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December 18, 2013

It’s official: Cory Johnson and AJ Stamps are Kentucky Wildcats

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:15pm December 18, 2013 12/18/13

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Cory Johnson and AJ Stamps Mark Stoops is currently speaking to the media about his mid-year JUCO signees Cory Johnson and AJ Stamps, and practically bounced into the room with glee. Nick is on the scene and will have a full recap for you afterwards, but here’s a bit more about our new Wildcats. Stoops…

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YAHTZEE! Top JUCO safety AJ Stamps will sign with Kentucky today

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:20am December 18, 2013 12/18/13

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Today is the first day of the mid-year junior college signing period for college football, and Kentucky is expected to sign at least one of their four JUCO commitments in Cory Johnson. However, the big news of the morning is a surprise commitment and signing from top JUCO safety AJ Stamps. Stamps is a 6′,…

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December 17, 2013

JUCO football players can sign tomorrow

Drew Franklin 7:00pm December 17, 2013 12/17/13

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Tomorrow marks the first day of the midyear junior college signing period for college football, which runs through January 15, 2014. Kentucky currently has four JUCO commitments in the 2014 class, but only defensive tackle Cory Johnson will sign tomorrow. There are reports that the other three — Ryan Flannigan, Shyquawn Pulliam and Michael Mathis…

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A Football Recruit to get Familiar With: Emmitt Smith (not the Hall of Famer)

Nick Roush 5:00pm December 17, 2013 12/17/13

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  Inside Linebacker 6’1”, 230 lbs. Bowling Green, KY (Warren Central) Rivals: #14 ILB 24/7: #6 ILB, #2 in KY Top Schools: Kentucky, WKU, Louisville, Purdue, Alabama, Penn State, Indiana, Nebraska and others. Twitter: @E_Smith_22   As the #BBN anxiously awaits for Matt Elam to decide his future on January 4, it’s not a bad…

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Matt Elam receives Paul Hornung Award, says he is “very high” on UK

Drew Franklin 2:34pm December 17, 2013 12/17/13

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Per our friend Larry Vaught, who was at the Paul Hornung Award banquet today, Matt Elam admitted he is “very high” on Kentucky as his January 4 announcement date approaches. Elam, recipient of the award given to the state’s best player, told the crowd, “I just felt real comfortable (during his visit to Kentucky) and…

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CatsPause.com Weekly Recruiting Roundup

Chris Fisher 1:00pm December 17, 2013 12/17/13

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— Kentucky is fresh off a huge recruiting weekend where the Wildcats hosted 17 of its current commitments plus its top target in Elizabethtown (Ky.) John Hardin 5-star defensive tackle Matt Elam, who is firmly entrenched in a tug of war between Kentucky and Alabama. For some time, many inside the state of Kentucky and…

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December 16, 2013

Four-star JuCo DT Cory Johnson to sign with UK on Wednesday

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm December 16, 2013 12/16/13

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Four-star JuCo DT Cory Johnson committed to Kentucky back in July, and according to 247 Sports’ Josh Edwards, he is ready to sign with the Cats on Wednesday. At 6’3″, 287 lbs., Johnson will bring some immediate size to the defensive line, which the Cats desperately need after Donte Rumph, Mister Cobble, and Tristian Johnson…

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Tweet Beat: UK’s big football recruiting weekend

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm December 16, 2013 12/16/13

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The football program just wrapped up one of its biggest recruiting weekends in history, and thanks to social media, we have some insight as to how it went. Here are some tweets to give you an idea of how it all went down. Drew Barker started things off by making it clear he was ONLY…

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How did Matt Elam enjoy his weekend in Lexington?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am December 16, 2013 12/16/13

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Matt Elam was literally the big man on UK’s campus this weekend during his official visit. With his announcement only a few weeks away, how did the visit go? 247Sports’ Josh Edwards shared his insider knowledge with fans over on the CatsPause message boards. Here’s a taste: One source, who was not as confident this…

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December 13, 2013

Stoops Has His First GIANT Recruiting Weekend Of The Offseason

Nick Roush 1:00pm December 13, 2013 12/13/13

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In the two weeks since the 2013 Kentucky football season came to a close, Mark Stoops has spent the majority of that time on the road recruiting. His travels have kept him busy, but he did find the time to call into KSR last week.  The coaching staff is finally off the road, but they…

