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May 20, 2020

Former Four-Star Football Prospect from Louisville Enters Transfer Portal

Nick Roush 10:00am May 20, 2020 5/20/20

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One of the highest-ranked recruits from the area over the last five years is back on the market. Defensive lineman Tahj Rice has entered the transfer portal. A four-star recruit out of Louisville Waggener High School, 247 Sports ranked Rice as the No. 10 defensive end in the 2018 recruiting class. Out of high school…

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Today on KSR: Yahtzee incoming?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 9:00am May 20, 2020 5/20/20

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Is it time to get the dice out? Today at noon, 2021 three-star defensive back Jordan Lovett will announce his college decision. The North Hardin star is down to Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Boston College, and Georgia Tech, and is considered the No. 5 player in the state of Kentucky by Rivals and…

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May 19, 2020

Jordan Lovett to Announce College Decision Wednesday

Nick Roush 11:00pm May 19, 2020 5/19/20

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One of Kentucky’s top targets in the secondary will soon reveal his next destination. North Hardin defensive back Jordan Lovett will announce his college decision Wednesday at noon. Along with the Wildcats, Lovett is considering Louisville, Missouri, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Boston College and Georgia Tech. Announcing commitment Tomorrow @ Noon ?? — J ? Ø…

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May 18, 2020

NCAA Division II will reportedly open up in-person recruiting in June

Nick Roush 3:30pm May 18, 2020 5/18/20 Comments Disabled

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Recruiting will soon return to normal… for Division II schools. College Football Talk’s Bryan Fischer reports that in-person recruiting on NCAA Division II campuses can resume in June. Before hosting recruits on campus, schools must first receive the green light from local public health officials and their conference. This move counters what’s happening in Division…

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Decision looms for in-state football recruit, Jordan Lovett

Maggie Davis 10:00am May 18, 2020 5/18/20

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Could the Kentucky football team add another homegrown talent this week? It’s possible. Jordan Lovett, a 6-foot-2 defensive back out of Radcliff, Kentucky, hasn’t officially released a date for his commitment. Still, things seem to be pointing toward a decision in the near future. He’s a consensus top-six player in the Bluegrass, and Vince Marrow…

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May 16, 2020

Name You Need to Know: Owensboro Quarterback Gavin Wimsatt

Nick Roush 11:00am May 16, 2020 5/16/20

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There’s a rising star on the gridiron that calls Western Kentucky home. Rising junior quarterback Gavin Wimsatt is building an arsenal of scholarship offers. Last week the University of Kentucky was one of the first to throw their hat in the ring. A 2022 prospect from Owensboro High School, Wimsatt has fast feet to accompany…

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May 15, 2020

Dekel Crowdus hints at a pending commitment. Who could it be?

Nick Roush 12:00pm May 15, 2020 5/15/20

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Good news on the Kentucky football recruiting front has come frequently over the last three weeks. The Cats have picked up five commitments in that short period of time. That does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Four days after Dekel Crowdus announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky, the four-star wide…

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May 12, 2020

Dekel Crowdus: “I knew I was not going to Louisville at all. I was going to Kentucky over Louisville any day.”

Jack Pilgrim 10:45pm May 12, 2020 5/12/20

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On Mother’s Day, 2021 four-star wide receiver Dekel Crowdus announced his commitment to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over the likes of Oklahoma, Ohio State, Auburn, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Penn State, among others. One of those “other” schools? Louisville, who apparently didn’t even get a second look from the top-250 prospect in the…

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Dekel Crowdus heard from Vince Marrow when Lynn Bowden got drafted

Drew Franklin 12:32pm May 12, 2020 5/12/20 Comments Disabled

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Dekel Crowdus’ relationship with UK’s coaching staff, namely Vince Marrow, was one of the driving factors in his decision to stay home to play at Kentucky over other offers from many top tier programs around the country. Crowdus can’t pinpoint what it is that draws him to Marrow and Kentucky; maybe it’s the way Marrow…

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11 Personnel E42: Rivalrying and Recruiting

KSR 11:30am May 12, 2020 5/12/20 Comments Disabled

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11 Personnel is back and better than ever. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett have plenty of recruiting talk following the additions of La’Vell Wright and Dekel Crowdus. That was slightly interrupted once Jordan Watkins set the internet ablaze and brought the UK-UofL football rivalry to the forefront. Highlights: — Homemade oatmeal cream pies. — Lessons…

