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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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December 12, 2013

Crunch time for UK in Elam’s recruitment

Drew Franklin 10:45am December 12, 2013 12/12/13

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Matt Elam’s recruitment is coming down the final stretch and Kentucky is in position to win the race if things go as planned this week. Mark Stoops, Neal Brown, D.J. Eliot, Vince Marrow, and Jimmy Brumbaugh will all pay a visit to Elam in his Elizabethtown home today, before Elam takes his official visit to…

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December 9, 2013

CatsPause.com Weekly Recruiting Roundup

Chris Fisher 7:00pm December 9, 2013 12/9/13

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December 1 marked the beginning of the recruiting contact period for college football coaches, and since that time Mark Stoops and the Kentucky staff has been criss-crossing the country. The UK staff is not only trying to put the finishing touches on the Wildcats’ 2014 recruiting class, but also laying the groundwork for 2015 as…

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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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