With the recent commitment of the great “Shaquille Love” (actual name Bob Smith), the spotlight has once again shown on the recruiting prowess shown by the Cats in this class. While Kentucky has only stolen a couple of top names, what it has done is produced a solid class of 3 star players, each of whom has selected UK over other BCS schools…a feat that hasnt always been the case. For a number of years, the reason for the improved UK recruiting was the ability of Joker Phillips to get into Georgia and other non-traditional UK recruiting bases and pull out unknown gems. But now with Joker in the top position, that role has moved to Tee Martin, the head of UK recruiting. Martin is getting out and becoming the face of the UK nation on the recruiting trail and making quite an impression. One college coach I spoke with last week told me that “Tee will be one of the best recruiting Assistants in the country very soon.”
So the person leading the charge in recruiting is a Quarterback who won a national championship when he played at Tennessee. Who would have thought it?