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June 1, 2020

Kentucky is a Finalist for a Four-Star Linebacker

Nick Roush 5:30pm June 1, 2020 6/1/20

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The Kentucky Wildcats are contenders for one of the top athletes from North Carolina. Monday afternoon Jabril McNeill announced he has trimmed his list of suitors. Despite just extending a scholarship offer last month, the Cats made the initial cut. Blessed to be in my position?? top 11?? pic.twitter.com/M8KcW0zsLg — jabril (@smoove_jdm) June 1, 2020…

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Why Kentucky? Jager Burton Explains the Appeal of Playing for his Home State School

Nick Roush 12:00pm June 1, 2020 6/1/20

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The foundation of UK’s 2021 football recruiting class is built on homegrown talent. Kentucky would like to add at least one more big name from the Commonwealth, Jager Burton. A four-star recruit, the Frederick Douglass offensive lineman is the top-ranked player in the state and No. 158 player in America, according to Rivals. Burton has…

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May 29, 2020

Junior College Linebacker Joko Willis Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush 11:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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Kentucky’s 2021 recruiting class just got a little more crowded. Friday afternoon junior college linebacker Joko Willis announced his commitment to Kentucky. The three-star prospect chose the Wildcats over Mississippi State, Arkansas and Kansas State. Originally from UK’s former recruiting pipeline in Lagrange, GA, Willis has spent the 2019 season at Independence Community College in…

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May 28, 2020

How Jon Sumrall sells Kentucky Football on the Recruiting Trail in the Deep South

Nick Roush 12:00pm May 28, 2020 5/28/20

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Mark Stoops’ coaching staff has created enemies in Ohio and Michigan. Described as the new “Big Ten Killer” on the recruiting trail, this December an SEC head coach received a similar recruiting headache from a recent addition to UK’s staff. Entering National Signing Day, most believed four-star defensive tackle Josaih Hayes was set to join…

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May 23, 2020

Kentucky Pitches Basketball to Top 100 Football Recruit

Nick Roush 12:00pm May 23, 2020 5/23/20

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If fortune favors the bold, Kentucky might have a shot to land one of the best football prospects in America. A quick Google search will tell you that Terrion Arnold is a consensus four-star football talent from Tallahassee, FL. Considered the No. 85 player in America by 247 Sports, many believe the exceptional defensive back…

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May 21, 2020

How One Offer from UK Changed Owensboro Quarterback Gavin Wimsatt’s Recruitment

Nick Roush 1:30pm May 21, 2020 5/21/20

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On a spring Saturday in May, Gavin Wimsatt made a phone call that altered the trajectory of the Owensboro quarterback’s career. He did not know how to respond once he finished talking to Vince Marrow. “I was super excited. I kind of didn’t know what to do at the moment.” Wimsatt told KSR. “It was…

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May 20, 2020

This ‘Lexington Legends’ recruiting graphic is pretty awesome

Drew Franklin 2:45pm May 20, 2020 5/20/20 Comments Disabled

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Frederick Douglass High School’s Jager Burton is at the top of the recruiting board in Mark Stoops’ office (if the targets are listed from top to bottom in order of priority AND if this board even exists at all) as the top-ranked recruit in the state of Kentucky and one of the last remaining in-state…

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Cats Stay Hot In-State by Landing a ‘Big One’

Freddie Maggard 1:00pm May 20, 2020 5/20/20

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Mark Stoops and company continues its hot streak on in-state prospects.  On Wednesday, UK earned the commitment of North Hardin’s Jordan Lovett. Lovett is a versatile defensive back that can play a plethora of secondary positions. For example, he can line up as a strong or free safety, nickel, or at dime. This multiplicity fits…

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LISTEN: Jordan Lovett Explains Why He Chose Kentucky

Nick Roush 12:30pm May 20, 2020 5/20/20

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The fourth high school football player from the Commonwealth joined Kentucky’s 2021 recruiting class Wednesday morning. Three-star defensive back Jordan Lovett explained on Kentucky Sports Radio why he wanted to become a Wildcat. “I committed to the University of Kentucky because first off, they’re a great school,” he said. “I feel like all of the…

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Jordan Lovett, In-State Star Defensive Back, Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush 11:48am May 20, 2020 5/20/20

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YAHTZEE! One of the state’s brightest young stars will join Mark Stoops’ secondary. Jordan Lovett announced on Kentucky Sports Radio that he will be a Kentucky Wildcat. Recruited by Vince Marrow, Lovett chose Kentucky over Louisville, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati and Boston College. The North Hardin High School star is the third Trojan to…

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