Beisner brought up the commentary from Luginbill on Patrick Towles from the Elite 11 quarterback camp, but that wasn’t the only attention the future Cat got from the world wide leader today. As ESPN ran down the recruiting classes for the 2012 SEC schools, Towles was the player of note from Edward Ashcoff.
Here’s what he had to say:
Spotlight: Quarterback Patrick Towles of Fort Thomas, Ky., hasn’t received a ton of publicity, but he is a talented dual-threat quarterback. He isn’t easy to bring down at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and also has a very strong arm to work with. Towles threw for 2,471 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior.
Joker has done a great job filling out the recruit class early and often, but Towles really could be a special get for the Kentucky program. It’s a little early to predict how he will fit in with Joker’s system, but there is a lot of excitement around Towles for those that have seen him.
If you want to see the full list of how the SEC schools are doing with recruiting, you can check out the SEC blog over at ESPN. And for those of you who like to keep count, Kentucky is just behind LSU, USC, Florida (15 recruits) and Alabama (14) with 13 commitments to date. Doesn’t really mean much, but Tennessee has four. Just saying.