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Ryan Timmons enjoyed his visit to Kentucky

According to Steve Jones of the Courier Journal, Ryan Timmons enjoyed his unofficial visit to Kentucky this weekend. Timmons still plans to make an official visit to Kentucky in the month of January. Timmons was one of many football recruits on campus yesterday for visits.

KSR’s Nick Roush went into some detail on KSR College about why an in-state player like Ryan Timmons would be a huge get for Mark Stoops and his new coaching staff.

“While Mark Stoops hasn’t pulled off an immediate Cal-esque recruiting class (Sorry, no football version of John Wall), he is doing one thing he promised in his introductory news conference: “Obviously we’re going to recruit Kentucky hard and take care of our home.”

Yesterday Franklin County superstar Ryan Timmons paid a visit to campus and attended the basketball game. Timmons’  speed (4.45 40-yard dash) and athletic ability make him a fun player to watch. His numbers in the air and on the ground this fall were pretty astounding.He only caught 24 passes, but MADE 16 OF THEM TOUCHDOWNS and gained 827 yards (that’s 35.5 yards per catch for you math majors). On the ground he picked up 1004 yards and scored 21 TDs while keeping his yards per carry at 20.08. Timmons’ best stat line?Timmons scored 50% of the time he had the ball (37 Touchdowns on 74 touches).

Timmons was able to put up big numbers because of his athleticism and Franklin County’s style of play. They conveniently run an “identical” offense to new offensive coordinator Neal Brown’s.  Timmons’ visit came two days after receiving an in-home visit from Brown and retained Graduate Assistant Andre Woodson. It was the 2nd time since Stoops was hired that Timmons was had staff pay him a visit (D.J. Eliot was there the week before). Stoops wasn’t playing when he said they were going to recruit Kentucky hard. With a Timmons commitment, it could begin a domino effect for Stoops who reportedly is sneaking in on Trinity’s USC-comitted Defensive End Jason Hatcher.”

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

14 Comments for Ryan Timmons enjoyed his visit to Kentucky



  1. CatsFan22
    5:05 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know why he would go to any Big Ten school when he could play at UK in the SEC.
    SEC>>> big 10



  2. GRob
    5:19 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    Come on down, Ryan! Man, this kid is ELECTRIC!!



  3. REALITY
    5:23 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    #1 Yeah, the 14th best team is the SEC….and get whipped by WKU.



  4. Gocatsgo
    5:49 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    I would love to have him in the Blue and White.



  5. Mustangcat
    5:57 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    Stoops and staff have the ear of these kids, which is saying more then joker could. Given time, they will only improve their impression on them. Don’t be surprised if they land most of them. The longer these kids wait, the better our chances. And it will be a domino effect once it starts. Go Cats!



  6. Catlogic15
    6:12 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    Regarding Hatcher, I don’t know what “sneaking in on” really means.



  7. WayCraKen
    6:26 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    When Joker was there Why would he go? Just look at the way Joker treated Towles. I just hope the new coaches ignore everything the previous staff did or suggested.

    I would like to see Timmons come on board to UK Ohio State I Believe is legitamately interested but is allowing Timmons to be coveted by others. Thats normally not a healthy relationship. I SAY its time to sign up with UK Ryan and be a leader in this class.



  8. Reckoning Coming
    7:41 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    #3 : different regime my man. Stay on what ever UL fan site there is and stay the hell away from here. People like you is why UK fans hate UL and everything it represents. LMB and Merry Christmas.



  9. Bourbon Meyer
    7:44 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    If Ohio State wants this kid, they will get him. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can compete with an elite program. Ohio State can offer a realistic shot at playing for a National Championship. They can offer playing every game on national TV, several of those on prime time network TV. They can offer playing in front of 105,000 fans at every home game. They can offer some of the finest football facilities in the country.

    What can UK offer? The chance to stay home is about it. Yes, the top tier of the SEC may be better than the top tier of the BigTen, but when you get past the top 2 or 3 schools don’t believe it. What happened a few years back when Ohio State played Arkansas in a BCS bowl? Ohio State dominated them. Besides we’re talking UK not Alabama, LSU, or Florida. Football players will always be 2nd class athletes to the basketball players at UK. That is not a selling point to elite football athletes.

    Ohio State has not offered Timmons a scholarship yet. You can bet if they do, he’ll be a Buckeye. Kentucky’s only hope is that Ohio State passes on him. Then UK may be able to get him. Read his own words: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2012/11/16843/catching-up-with-ryan-timmons-the-game-visit



  10. kramer
    8:07 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    Wow the worst team in the SEC has UL and Ohio State fans flocking to UK board dicounting that we could ever change a recruits mind, in Football!! #BBN



  11. UK470
    8:22 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    Hey #9 can Ohio State offer him playing time right away? At UK he would be a star making an impact right away, plus kids like that want to stay and be a hometown hero.



  12. Bourbon Meyer
    8:55 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    #11. If the kid is good he can play right away. Ohio State played 14 Freshmen this year. Urban Meyer has said on many occasions he doesn’t like to redshirt players. Either they are good enough to play or they are not.

    I’m not sure you’re quote about “kids like that want to stay and be a hometown hero” is very accurate. For kids that are not 4 or 5 star athletes, that may be correct. But for the elite athletes, I think history shows they want to go to the NFL. The best way to become a high draft pick and make those extra millions is to go to a program that will let you shine on a national stage. Yes, if they have talent the will be noticed no matter where they go, but top football programs help you get noticed even more and could be worth a few extra draft slots when the time comes.

    This is no different than UK basketball getting the best basketball players in the country. They come here because they can compete on a national stage and have an excellent opportunity to improved their draft status, simply by playing at UK. You cannot deny that.



  13. ikeeveready
    10:32 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    12 – Of the offensive players drafted while Urban Meyer was at Florida only the Pounceys, Percy Harvin, and Aaron Hernandez start or play significant minutes for their NFL teams. To counter I give you Randall Cobb, Stevie Johnson, Jacob Tamme and Garry Williams. All starters and ALL MORE productive than their UF counterparts maybe with the exception of Hernandez who is a beast were it not for injuries.

    On the defensive side the UF grads definitely have and advantage, but certainly not Meyers forte. He has been smart to select extremely sold DC’s to run that side of the ball. Still with Woodyard, Trevathan, Corey Peters and Tim Masthay there contribution cannot be overlooked.

    The totals? 13 UK players currently on NFL rosters from UK to 22 from UF during Urbans reign. You would think it would have been a bigger margin wouldn’t you? Especially since the UK players seem to be contributing more.



  14. Flyer nation
    10:48 pm December 16, 2012 Permalink

    Bourbon, the article you posted is three weeks old, was written right after his visit, and before stoops had been named coach. It is not an accurate reflection of how things currently stand. While I a gree that OSU is still his leader and an offer from them would make it tough for anybody else, I also think the push UK’s staff is making is having an impact. They are telling him he is their #1 priority and backing that up with attention. He is meeting with coaches upwards of five times a a week. I don’t know how long he will hold out for that offer under these circumstances.