With today’s commitment from four star defensive tackle, Cory Johnson, the class of 2014 fortified it’s numbers once again–and fans all across this great Big Blue Nation are hoping that the festivities don’t end there. Could Matt’s forecast of a possible multi-Yahtzee weekend come to fruition? Let’s take a look at a few of the candidates most likely to have the Wildcat faithful rolling the victory dice again before Monday kills the buzz of an awesome weekend in Kentucky football.
Okay, maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part to include Berrios in a list of most likely to commit this weekend. Or is it? The Twitterverse suggests that my wishes may not be as far-fetched as some would believe. This North Carolina wide receiver standout was reportedly “talking about committing” during a meeting with Coach Stoops according to Stanley “Boom” Williams’ Twitter account. If this doesn’t get your excitement juices flowing then you obviously didn’t see Mr. Honey Nut Berrios takin’ care of bidness at The Opening earlier this month. This guy was made to fill the slot in the Air Raid. While the internet claims that Miami is the clear front runner for Berrios’ services, all signs point to Braxton’s genuine enjoyment of his first visit to Lexington. I’d say if he’s talking about a commitment, Kentucky should be considered second to no one in this sweepstakes.
Sticking with the wide receivers, Moral Stephens is a name that you better familiarize yourself with quickly. The 6-3, 200 lbs Florida product with offers from Clemson, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and a bevy of other schools that you would expect to accompany a list of offers like those. What’s more is that Stephens should be considered firmly on commitment watch to the University of Kentucky. Oddly enough, Stephens, who is ranked as highly as nearly any player that Kentucky is currently recruiting, has snuck somewhat quietly into the wide receiver picture for the class of 2014. Reports indicate that Stephens visit to Lexington went extremely well and that he may be mulling over a decision to commit to the Cats before departing Lexington. Somewhere, Drew Barker is smiling to himself as he watches his master plan unfold neatly before his eyes.
Luckily, the skill players aren’t the only prospects that could be falling in favor of UK this weekend. Nick Richardson, an offensive lineman from Ohio (where else?) could find himself the subject of another Yahtzee outbreak on Twitter before the weekend ends. Richardson has declared his top two of Vanderbilt and Kentucky and with visits to both schools in the books, this four star prospect will be making a decision very soon–with this weekend being a rumored possibility for that choice to take place. Richardson would be another promising piece to the (hopefully) impenetrable wall that has pledged to protect Drew Barker from the JaDeveon Clowney’s of the world. He would joining Derrick Kelley and Jarret LaRubbio as current OL commits. Come on down.
This offensive tackle out of Columbus, Ohio has been a top priority in the Kentucky’s offensive line recruiting efforts in 2014. Taylor visited Lexington this weekend and no doubt got a firm talking to from Stoops and his staff about their desire for him to join this class. Internet chatter indicates that Taylor would be hard-pressed to pass on an offer from his home town Buckeyes if given the chance, however, even if Taylor does get the nod from Ohio State, don’t count out the Cats. It appears that Taylor wants to make a decision soon and with a top three of West Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Kentucky, he has no shortage of strong options. With a decision expected very soon from Taylor, don’t be surprised if he pops by tomorrow.
With decisions like these looming, many of which will work out in Kentucky’s favor, one thing is becoming increasingly clearer. The culture is transformed folks. Throw caution to the wind. Say it out loud. Write it down in permanent ink. This is not a fluke.