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March 5, 2020

Lexington football star Dekel Crowdus cuts list, includes Kentucky

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm March 5, 2020 3/5/20

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One of the nation’s top football recruits and arguably the top in-state prospect in Kentucky has included the Wildcats in his list of final ten schools. This afternoon, four-star wide receiver and Frederick Douglass standout Dekel Crowdus announced his finalists, with Kentucky joining Baylor, Louisville, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and…

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February 20, 2020

YAHTZEE! Three-star offensive lineman David Wohlabaugh commits to KENTUCKY

Jack Pilgrim 10:30pm February 20, 2020 2/20/20

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For a second consecutive day, the Kentucky Wildcats have picked up an offensive line commitment in the class of 2021. David Wohlabaugh, a three-star offensive tackle out of Stow, OH, has committed to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over offers from Maryland, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia, among others. “After a great talk with [the Kentucky football…

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Jager Burton’s Relationship with John Schlarman and Vince Marrow

Nick Roush 1:45pm February 20, 2020 2/20/20

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The top-ranked football player in the state is no stranger to the coaches and players at the University of Kentucky. Frederick Douglass High School offensive lineman Jager Burton is the top recruit in the Commonwealth, ranked by Rivals as the No. 149 player overall in the 2021 recruiting class. Before he was an offensive lineman,…

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February 19, 2020

KSR Football Podcast: Recruiting Chatter with Jager Burton

KSR 11:00am February 19, 2020 2/19/20 Comments Disabled

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The top-ranked football player in the state of Kentucky and the No. 1 player on Mark Stoops’ 2021 recruiting big board sat down with Freddie Maggard and Nick Roush to talk at length about his recruitment. Jager Burton revealed he will officially visit five schools — Alabama, Kentucky, Clemson, Ohio State and Oregon. The Frederick…

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February 17, 2020

Kentucky and Michigan State’s Impending Recruiting Clash

Adam Luckett 10:45pm February 17, 2020 2/17/20

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After immediately turning down the Michigan State brass, the Spartans came back to former graduate assistant Mel Tucker with a killer deal that will pay the former NFL defensive coordinator around $5.5 million per year and provide him a robust salary pool of $6.4 million. The Cleveland, Ohio native who formerly joined the Alabama staff…

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LISTEN: Vince Marrow is Ready to Battle Michigan State on the Recruiting Trail

Nick Roush 11:53am February 17, 2020 2/17/20

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Not long after Vince Marrow declined a job opportunity at Michigan State, Kentucky’s recruiting coordinator is prepared to go to war with the Spartans over the best football prospects in the Midwest. The Big Dog joined Kentucky Sports Radio three days after he announced he is staying in Lexington. Michigan State reportedly offered Marrow a…

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February 6, 2020

How Kentucky’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class Finished in the Final Rankings

Nick Roush 4:00pm February 6, 2020 2/6/20

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Kentucky’s 2020 football recruiting class is complete. It will go down as one of the best, if not THE best in school history. Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow provided an exclamation point on National Signing Day by adding four-star athlete Michael Drennen. Along with five-star defensive tackle Justin Rogers, the two UK signees were first…

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LISTEN: Mike ‘Donut’ Drennen plans on being “something special” at Kentucky

Nick Roush 11:59am February 6, 2020 2/6/20

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On the first day official of his career as a Kentucky Wildcat, Mike Drennen made a splash. Shortly after submitting his National Letter of Intent, the Kentucky-bound athlete explained to Matt Jones on Kentucky Sports Radio why chose UK over USC, Florida and Michigan. “I’ve been coming to Kentucky since I was 13-years old,” Drennen…

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Today on KSR: Mike Drennen is a Kentucky Wildcat

Nick Roush 9:00am February 6, 2020 2/6/20

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Kentucky’s 2020 National Signing Day ended with a bang. Mike Drennen picked UK over USC, Michigan and Florida, giving the Wildcats a four-star athlete that’s one of the top 250 football players in America. First recruited by Vince Marrow as an eighth grader, the Big Dog celebrated the occasion on Twitter. Boom ? don’t ever…

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February 5, 2020

WATCH: Michael Drennen Explains Why He Chose Kentucky

Nick Roush 11:00pm February 5, 2020 2/5/20

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After a lengthy recruitment Michael Drennen committed to Kentucky on National Signing Day, choosing the Wildcats over USC, Michigan and Florida. Kentucky was long considered the frontrunner but USC made significant moves down the stretch, enough to convince the publisher of a USC website flew to Columbus for the ceremony. Scott Schrader did not see…

