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January 3, 2020

REMINDER: Vito Tisdale Announces his College Decision at Saturday’s All-American Bowl

Nick Roush 1:00pm January 3, 2020 1/3/20

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The highest-ranked uncommitted prospect from the state of Kentucky will announce his college decision in just over 24 hours. Vito Tisdale is in San Antonio for the All-American Bowl. In the middle of Saturday’s game the four-star defensive back from Bowling Green will choose between Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M on national television. Ranked by…

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January 2, 2020

WATCH: Damien Harris Says He Picked Alabama at Last Second

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm January 2, 2020 1/2/20

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Either Damien Harris is a pretty good liar, or he made the most important split-second decision of his life. In a sitdown interview with CampusLore, former Alabama running back and Richmond, KY native, Damien Harris, explains how he chose the Crimson Tide. Apparently, the one-time five-star high school recruit had planned on picking the Wildcat…

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January 1, 2020

Frederick Douglass four-star lineman Jager Burton cuts list to seven, includes Kentucky

Jack Pilgrim 6:45pm January 1, 2020 1/1/20

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The top in-state player in the class of 2021 trimmed his list on Tuesday evening, and the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut. Jager Burton, a four-star offensive guard out of Frederick Douglass, cut his list to seven, leaving Kentucky, Texas, Oregon, Penn State, Ohio State, Alabama, and Clemson as the final contenders. Here was the…

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December 24, 2019

How Linebacker D’Eryk Jackson Earned a Spot on Kentucky’s Roster

Nick Roush 11:30am December 24, 2019 12/24/19 Comments Disabled

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There’s a story behind every signee in Kentucky’s 2020 football recruiting class. D’Eryk Jackson sacrificed to secure his spot. A class that is defined by star-power in the recruiting rankings, Jackson did not get to Kentucky by impressing scouts at recruiting camps. The lowest-ranked recruit in Kentucky’s class saved his best work for UK’s coaches…

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December 19, 2019

Mark Stoops Read to a Classroom of Children to Secure a Four-Star Commitment

Nick Roush 11:00pm December 19, 2019 12/19/19 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky’s coaching staff is willing to go to great lengths to create lasting connections with talented recruits. If that means reading a book to a group of elementary school children, so be it. On the penultimate weekend of the recruiting period, Auburn was blitzing Jeremy Flax. In need of a tackle to play right away,…

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Kentucky’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class at a Glance

Nick Roush 4:00pm December 19, 2019 12/19/19

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The Early Signing Period has been generous to the Kentucky Wildcats. Thursday afternoon cornerback Joel Williams became the fifth four-star prospect to commit to Kentucky in three days. Of the 21 signees in Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class (that’s including Joey Gatewood), 14 players are four-star recruits in at least one recruiting service. The Rivals average star-rating…

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YAHTZEE! Four-Star Louisiana Defensive Back Joel Williams Commits to Kentucky

Nick Roush 3:01pm December 19, 2019 12/19/19

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Another talented defensive back from the bayou is bound for the Bluegrass. Joel Williams, a four-star cornerback from Baton Rouge, announced he will join Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class. A one-time Florida commit, Williams picked UK over the Gators, Tennessee, LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Auburn. New beginnings, Same Goal? #BBN let’s make history??? pic.twitter.com/EO2sgr9S0S — Joel…

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We can’t let this tweet from Coach Sumrall go unrecognized

Drew Franklin 10:45am December 19, 2019 12/19/19

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John Sumrall has been a welcomed addition to UK’s coaching staff. The former Kentucky inside linebacker now coaches Kentucky’s inside linebackers, one of the better position groups on the team, and on Wednesday he proved his worth on the recruiting trail by landing Josaih Hayes, the second-best player in Mississippi. A four-star defensive tackle, Hayes…

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WATCH: KSR’s Recap of Octavious Oxendine’s Signing

Drew Franklin 10:00am December 19, 2019 12/19/19

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We sent our chief videographer, Bradley McKee, to North Hardin High School for Octavious Oxendine’s Signing Day ceremony Wednesday afternoon. It was a packed house to see the four-star defensive lineman decide between his home state school and its rival, a decision that went in Kentucky’s favor in the final hour. “I actually didn’t know…

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December 18, 2019

11 Personnel E23: Early Signing Day Special with Freddie Maggard

KSR 9:30pm December 18, 2019 12/18/19

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The fine folks at Kentucky Sports Radio are celebrating a magnificent Early Signing Day with a special edition of 11 Personnel. Nick Roush and Adam Luckett are joined by former UK quarterback Freddie Maggard to discuss all of the class’ prospects and more. Highlights: — Beau knows. — A defensive back that can play right…

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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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BOOM! Four-Star Athlete Michael Drennen Commits to Kentucky

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

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TOOT! TOOT! All aboard the Michael Drennen hype train! Kentucky has found the next Lynn Bowden. Four-star athlete Michael Drennen revealed on National Signing Day that he has picked UK over USC. A consensus top 250 player recruit, Rivals ranks Drennen as the No. 10 all-purpose back in America. He earns the title “all-purpose back”…

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