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December 24, 2013

CatsPause.com Weekly Recruiting Roundup

Chris Fisher 2:00pm December 24, 2013 12/24/13

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Just because Kentucky already has most of its 2014 recruiting class already filled out doesn’t mean there isn’t going to be high drama in the weeks leading up to National Signing Day. The Wildcats would still like to add four more and are still in the hunt for some big game. The latest on where…

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December 23, 2013

Listen to Matt Elam on Kentucky Sports Radio

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm December 23, 2013 12/23/13

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Five-star DT Matt Elam called into KSR this morning to talk about the Cats, the Crimson Tide, and what he likes about both programs. If you missed his interview, you’re in luck. We’ve managed to get the audio files from today’s radio show and are in the process of making them into YouTube videos for…

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TV Williams thinks Matt Elam will be a Cat

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm December 23, 2013 12/23/13

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2014 early enrollee TV Williams was one of the many commits in town a few weeks ago for his official visit, and spoke to The Cats Pause’s Josh Edwards about his trip, which he said made him feel even more a part of the Big Blue family. Williams said he’s close to Matt Elam, and…

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Matt Elam says he feels more comfortable with UK right now

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am December 23, 2013 12/23/13

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Matt Elam just finished up his appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio, and there were a few interesting tidbits. While Elam gushed about both Kentucky and Alabama, he spoke about the Cats in a much more personal manner, even dropping the term “we” when speaking about the 2014 class: “I love Kentucky, I’m from here, I…

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December 20, 2013

Drew Barker and Matt Elam finalists for Kentucky Mr. Football

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am December 20, 2013 12/20/13

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Congrats to Drew Barker and Matt Elam, who were named finalists for Kentucky’s Mr. Football award, along with Scott County’s Scott Daniel and Bowling Green’s Nacarius Fant. By now, you know all about Barker, who will enroll early at UK and wrote about his senior season for KSR. He finished the year with 2,702 yards…

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December 19, 2013

Matt Elam eliminates Notre Dame, is down to Kentucky and Alabama

Drew Franklin 6:32pm December 19, 2013 12/19/13

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It’s now a two-horse race in the recruitment of John Hardin defensive tackle Matt Elam. Elam, who admitted Tuesday he is “very high” on Kentucky, will choose between the Wildcats and the Alabama Crimson Tide on January 4 at the Army All-American Bowl, after eliminating Notre Dame from consideration today. So who’s up for some…

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Checking in on Pullium and Mathis, two unsigned UK JUCO commits

Drew Franklin 12:26pm December 19, 2013 12/19/13

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Kentucky had three JUCO football commitments entering Wednesday’s junior college signing day, but only one of the three, Cory Johnson, submitted his signed letter of intent — plus the surprise of AJ Stamps, of course. Shyquawn Pullium and Michael Mathis did not sign, but the two athlete/defensive backs insist they are still committed to Kentucky.…

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December 18, 2013

This Tweet by Notre Dame Staff Member Can’t Be OK Can It?

Matt Jones 10:00pm December 18, 2013 12/18/13

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I freely admit to two facts: (1) The NCAA rules are inevitably stupid and (2) I don’t know the intricacies of the rules well. One rule that I know exists however is that coaches can’t mention recruits until they have signed with the school. Coaches can mention recruiting in general and talk about “good news”…

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Meet Kentucky’s two JUCO signees

Drew Franklin 8:45pm December 18, 2013 12/18/13

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Mark Stoops and the University of Kentucky football program received two signed Letters of Intent on Wednesday, the opening day of the mid-year junior college signing period. Both newcomers will provide immediate help on the defensive side of the ball, with Cory Johnson expected to compete for one of the two open starting defensive tackle…

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Photo of the Night: Matt Elam getting a pedicure in UK gear