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April 4, 2020

In-state star Jager Burton pushes back commitment date

Jack Pilgrim 5:00pm April 4, 2020 4/4/20

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2021 four-star offensive lineman and in-state standout Jager Burton has pushed back his decision date. Burton, a star for Frederick Douglass HS in Lexington, announced this afternoon that after originally planning an August 24 commitment, he will now have to delay the announcement due to the coronavirus. Once the dust settles a bit, the 6-foot-4,…

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April 1, 2020

NCAA extends recruiting “dead period” through May 31

Maggie Davis 5:10pm April 1, 2020 4/1/20 Comments Disabled

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We won’t be hearing the words “YAHTZEE” for a while, that’s for sure. The NCAA has just pushed back the end of its recruiting dead period by several weeks – now, there will be no recruiting nationwide for Division I and Division II athletics through May 31. Previously, the NCAA had suspended all in-person recruiting…

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March 26, 2020

A Conversation with Future UK Quarterback Kaiya Sheron

Nick Roush 10:00pm March 26, 2020 3/26/20

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On Monday Somerset quarterback Kaiya Sheron announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky. Kentucky’s fourth commitment in the 2021 class, Sheron spoke to Kentucky Sports Radio and explained why he wants to be a Wildcat and what the future holds for the 6-4 pocket-passer.   KSR: We’ll start with a simple question, one that’s…

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March 24, 2020

What Kaiya Sheron’s Commitment Means to Kentucky

Freddie Maggard 11:00pm March 24, 2020 3/24/20

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Mark Stoops and Darin Hinshaw secured the commitment from 2021 QB Kaiya Sheron on Monday. The Somerset Briar Jumper’s pledge ensures that a strong quarterback room remains stout for the future. It also gives the Cats an in-state recruiter for a pivotal year in the Commonwealth’s recruiting landscape.  In addition to actively securing future teammates,…

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March 23, 2020

YAHTZEE! 2021 Somerset QB Kaiya Sheron commits to KENTUCKY

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm March 23, 2020 3/23/20

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The Kentucky football program has found its quarterback for the class of 2021. This evening, 2021 three-star prospect and top-30 quarterback Kaiya Sheron has announced his commitment to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over early offers from Marshall and Eastern Kentucky, among significant growing interest from various Power Five programs. “First off I want to thank…

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March 18, 2020

Dane Key Appears in 247’s First Class of 2022 Rankings

Nick Roush 3:15pm March 18, 2020 3/18/20 Comments Disabled

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Not a whole lot is happening in the world of football recruiting. To pass the time in self-quarantine, the fine folks at 247 Sports have compiled their initial rankings for rising juniors in the class of 2022. In the first edition of the class of 2022’s Top 247, Frederick Douglass wide receiver Dane Key is…

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March 17, 2020

What Greg Manusky Brings to the Cats’ Coaching Staff

Freddie Maggard 12:00pm March 17, 2020 3/17/20

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Mark Stoops hired a defensive coach with over 20 years of NFL experience as a linebacker coach and defensive coordinator. Greg Manusky has been added as a defensive quality control coach. Manusky coordinated defenses for the Redskins, 49ers, Colts, and Chargers. In other words, four NFL franchises believed in his coaching prowess enough to trust him…

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March 16, 2020

Four-Star Kentucky Wide Receiver Dekel Crowdus Sets Decision Date

Nick Roush 2:00pm March 16, 2020 3/16/20

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One of the best football players in the state of Kentucky has set a decision date. Four-star wide receiver Dekel Crowdus will announce where he is going to college on his birthday, May 10. His ten finalists include Kentucky, Ohio State, Louisville, Baylor, Ole Miss, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Texas. Committing on…

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March 13, 2020

NCAA has reportedly ordered a stop to all recruiting

Nick Roush 2:27pm March 13, 2020 3/13/20

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Crootin’ season is over. According to Jon Rothstein, Nicole Auerbach and a host of other reporters, the NCAA has suspended recruiting for all sports, both on and off campus, until at least April 15. Typically this time of the year is used to build momentum on the trail. Now basketball coaches will be unable to…

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March 12, 2020

SEC suspends on and off-campus recruiting through March 30

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:22pm March 12, 2020 3/12/20

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In light of the coronavirus outbreak, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey just announced the league has suspended on- and off-campus recruiting through the end of March, at least. “We did have conversations about recruiting I referenced and have stopped off campus and on campus recruiting for a period of time. That could be extended. I’ve…

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