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The football commit you didn’t hear about yesterday

When Joker Phillips proudly boasted about the talents of the 26 players in UK’s 2011 class yesterday, the theme was heavy on the potential and he emphasized that they targeted players who have the potential to be the next Keenan Burton, Wesley Woodyard, etc.  In a walk-on, some think they might have gotten the next Derrick Locke.  Alabama running back Terrance Timmons, who ran for over 2,000 yards and scored 29 touchdowns as a senior, accepted an academic scholarship to UK and will join the football team as a walk-on.  

Suck on that, Alabama.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

45 Comments for The football commit you didn’t hear about yesterday



  1. right said fred
    2:58 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Operation Win in full effect.



  2. Joseph Adams
    3:02 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    You would think with them type of stats in Alabama he would have gotten offer by more teams was this not the case?



  3. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    3:03 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like Draak Davis all over again



  4. stratblend
    3:04 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Not a 1st year impact guy that will get the attention of Auburn / Bama… 172 lbs just gives him room to hit the weight room.
    He could contribute by soph / jr year… academic scholly doesn’t hurt the team GPA either. nice.



  5. knightynight
    3:05 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    WOW he looks impressive!!



  6. 1daysoon
    3:06 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    I thought if you received any kind of scholarship (athletic or academic) it counted toward the 85 limit and you are not considered a walkon. Otherwise, let’s give out all kind of “academic” scholarships and build that roster.



  7. Waterview1
    3:18 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    He can scoot.

    Am I imagining it or are there a bunch of black kids named Terrance?



  8. Rob Bromley's Hairspray
    3:24 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    6 – No sir. If you receive a scholarship in another sport and participate in football, you’re automatically counted as a scholarship football player. But if you only receive academic aid, you don’t count toward the limit of 85.



  9. floorgeneral22
    3:24 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    6. I think the provost/academic departments with limited scholarships would not appreciate that. The last guy I remember being on academic was Durrel White, the guy from Middlesboro. But he legitimately got the thing. He went to Governors Scholars as a senior, really sharp guy.

    2. People looked at his height and weight and ran from it. Despite the numbers and the speed, big time programs take a huge stock in pure physical stats. Thats good for UK when we spot them, its how we get guys like Tamme, Burton, Locke, Lindley, and Cobb. Big school sees an above 4.6 40 time (Cobb/Tamme) and don’t offer. Little guy (Locke)? Don’t offer. I think this guy could see the field maybe sooner than we think. Smart guys pick up playbooks quickly…



  10. floorgeneral22
    3:25 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    7. I hate to comment on something like this but…..No, you’re not. Not in my opinion.



  11. Old man sleeping in lower arena
    3:33 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t under-estimate the motivation of a small man to prove himself. That is why DLocke was so good. He was pissed off no one believed in himself when no one else did. Good for u Terrance. Go Cats



  12. raylarsonsbaldhead
    3:36 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    `I know Derrick Locke and you are not Derrick Locke.Does he outweigh Raymond Sanders?Good for the GPA and grad rate!



  13. lpool003
    3:37 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Hopefully he will develop. Most of these highlights are of him simply outrunning everybody else on the field. I hate to be negative about it, but with a 4.42 40, he won’t be outrunning many defenses in the SEC. He definitely has potential though. 175 lbs and his clean, bench and squat look pretty good for that weight/height. If he hits the gym and works very hard (I will go ahead and project a red shirt since he will undoubtedly get one) he could contribute as a red shirt junior.



  14. UKFanInCiny
    3:38 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    ********
    http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/en/play/s/662e022-182267/
    ********
    We need to get Lil Wayne to make a Blue White version.
    ********
    Come on BBN. Lets get that done.



  15. DLW
    3:39 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    What was the rating for this guy?



  16. UKfanNKY
    3:50 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    #15…………ratings DON”T mean squat!!!



  17. elstie01
    3:51 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    If he’s the next Locke, does that mean he’ll miss atleast 3 conference games every season? LOL…no hate, just truth!



  18. bigcat76
    3:51 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Wouldn’t that be a “run”-on?



  19. Terrancethewhiteguy
    3:52 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    My name is Terrance. I’m white, at least on the outside.



  20. GoCats2
    3:57 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink


  21. El_Duderino
    3:58 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    WOW! Big gain for the BBN!!



  22. REALLY??
    4:11 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    The 2A player of the year from KY, RB and Safety was not offered, but this kid was? You have to be pretty good to be POY in any class. He has more size than this kid and put up some good numbers on a playoff team. Wonder why he din’t get a look? I think I know why……..



  23. REALLY??
    4:11 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    didn’t



  24. JodyRay25
    4:20 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    There is an asian kid from my high school whos name was Terrence. Man he was great at math.



  25. khharl
    4:21 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink


  26. El_Duderino
    4:22 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    22) Terrance Timmons ‘earned’ an academic scholarship and will be a walk-on, not an athletic scholarship player.



  27. ebell55
    4:26 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah what 26 said! So what are you insinuating 22?



  28. Answer Man
    4:31 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone else having problems getting these videos posted on here to play?? Have not been able to look at Amy in a while now



  29. Gomer
    4:36 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    JodyRay, there was an asian kid in my school too. His name was Gaul. Gaul Lee. Well … Gaul Lee was good at math too.



  30. floorgeneral22
    4:36 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    22 – I think the teams Timmons faced on a weekly basis had a bit more speed and talent than Caldwell County faced.



  31. floorgeneral22
    4:39 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    27 – I too what like to know what is being insinuated…..



  32. Jason
    4:51 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t know what’s more compelling, this kid’s running ability or how distracting the edited version of “get out the way” is. poor song choice to whomever made this video



  33. ReverendBlue
    5:06 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Wow, we may have to put the buck sweep into our offense after watching this kid run it.



  34. gossie21
    6:26 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    He’s like Derrick Locke eh? Maybe he should post his English Papers on ebay. No chump change, lol.



  35. SeoulCat
    6:40 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    He runs a little too upright, is a bit too slow hitting the hole, and wants to dance east-west a bit too early in his run, but those things can be easily corrected with proper coaching. He definitely has the burner and field vision to do some damage at the D-1 level.



  36. 2020
    6:50 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    We’re not recruiting male models; we’re recruiting football players. It’s all about results. Don’t care about his size one bit.



  37. gvillecat
    6:59 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    http://terrancetimmons.com/

    Shameless self promotion to boot!



  38. gvillecat
    7:02 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    Eight players from Blount signed, although none with a major school. Coach Kelvin Sigler said Kentucky called at mid-morning to offer a scholarship to linebacker Antonio Marsh, but Marsh had already signed with SWAC member Grambling.



  39. markp
    8:32 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    22. It was an academic scholarship!



  40. Lincoln
    8:45 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    #37 Looks like a mother trying to help her son find a college.



  41. Win WIn
    9:34 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    TT is QUICK. Full speed in just a few steps. Glad to have him. No downside to High IQ, athletic player on an academic scholarship.

    Yet a few complain……………………….



  42. Bleedblue36
    10:33 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll take walk-ons that rush over 2000 yards in a season from a state like Alabama any day.



  43. Cash
    10:40 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    legit



  44. Tlo
    10:42 pm February 3, 2011 Permalink

    #40. I’m with you it just sounds like he’s got a proud momma. Sounds like a good kid I hope he enjoys uk whether he sees the field or not.



  45. Lou eaton
    9:44 am February 4, 2011 Permalink

    42 and I like any player who gets over 2000yds and a ton of TDs in a year anytime……….