Drew Franklin 7:00pm December 18, 2013 12/18/13

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Keeping a good looking set of feet and nails is extremely important for everyone, whether you’re a supermodel or a highly-touted defensive tackle from Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  Matt Elam knows that as well as anyone, as you can see in this photo of him receiving a pedicure. Elam, UK’s top football target on the board, was…

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July 12, 2020

Junior College football expected to postpone season until spring 2021

Maggie Davis 10:45pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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At least one group of football players will push competition until spring 2021 amid coronavirus concerns. The National Junior College Athletic Association is expected to announce Monday that it will move to a spring football season, two head coaches told The Athletic. CBS Sports is also reporting the eventual announcement. Under the current plan, JUCO…

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Consistent strength of UK’s offensive line plays role in Jager Burton’s recruitment

Maggie Davis 9:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Jager Burton is an offensive lineman, through and through. That’s why Kentucky is so high on the four-star recruit’s radar – the Cats are serious contenders for the Lexington native, alongside football powerhouses Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oregon. Although he’ll be taking longer than originally anticipated to make his college decision amid coronavirus restrictions,…

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July 10, 2020

Five-Star Kentucky Football Target Sets Decision Date

Nick Roush 2:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Kentucky is seeking the services of a five-star All-American defensive lineman. In just over two weeks the Wildcats will find out if they’ve won the recruiting sweepstakes. Damon Payne announced Friday afternoon that he will reveal his college decision Sunday, July 26. According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Payne is the No. 1 defensive…

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Junior Colleges Propose Moving Fall Sports to Spring

Nick Roush 12:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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We are one step away from the postponement of fall sports to the spring at the junior college level. In the midst of the Thursday’s massive news dump, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Presidential Advisory Council recommended moving a majority of athletic competitions to the spring of 2021. A final decision will be…

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July 8, 2020

In-State Quarterback Caden Veltkamp is Officially on UK’s Radar

Nick Roush 4:00pm July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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The University of Kentucky is actively recruiting one of the state’s rising stars in the class of 2022. Last week the Wildcats officially extended a scholarship offer to Caden Veltkamp, a 6-foot-5 pro-style quarterback from South Warren High School. UK is just the second school to offer Veltkamp, following Western Kentucky. Veltkamp’s father is the Toppers’…

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July 7, 2020

Recruiting Roundup, presented by CSL Plasma: UK’s Deep South Recruiting and Mack Brown Flexing

Adam Luckett 3:15pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20

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July 4, 2020

YAHTZEE! Georgia linebacker Martez Thrower commits to Kentucky!

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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The Kentucky football program has picked up its 13th commitment in the class of 2021. This afternoon, three-star outside linebacker Martez Thrower announced his commitment to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over offers from Arkansas, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, and Tennessee, among others. “I will be taking my talents to Kentucky,” Thrower said in his…

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Today on KSR: Happy Independence Day!

Jack Pilgrim 10:00am July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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Who’s ready for some warm weather, relaxation, and hot dog eating contests on this beautiful Fourth of July holiday? Better yet, who’s ready for warm weather, relaxation, hot dog eating contests, and real-life basketball on your televisions? If you’re a fan of any or all of the above – you’re lying if you say you’re not…

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June 30, 2020

WATCH: UK Football commit Christian Lewis explains why he chose the Cats

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20

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The Kentucky coaching staff hit yet another home run on the recruiting trail this afternoon, picking up a commitment from 2021 wide receiver Christian Lewis. Lewis, who is currently listed as a high three-star prospect and is expected to reach four-star status by the time he makes it to campus, chose the Wildcats over Louisville,…

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Three-Star Alabama Wide Receiver Chris Lewis Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush 12:02pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20

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The Kentucky Wildcats have added another talented wide receiver to their 2021 recruiting class. Christian “Chris” Lewis announced he has committed to Kentucky over Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver had offers from 39 schools, including Louisville, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Nebraska. COMMITED ?#BBN ?? pic.twitter.com/4MavM6uEWb — Christian Lewis~DEUCE~ ? (@ChrisLew__) June 30,…

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