    1:08 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    132.Louisville Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    “129 I no.. That’s the way I wanted to type it… I knew the sUcK fans would say something… They’re so educated.”

    Awww little brother is upset that we get a better education than the one he flunked out of at his commuter school. That’s okay sport, you got your education on the mean streets of “da Ville”, didn’t you?



  146. Joe
    1:12 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    N E buddy no whar dat Kareen cyfer b at? Ma couch needs to hab sum lubins,



  147. wildcat golf
    1:13 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Pretty good article posted on Yahoo…
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf–sec-s-dominance-extends-to-signing-day-055403427.html
    Article is wrapped around why the SEC only contains teams that are considered BAMFs, but also plugs UK throughout!

    #ibelieveinstoops



  148. TrinityFan
    1:14 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I heard that Louisville Catholic Sports is streaming the Jason Hatcher signing at 3 p.m. today. Hopefully we get to watch Hatcher pick up a UK and join the BBN! Here’s the link talking about it: http://catholicsportsnet.com/louisville/articles/2013/2/6/signing-day-2013–and-the-decision-is—-



  149. Al's IndiCats
    1:16 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Who actually cares what lil Bro thinks, Hell they only have one good thought a year and we all know they’ve wasted that already ha ha ha.



  150. Claydwildcat
    1:16 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Great to get a recruiting violation today. That sucks, I know he didn’t mean to.



  151. Rockfield, KY
    1:20 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    151. Shouldn’t be a big deal. It’s not like we took him out on a cruise with some of his teammates and bought him lobsters, steaks, and all the strippers he could handle. That would just be crazy to do.



  152. Will Totten
    1:21 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    You’re not a real SEC school until you get a football recruiting violation



  153. bluristhurr
    1:22 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville fans are such TARDS they get lost on a UK site. Wait tell you get out the Big easy conference and actually play more worthy bcs schools. I’ll forgive them though, any programs fan base would be excited to be out conference USA



  154. JTack
    1:23 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    So, if he slipped up and mentioned Hatcher’s name, is that some sort of violation???



  155. Luke
    1:29 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    BBN,
    Please go vote for Coach Cal in the Infiniti Coaches Challenge on ESPN.com. He is losing to Missouri coach Frank Haith, and needs the BBN help. Great first class for Coach Stoops!



  156. Big Blue 00
    1:30 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    #155 – It would only be a violation if Hatcher had yet to officially sign his LOI. College coaches are not permitted to comment on unsigned recruits.

    If Hatcher has already signed—-Scott may have just backtracked because he didn’t want to steal Hatcher’s moment in the sun—-with his upcoming press conference and what-not.



  157. Spenser
    1:30 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I’m hoping it’s not a violation. I was just pumped to hear him name drop Hatcher as a kid we are keeping in-state. Also, any news on Hearns? Is he cleared to sign with us? I’m excited about all of the D-line and secondary talent we are bringing in, but UK has produced some decent linebackers and with this new staff, a guy like Hearns could be a massive addition.



  158. ebell55
    1:34 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    First let me say I’m happy Mark Stools is our coach and he did an amazing job closing out our recruiting class. However I don’t like the trend I’m seeing of talking down about our current players and the previous staff. Our last three recruiting classes were way above our normal standards and we have a lot of young talent on the team now.Joker was very influential in landing Myron Pryor Corey Peters the entire Lagrange pipeline Ralpheal Little and I could go on.He got his shot and it didn’t work out but we should show respect for the good he did do andmove on.I like the excitement the fanbase is showing but let’s see if were still this excited after the UofL UF USC Bama four game stretch! I for one will still be in the stands win or lose because I am a loyal UK football fan. Go Cats good luck coach Stoops!



  159. Steve
    1:40 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Very happy with Coach Stoops and staff work on such a short notice. Best class maybe in Kentucky history with Jason Hatcher and Kentucky is still ranked 14th in the SEC according to ESPN rankings. Amazing how good the SEC has been and will be.



  160. nick
    1:42 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    check out hatchers twitter he seems to be confirming hes coming to uk @rocknation6



  161. Fann65
    1:50 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Did anyone else notice that Coach Brown in the video asked a signee what he was wearing? That’s creepy on the level of Tom Crean!



  162. TheFirstStep
    1:54 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I think it’s obvious UK already has Hatchers signed LOI which is why Chad Scott slipped up and mentioned his name earlier. They are keeping it quiet so he can have his moment at 3:00 PM and why Stoops moved his PC to 3:20. Welcome to the #BBN Mr. Hatcher!!!!!!!! GO Rocks and GO CATS!!!



  163. Stickman
    1:55 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    That’s “grown men following 18 year old boys on tweeter” creepy.



  164. Al's IndiCats
    1:58 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    159, I don’t think anyone was ripping on the kids personally, but you have to think back on the last few years most of these kids talents and ability wasn’t used to say the least. Joker just wasn’t the man for the job….plain and simple. We were never competitive on the field playing sub par teams this past year…..



  165. TheFirstStep
    2:00 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    #162…You’re a D-Bag…It’s all about relating to high school kids. This is the Most important day in the young lives of most of these kids and most dress up in their Sunday best for the special occassion. Take your ridiculous Tom Crean analogy and….



  166. 159
    2:01 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    As a head coach Joker did nothing except weaken the program as a whole. You have no way of logically defending him.



  167. 2014
    2:11 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    Watching that kid that signed with FSU….he had a UK hat on the desk in front of him……Guess what? this time a few years back we couldn’t even send a kid like that a hat just to put on the desk…..
    I feel we’re just scraping the ice off the windshield this year, next year we’ll actually be inside the car.



  168. ebell55
    2:25 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    167 tell me one thing I said that is inaccurate!?!? Joker didn’t work as a coach however his last.three recruiting classes were similarly ranked to this one. If we don’t get some guys who can control the line of scrimmage it doesn’t matter who our coach is. Rag on Joker all you want as a coach but he recruited at a higher level than any previous UK coach. I still think we have some very good young. Skilled guys on the team and our JR and Soph classes are strong! Go Cats!!!



  169. Fax girl lover
    3:50 pm February 6, 2013 Permalink

    I want to sign with Tennessee all of a sudden….