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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

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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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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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September 22, 2013

2015 Kentucky QB says UK is His Leader

Matt Jones 9:01pm September 22, 2013 9/22/13

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Are you ready for some 2015 UK football recruiting? Well maybe you aren’t, but you should be as UK may be doing even better with the 2015 kids than they are in 2014. One of those kids is QB Elijah Sindelar of Caldwell County. Sindelar is 6’4″ with a big arm and has been a…

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September 20, 2013

Football staff working hard to keep 2014 recruiting class intact

Drew Franklin 2:00pm September 20, 2013 9/20/13

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None of the current class of 2014 UK football commits are showing any signs of wavering — Darius West insists he’s still 100% after visiting Michigan State with his cousin — but the coaching staff is still doing its part in making sure everyone stays on board. For instance, Vince Marrow will travel to Columbus,…

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September 17, 2013

The Drew Barker Diary: Bringing the Winning Mentality to UK

Drew Barker 8:15pm September 17, 2013 9/17/13

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Future UK Quarterback Drew Barker will be writing a diary for KSR throughout his senior season to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on in recruiting and the changes in the UK football program. Check out his earlier entries: Laying a FoundationKeeping the momentum goingRecapping The Elite 11/The OpeningThe New Kentucky FootballFootball is…

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Mark Stoops succeeding because of that new coach smell

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am September 17, 2013 9/17/13

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USA Today’s Paul Myerberg posted an interesting article this morning about first-year coaches and recruiting success, and not surprisingly, Mark Stoops was the main coach featured. Myerberg says that Stoops and other coaches are using “the first-year bump,” or the unblemished hope that comes with a coaching change, to offset the harsh reality of the…

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September 15, 2013

Drew Barker Gets Puzzled Too

Brennan English 3:30pm September 15, 2013 9/15/13

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Like 2014 commit, DB Mike Edwards, Drew Barker received an ESPN headline puzzle from the Kentucky coaching staff today. Dare I say, Stoops gets it? @BrennanKSR

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UK commit Mike Edwards is feeling the love

Ally Tucker 2:20pm September 15, 2013 9/15/13

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One of Kentucky’s 2014 commits, DB Mike Edwards, has been feeling the love from the Kentucky coaching staff. Once again showing an innovative method of recruiting/continuing to show support for commits, the Kentucky staff wowed Edwards with the piece of mail picture above. The staff put together a series of smaller pictures that when put…

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Matt Elam Felt the Love in Lexington

Brennan English 11:30am September 15, 2013 9/15/13

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All 355-pounds of Matt Elam went all over the state yesterday from Elizabethtown to Lexington and back again; Elam took in most of the Kentucky-Louisville game in Lexington, then returned home to E-Town for John Hardin’s 6 pm out-of-conference matchup against Highlands. Despite John Hardin’s 33-26 loss to Highlands, Elam was pleased with his team’s…

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September 13, 2013

Watch Drew Barker’s game against Ryle High School

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:20pm September 13, 2013 9/13/13

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KSR writer and future Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker and his Conner Cougars take on Ryle High School tonight in Union, Kentucky. Watch UK’s future QB in action via the stream above, thanks to our friends at iHigh.com.

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4-Stars in Lexington

Nick Roush 3:00pm September 13, 2013 9/13/13

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4-Star recruits are not longer a strange sighting in Lexington, Kentucky. This weekend is no exception, bringing in top talent to hopefully impress with an upset over a Top Ten team. Coach Stoops said Monday that he doesn’t think this outcome of the game will affect recruiting too much, but that doesn’t mean he’s going…

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September 11, 2013

Kentucky recruiting controversial 4-star wide receiver Roger Lewis

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am September 11, 2013 9/11/13

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According to Rivals’ Justin Rowland, Kentucky is now recruiting 4-star wide receiver Roger Lewis, who currently plays for Jirah Prep in North Carolina. Lewis, originally a 2012 recruit who was committed to Ohio State, was accused of two charges of rape and acquitted on the first, while the jury was deadlocked on the second, resulting…

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