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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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AJ Stamps opens up about picking UK

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm December 18, 2013 12/18/13

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This morning, JUCO cornerback AJ Stamps picked Kentucky over Ohio State, and will enroll early, giving the Cats some immediate help at a position they need it the most. Mark Stoops said that they didn’t close the deal with Stamps until this morning, and that the staff was up late into the night trying to…

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Stoops expects Drew Barker to compete for the starting job immediately

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:45pm December 18, 2013 12/18/13

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While talking to the media about his new JUCO transfers, Mark Stoops reflected on the 2014 class as a whole, calling their bond unique and praising the ones that are already signed and will enroll early, namely Drew Barker. Stoops raved about Barker, telling reporters that getting him on campus early will be huge for…

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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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April 18, 2021

After a Huge Recruiting Weekend, Kentucky Football has a Top 10 Recruiting Class

Brent Wainscott 11:00pm April 18, 2021 4/18/21

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Mark Stoops believes the class of 2022 may be one of his best classes ever, and so far, that’s held true. After a huge recruiting weekend where Kentucky received commitments from three players inside the ESPN Top 300, the Wildcats sit inside the top 10 for the 2022 recruiting class, according to Rivals.com. The Wildcats…

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April 17, 2021

Kiyaunta Goodwin, Top 100 Offensive Tackle, Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush 11:15pm April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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The Kentucky football program just picked up one of its biggest commitments in school history, both figuratively and literally speaking. Kiyaunta Goodwin verbally committed to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson and Michigan State. The elite offensive lineman was surrounded by friends and family when he announced his decision at Aspirations Gym…

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Film Room: Kiyaunta Goodwin

Adam Luckett 11:00pm April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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Kentucky has quickly become one of the biggest brands in the sport when it comes to offensive line play. How many other offensive lines have a unit nickname that is embraced by the entire fan base? A big reason for this improved trench play on the line has been due to a homegrown talent boom.…

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How Kentucky Convinced Kiyaunta Goodwin to Become a Wildcat

Nick Roush 10:45pm April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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It’s one of the biggest recruiting wins in school history. Kentucky fended off Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Michigan State to receive a commitment from Kiyaunta Goodwin. The highest-ranked player to commit to UK since Mark Stoops’ arrival, it took years of hard work by Vince Marrow in the city of Louisville to pave Goodwin’s path…

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WATCH: Top-100 prospect Kiyaunta Goodwin commits to Kentucky

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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2021 four-star lineman Kiyaunta Goodwin is a Kentucky Wildcat, choosing UK over Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson and Michigan State, among over 60 total scholarship offers. Considered a consensus top-100 prospect in the senior class, the elite offensive tackle announced his commitment to Kentucky surrounded by friends and family at Aspirations Gym in Louisville on Saturday. With…

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11 Personnel E90: Kiyaunta Goodwin and the Wade Twins are Wildcats

KSR 8:00pm April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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An historic recruiting weekend for the Kentucky football team calls for an emergency Saturday night podcast. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett break down what the high-profile additions of Kiyaunta Goodwin, Keaten and Destin Wade mean for the Wildcats’ future. Highlights: Goodwin’s athleticism is unparalleled to humans his size. How UK kept “chipping away” to win big.…

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UK has successfully tapped significant recruiting pipelines in Kentucky

Nick Roush 7:00pm April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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“We’re going to build a wall around the state” is a line used by every college football coach at his introductory press conference. Ensuring the most talented players from the state play for the home team is vital to a program’s success. Kentucky has done just that over the last three years. In 2020 defensive…

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How to Watch Kiyaunta Goodwin’s Commitment Ceremony

Nick Roush 5:00pm April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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Within the next hour Kiyaunta Goodwin will reveal where he will be attending college, choosing between Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan State and Clemson. Will he put on a Kentucky blue hat? You can watch all of the action unfold when CBS Sports HQ broadcasts the ceremony at Aspirations Gym in South Louisville. The event…

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Kiyaunta Goodwin: Get to know the generational talent at offensive tackle

Nick Roush 4:45pm April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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[Editor’s Note: Before Kiyaunta Goodwin announces his college commitment this evening, get to know the four-star prospect by revisiting this profile from earlier this week.] It seemed ludicrous to hear that a 13-year-old from Louisville could one day become the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Five years later Kiyaunta Goodwin is one…

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Today on KSR: A Crazy Spring Football Weekend Continues

Nick Roush 10:00am April 17, 2021 4/17/21

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Welcome to a wild 24 hours for the Kentucky football program. The BBN is still in a tizzy over the Wades’ decision to choose the Wildcats, yet there’s so much more to go. Before we get to that, let’s take a moment to celebrate the awesomeness that was Friday night. Keaten and Destin Wade took…

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