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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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December 3, 2013

Drew Barker reiterates that he wasn’t driving Stoops’ car

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm December 3, 2013 12/3/13

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After all the drama surrounding Kevin Ware’s borrowed car and speeding ticket, some UofL fans brought up Drew Barker’s tweet from August in which he said he was “taking a spin in @UKCoachStoops Mercedes.” Amid the controversy, Barker is speaking out, telling the Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones that he didn’t drive Stoops’ car, and that it…

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Derrick Kelly decommits from Kentucky

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:32pm December 3, 2013 12/3/13

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According to 24/7 Sports, 2014 offensive lineman Derrick Kelly has decommitted from Kentucky. Kelly, a three-star offensive tackle from Florida, committed to UK back in June, but will now reopen his recruitment. He’s picked up an offer from South Carolina, and his decommitment makes the staff even more focused on flipping Marcelys Jones from Ohio…

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Stoops vs. Strong vs. Petrino

Austin Monnett 1:00pm December 3, 2013 12/3/13

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Rarely does a team have as much optimism with a record of 2-9 as Kentucky does this year. In the past 21 games, UK has won just four, with back-to-back loses to Western Kentucky and Louisville. The Wildcats have been the bottom-feeders for the last few seasons while Louisville is winning Sugar Bowls. Then you have…

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Five future Cats make Rivals’ 2014 Top 250

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm December 3, 2013 12/3/13

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Rivals just released their new Top 250 rankings for the 2014 football class, and five future Cats made the cut: 112. Stanley Williams, RB 131. Drew Barker, QB 148. Mikel Horton, RB 214. Nick Richardson, OL 217. Darius West, DB Remaining UK targets on the list include OL Marcelys Jones at #240. Jones is currently…

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December 1, 2013

Matt Elam poses with the UK staff after his in-home visit

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:23pm December 1, 2013 12/1/13

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The Kentucky football staff had an in-home visit with five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam today, and the John Hardin giant just posted this picture of the occasion on Twitter. Check out just how big he is compared to Vince Marrow, Neal Brown, DJ Eliot, Jimmy Brumbaugh, and the other UK coaches. Interestingly, Stoops isn’t in…

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November 30, 2013

Elijah Sindelar decision is nearing

Stuart Hammer 11:30am November 30, 2013 11/30/13

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A small bit of Thanksgiving news passed by without mention, but it’s a big one: Caldwell County junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar plans to make his college choice in the next few months. Most anticipate the pro-style QB to be at the very least a four-star recruit once the class of 2015 rankings are released. He…

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November 26, 2013

Matt Elam has a dislocated patella; Richardson will sign in February

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:15am November 26, 2013 11/26/13

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This past weekend, top 2014 UK target Matt Elam suffered a knee injury that many feared was a torn ACL. Fortunately, the injury isn’t that serious. Elam’s coach Chad Lewis told the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts that the talented defensive tackle was diagnosed with a dislocated patella in his left knee on Monday. He’s “very doubtful”…

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November 25, 2013

Kentucky is No. 3 in the new AP poll

Drew Franklin 1:00pm November 25, 2013 11/25/13

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With a little help from its friends up the road in Louisville, UK moved up to No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll. The Cats now find themselves behind top-ranked Michigan State and Andrew Wiggins’ Kansas Jayhawks in the Top 25. The Cardinals dropped to No. 9 after falling to North Carolina…

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November 23, 2013

Here Comes the Boom!

Nick Roush 6:30pm November 23, 2013 11/23/13

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2014 Kentucky Football commit Stanley “Boom” Williams is making the short trip from his hometown of Bethlehem, GA to Athens for tonight’s game. The #2 ranked all-purpose back has been rumored to have flirted with some other schools after committing, but his word seems stronger than ever today.   In Athens reppin UK ready for…

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November 22, 2013

Dorian Hendrix Officially A Wildcat

Kory Henry 8:00am November 22, 2013 11/22/13

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  More good news this morning! Linebacker Dorian Hendrix just faxed in his financial aid agreement, which is basically his LOI for early enrollment at UK.  He becomes the 5th member of the 2014 recruiting class to do so, joining Thaddeus Snodgrass, Drew Barker, Mikel Horton, and Nick Richardson.  While yesterday’s suspensions left us all in shock and upset, the recruiting class of…

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