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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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July 10, 2020

Five-Star Kentucky Football Target Sets Decision Date

Nick Roush 2:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Kentucky is seeking the services of a five-star All-American defensive lineman. In just over two weeks the Wildcats will find out if they’ve won the recruiting sweepstakes. Damon Payne announced Friday afternoon that he will reveal his college decision Sunday, July 26. According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Payne is the No. 1 defensive…

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Junior Colleges Propose Moving Fall Sports to Spring

Nick Roush 12:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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We are one step away from the postponement of fall sports to the spring at the junior college level. In the midst of the Thursday’s massive news dump, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Presidential Advisory Council recommended moving a majority of athletic competitions to the spring of 2021. A final decision will be…

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July 8, 2020

In-State Quarterback Caden Veltkamp is Officially on UK’s Radar

Nick Roush 4:00pm July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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The University of Kentucky is actively recruiting one of the state’s rising stars in the class of 2022. Last week the Wildcats officially extended a scholarship offer to Caden Veltkamp, a 6-foot-5 pro-style quarterback from South Warren High School. UK is just the second school to offer Veltkamp, following Western Kentucky. Veltkamp’s father is the Toppers’…

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July 7, 2020

Recruiting Roundup, presented by CSL Plasma: UK’s Deep South Recruiting and Mack Brown Flexing

Adam Luckett 3:15pm July 7, 2020 7/7/20

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July 4, 2020

YAHTZEE! Georgia linebacker Martez Thrower commits to Kentucky!

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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The Kentucky football program has picked up its 13th commitment in the class of 2021. This afternoon, three-star outside linebacker Martez Thrower announced his commitment to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over offers from Arkansas, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, and Tennessee, among others. “I will be taking my talents to Kentucky,” Thrower said in his…

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Today on KSR: Happy Independence Day!

Jack Pilgrim 10:00am July 4, 2020 7/4/20

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Who’s ready for some warm weather, relaxation, and hot dog eating contests on this beautiful Fourth of July holiday? Better yet, who’s ready for warm weather, relaxation, hot dog eating contests, and real-life basketball on your televisions? If you’re a fan of any or all of the above – you’re lying if you say you’re not…

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June 30, 2020

WATCH: UK Football commit Christian Lewis explains why he chose the Cats

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20

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The Kentucky coaching staff hit yet another home run on the recruiting trail this afternoon, picking up a commitment from 2021 wide receiver Christian Lewis. Lewis, who is currently listed as a high three-star prospect and is expected to reach four-star status by the time he makes it to campus, chose the Wildcats over Louisville,…

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Three-Star Alabama Wide Receiver Chris Lewis Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush 12:02pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20

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The Kentucky Wildcats have added another talented wide receiver to their 2021 recruiting class. Christian “Chris” Lewis announced he has committed to Kentucky over Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver had offers from 39 schools, including Louisville, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Nebraska. COMMITED ?#BBN ?? pic.twitter.com/4MavM6uEWb — Christian Lewis~DEUCE~ ? (@ChrisLew__) June 30,…

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June 27, 2020

Kentucky Makes Top Five for Three-Star Florida Athlete

Nick Roush 11:00am June 27, 2020 6/27/20

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Kentucky is in the hunt for another talented wide receiver in the 2021 recruiting class. The Wildcats have already secured commitments from three wide receivers in the upcoming class. Kamonte Grimes could become the fourth to pledge his allegiance to the BBN. On Friday the three-star athlete unveiled his five finalists — Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland,…

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June 25, 2020

NCAA extends recruiting dead period through August

Jack Pilgrim 6:45pm June 25, 2020 6/25/20

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Coaches will have to wait even longer before seeing recruits in action. This afternoon, the NCAA’s Division I Council announced it would be extending the current recruiting dead period in all sports through Aug. 31. Now, no in-person recruiting will be allowed to take place, limiting coaches to phone calls and video conferences. “The full…

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