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September 28, 2020

WATCH: Jager Burton makes ridiculous one-handed grab for pick-six

Jack Pilgrim 8:30pm September 28, 2020 9/28/20

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Kentucky football commit Jager Burton is a freak-of-nature athlete, that’s been made clear for years. Standing 6-foot-4, 271 pounds and ranked as high as No. 59 in the class of 2021, it’s no surprise that the Wildcats had to fight off the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oregon to earn his commitment on…

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September 21, 2020

How Kentucky and Auburn’s Talent Compare in Recruiting Rankings

Nick Roush 3:10pm September 21, 2020 9/21/20

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On paper it appears as though Kentucky is catching up with the Auburns and Alabamas of the SEC. It all depends on what paper you’re looking at. If you throw out college production and simply use recruiting rankings to evaluate talent, it’s easy to see why Auburn opened as a 10-point favorite over Kentucky. 247…

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September 18, 2020

WATCH: Belfry vs. Pikeville in the Kroger KSR Game of the Week

Zack Geoghegan 7:20pm September 18, 2020 9/18/20 Comments Disabled

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KSR’s second Kroger Game of the Week is only 10 minutes away from kickoff! Here’s how you can check out the action. The game is only being streamed live via pay-per-view, so you’ll need to go to mountain-topsports.com, then click on the “Watch Live: Pikeville High Football” banner at the top of the page, click…

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September 12, 2020

La’Vell Wright’s Heroics Propel North Hardin Past Frederick Douglass in Epic Opener

Troy Howell 10:30am September 12, 2020 9/12/20

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Four UK commits. Six more with Kentucky offers. Two state powers. The first Kroger KSR Game of the Week.  Surely a game of this magnitude couldn’t live up to the hype, could it?   It did.  North Hardin kicker Cayden Logsdon lined up for a field goal, trailing 17-16 with 4 seconds left. It got there. Barely. Logsdon converted…

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September 11, 2020

North Hardin Defeats Frederick Douglass 19-17 with Improbable Last-Second Field Goal

Nick Roush 10:31pm September 11, 2020 9/11/20

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In a game filled with stars, North Hardin running back La’Vell Wright shined brightest when it matter most. Trailing by one point with the clock running in the final minute of the season-opening showcase, North Hardin was on the ropes at Frederick Douglass. Facing pressure on third and long, the Trojans’ quarterback flicked the ball…

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WATCH: Frederick Douglass vs. North Hardin in the Kroger KSR Game of the Week

Nick Roush 7:20pm September 11, 2020 9/11/20

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Few folks are allowed inside the gates at The Farm to watch the Broncos take on the Trojans but you can watch all of the action from the comfort of your home thanks to the fine folks from PrepSpin. Four Kentucky commitments are squaring off in this clash of Kentucky high school football titans. OL…

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September 1, 2020

Floodgates have opened for Kentucky Football Recruiting in 2022 Class

Nick Roush 3:00pm September 1, 2020 9/1/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky football recruiting turned up a few notches overnight. Beginning at 12:01 am ET on Sept. 1, college coaches gained the ability to directly contact players in the class of 2022 who will compete this fall as high school juniors. Up until today, players had to be the ones to initiate contact with college coaches.…

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August 31, 2020

WATCH: KSR’s video recap of Jager Burton’s commitment

Maggie Davis 10:00pm August 31, 2020 8/31/20 Comments Disabled

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Sunday was an exciting day for the Big Blue Nation, as the Kentucky football program got a huge commitment from Lexington’s own Jager Burton. The All-American offensive lineman made things official at KSBar when he picked the blue-and-white hat up off the table, and KSR was there to cover it all. Here’s what you need…

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UK Commit Christian Lewis Carves up the Competition

Nick Roush 6:00pm August 31, 2020 8/31/20

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One future Kentucky Wildcat had a field day Friday night. The Alabama high school football spotlight was on Christian Lewis as his Pleasant Grove Spartans, state runners-up in 2019 and currently ranked second in class 5A, hosted the second-ranked 6A team, the Oxford Yellow Jackets. It was also a little rivalry game preview. Oxford’s Roc…

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Jager Burton Embraces Hometown Hero Role

Nick Roush 10:30am August 31, 2020 8/31/20

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Jager Burton could have played college football anywhere. When the hats were on the table — Alabama, Clemson, Oregon, Ohio State and Kentucky — he picked the familiar blue and white. “I’ve known for a little bit that’s where I wanted go, that’s what I wanted to be. To finally fulfill that hometown hero role,…

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