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YAHTZEE! Nico Firios commits to Kentucky


The good times keep on rolling!

3-star linebacker Nico Firios just committed to Kentucky over Louisville, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Indiana, Rutgers, USF, and others. He’s considered the 18th best inside linebacker in the country by ESPN, and announced his decision via Twitter minutes ago:

At 6’1″, 220 lbs, Firios is a Florida native with a 3-star ranking by Rivals and Scout. ESPN thinks more highly of him, giving a 4-star ranking. He’s the third player to commit to Kentucky in the last 24 hours, and more are on their way. Watch him work on hudl.

The most amazing part? Per Justin Rowland, his commitment will push Kentucky to the FOURTH BEST RECRUITING CLASS IN THE NATION.

This is happening, folks.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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36 Comments for YAHTZEE! Nico Firios commits to Kentucky

  1. Costa Rica
    1:12 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Here are the OFFERS of UK’s commits so far. Lots of talented kids turning down traditional powers to play at UK.

    Denzel Ware, DE: Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida, FSU, Texas
    Darius West, SA: Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan State, UofL, Wisconsin
    Thaddeus Snodgrass, WR: Notre Dame, Ohio St, Penn St
    Jared Tucker, CB: Florida, Ohio St
    Drew Barker, QB: Miami, TN, UL, South Carolina
    Shyquawn Pullium, DB: Penn St
    Tymere Dubose, DE: Michigan St, Arkansas, WVU
    Kobie Walker, LB: Miami, OK State, Wisconsin
    Mikel Horton, RB: Fla St
    Mike Edwards, SA: Nebraska, Wisconsin, UofL, WVU
    Jarrett Larubbio, OG: Nebraska, Wisconsin
    Darryl Long, TE: UofL, Pitt
    Nico Firios, LB: UofL, Wisconsin
    Ryan Flannigan, LB: Texas Tech
    Dorian Hendrix, LB: Illinois, Indiana

  2. Justin
    1:12 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Good get and welcome to UK and the BBN Nico Firios. we needed some quality LB in this class and we have got Dorian Hendrix, Kobie Walker, and now Nico Firios.

  3. Nicaragua
    1:13 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Still haven’t won a game yet, folks

  4. Justin
    1:14 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    I also forgot but we have JUCO LB Ryan Flannigan as well.

  5. Pawn star
    1:16 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    #3 I would love to look up a message board after Charlie got hired and seen where you had hi hopes for Charlie after dealing with kraigthorpe and how bad you hated uk people for saying the exact thing you are right there. So help yourself remember those days and refrain from being a douche bag like most and let people enjoy “our” boards and you can go enjoy yours!!!

  6. haha
    1:21 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    #3 troll. We also haven’t played a game. Firios is another piece to the rebuilding. Our recruiting talent has taken a big step up. That’s obvious.

  7. Nicarag...ahh just shut up
    1:22 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    still haven’t played a game yet, folks

  8. Calendar
    1:22 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    3 – I have combed through this site and haven’t found one person claiming that UK has won a 2013 or 2014 fb game. We get it. Can’t we just enjoy the positive momentum – we deserve it after last season.

  9. theSkinny81
    1:23 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    3 – Thats right. Oh, and Louisville went undefeated in a LOADED Big East in Strong’s first year as head coach, if I remember correctly….



    In the Big EAST?!?!?!?

  10. Blueycat
    1:25 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Flat out crushing mush mouth and fat boy hurtt in recruiting. They’ll start waxing that ass on the field in the very near future.

  11. BA
    1:27 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    UK could lose every single game this year except against stupid ass Loserville and I would be happy. I would love to read a comment section one time without some Loserville loving jackass posting comments like #3/7. I understand that they care more about UK sports than their own but please stay the hell off of KSR. Go CATS and screw UL. Dont be mad that we stole yet another “prospect” from you. PS…enjoy that shit conference you play in for one more year.

  12. bedfordblue
    1:28 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    wow…what would top this off if somehow we could land a 5 star recruit….does anyone know if we are even in the mix for 5 STAR??

  13. Stoooooooooooooooops
    1:34 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    @12 There are rumors that Barker could become a 5 star after the camps that he’s been going to. Other than that, I don’t believe we are. Hell, I could be wrong though.

  14. tltaworl
    1:36 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    3, is that you Jerry?

  15. Troll Alert
    1:36 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    3 – Sounds like somebody is nervous.

  16. Nicarag...ahh just shut up
    1:37 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    #11) be easy… I’m a UK fan. I was playing off of #3’s comments.

  17. bluemanchew
    1:42 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    10 clint hurtt has been fired for giving ted bridgewater impermissible benefits during his recruitment

  18. Musehobo
    1:42 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    To me, since basketball has 20 5-star players (using Rivals), football should have like 60 of them. However, there are still only 18 football recruits with 5-stars. Also, according to Rivals, we are on the list for Lorenzo Carter, the 5th best player in America (DE). But that list is long. As cool as it would be to get a 5 star, loading up on 3 and 4 stars carries more weight than it would seem.

  19. Laker Cat 18
    1:43 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Kid looks aggressive. I like the way he keeps his feet moving through tackles. Good addition to the BBN.

  20. Scooby
    1:48 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    20 ) Ill say it….looks a lot like a Clay MAtthews….the speed and physicality that he plays with is on another level…

  21. Perspective
    1:52 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    This is definitely a great commit for UK and Stoops but is Nico Firios a Greek name? Ive never seen a super great Greek football player. Thats the only downside I see. Its like horse racing, if the horse doesnt come from a long line of winners then im not betting on them.

  22. Musehobo
    1:55 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    21) I think that is a bit of a jump.

  23. whatttt
    2:02 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    just looking forward to the season starting

  24. whatttt
    2:03 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink


  25. Laker Cat 18
    2:04 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    20. I’ve seen linebackers in the NFL not look as fundamental as this kid does in his highlight videos, honestly. I like the Matthews comparison.

  26. Cats
    2:12 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    21- Uh have you ever heard of Achillis or Hercules. I think they would be pretty damn good linebackers

  27. bosshogg24
    2:43 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Once again a 4 Star (check ESPN) the fifth one in two days!

  28. Sayeth
    2:46 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    21 – C’mon! Everybody loves Alex Karras:

  29. NotSatire
    2:51 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    26) Lol…not to mention Ulysses, and a little event called the Olympics.

  30. GrecianFormula
    3:10 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    21) What about Jimmy the Greek, huh?

  31. Greek Stuff
    3:35 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Leonidas and the 300?

  32. goUKats
    3:58 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    I wish shi theads would stay off KSR boards.I thought neanderthals were extinct,but I guess they are still around, sneaking in from the Loserville boards.Anyway,welcome to BBN Nicio Firios.Here’s one Kentuckian who’s happy to see you decide to become a member of “Stoops Troops.”

  33. chief_cat
    5:02 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    Not only Alex Karras, but his brothers also had NFL careers. Also, Pete Pihos was of Greek descent and an NFL Hall of Fame receiver for the Eagles. Plus, who can forget Garo Yepremian who “keek touchdowns” for the Lions and Dolphins??

  34. bob
    5:43 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    #9 how did the last Bowl Game UK played work out vs.The Big East? The Big East?

  35. rj
    7:24 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    your right bob, the big east has been a powerhouse, lok at all the national championships they have won the last 10 years, wait a minute, that was the SEC, my mistake. also there was a greek player recentlythat played for ohio state named james larenitis who was the son of one of members of the tag team the road warriors of the wwf.

  36. rixter
    9:01 pm June 11, 2013 Permalink

    U of L has just had the greatest year in the history of NCAA team sports, and the Cats are still out-recruiting them in every sport.