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3-star RB Michael Warren decommits

The hits keep coming for UK Football’s 2017 class. Days after 4-star defensive end James Hudson decommitted from Kentucky, Hudson’s teammate, 3-star running back Michael Warren has done the same. The Toledo, Ohio native announced the news via Twitter minutes ago:

Warren is considered the 29th best running back and the 411th overall prospect in the 2017 class by 247 Sports Compsoite. He also has offers from Rutgers, Iowa State, Iowa, and others, but also has interest from Ohio State, who leads his Crystal Ball.

UK’s 2017 recruiting class is now down to ten commitments. Early commits backing out is to be expected and there’s plenty of time until Signing Day, but…dang.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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23 Comments for 3-star RB Michael Warren decommits

  1. Blueblueblueblue
    4:09 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    It’s almost like the ability to sell “hope” and “hype” can’t withstand the harsh reality of never winning more than 5 games and losing to Vandy. 3 OC’s in 3 years probably doesn’t help either. Always a basketball school.

  2. ClutchCargo
    4:15 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    I look at it as… if we are recruiting as well as we are with only winning 5 games, better days are coming when we start winning 7 or 8 games. I still believe it will happen in time.

    • Blueblueblueblue
      4:27 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      Problem is the schools that are beating you in football are still beating you in recruiting (well, except Vandy). Welcome to being the only non-football school in your conference.

    • BluKudzu
      6:40 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      No,@blueblueblueblue, the problem is the AD. He has zero clue on how to handle building a football program. This team is in the SEC. This conference, does not just ask for the best in college football, it demands the best in college football.

      The Joker hire and his time as head coach is all you needed to know that the AD was absolutely clueless, on having a plan to build a competitive football program in the SEC. It is obviously a huge mistake, to hire someone with zero experience as a head coach, zero experience in building a program, and zero experience on building a program in a very tough conference.

      We saw how that turned out. What little we had, when Brooks was here, went down the drain. Barnhart did nothing until the senior game, against Vandy, was held in an empty stadium.

      So what does Barnhart do? Hires another coach that has no head coaching experience, no rebuilding experience, and no experience as a head coach in a very tough conference. He hired this guy on his defensive pedigree. He hired him because he could recruit.

      Our defense has been last in the league, since his arrival, our current defensive roster is lacking talent and depth on the line and with the line backers. Our defense gives up pinball numbers against every team we play. 3rd year to fix some of that; nothing.

      As Jokers players continue to leave the program, the defense has gotten worse. The DC is worthless. Unprepared every week, for a QB that runs the ball, in college football. Like that never happens.

      So, basically, two hires of coaches with no experience, and we think there will be a difference? Come on, man! Any time you need to Google a new hire for UK football, should be enough to tell you we are on the wrong path again.

      Last season we barely won five games against teams from lower divisions, or teams that were on the decline. The coaches from each of the teams UK beat last year, either quit, or got fired. It was that bad. Last year was the easiest schedule we will have had for years to come. we had no chance with this staff and the locker room BS that was allowed to go on.

      Don’t tell me about us being on the right path, heading in the right direction, or that we need another ten years. We need a coach. A very strong coach, and the AD has to pull his head out of the sand and take a look at what is going on. This BS hype still gets your butt waxed by Vandy, at the end of the year, in an empty stadium.

  3. Larry Pratt
    4:16 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Kentucky is not still a top team on his list. If we were, he wouldn’t have decommitted. At least be honest. Personally, that’s all I ask.

  4. AGSlater
    4:18 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Our football program stinks and will always stink. Who would want to play for us? It gets old that kids say the school they decommit from is a top their list. Just shut up and say I will NOT be going to UK

  5. Piedma Schwartz
    4:33 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    people will only listen to a used car salesman for so long

  6. The Wildcat
    4:43 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    You are all over reacting. UK and Warren agreed to part ways. Warren wanted to take his visits and UK told him to go do that. They are more high on Koback as a running back anyways. We will be fine

  7. bbanks81
    4:44 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Until we start winning and going to bowl games each year, we can expect more and more of the same type of situations. If anyone is surprised or upset about this, then you have no idea how football recruiting works. When we win, they will stay on board……plain and simple

    • Blueblueblueblue
      4:50 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      You are throwing that “when” word around in regards to winning awfully liberally. UK going to bowl games each year would require them to leave the SEC. Too much fun winning all those basketball tournaments to do that, so enjoy perpetual football irrelevance.

    • Booby Petrino
      6:19 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      We’re 1 win away from being able to do that and stay in the sec. We’ll get that win over your cards at some point in the next year or two. Your cards are not a football school either, with your weak ass bowls now that you’re in the acc

    • Blueblueblueblue
      6:47 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      Bobby, we will see about UK beating UofL, but to say that UofL isn’t a football school is silly. When UK renovates their stadium, seating capacity goes down. UofL just keeps getting bigger.

  8. cats paw
    5:28 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    there’s one thing that will bring wins and recruits here. its as simple as getting a great coach! instead, Ky keeps hiring no names and getting exactly what they deserve in return. if they had hired Petrino we would be competing for the SEC east title this year. taking a coach with a shaky history, wanting to prove himself again is the only way to get a proven coach here. we should be throwing a 5 mill/yr offer at the Baylor coach as we speak. once we have built a reputation as a football school it would be easy to get other good coaches

    • the ghost of Bill Hicks
      5:36 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      NO NO NO! Baylor is in all kinds of hot water over regarding hushing up violent charges against women in order to keep guys on the field….just had an Outside The Line report about it. We are not Louisville.

    • Cats Other Paw
      5:58 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      @cats paw, With all due respect, Mr. Petrino, your son never competed for an SEC West title when he coached at Arkansas. In fact, his SEC conference record was 17-15; not the boast-worthy, upper-echelon coaching job worthy of your constant washing his balls on here. However, a father is supposed to be proud of his son, so I cannot fault you. Also, congratulations on your grandson, Bobby, Jr., having the strength to publicly come out as a proud gay man.

  9. Billy Hill
    6:00 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    So the funniest part of this is that KSR called him a 4-star Running Back when he committed. Now that he’s de-committing, he’s a 3-star Running Back. You just can’t trust this website.

  10. shelby
    6:22 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Don’t bad mouth this kid–when OSU does nothing more than show interest or ask him to be a preferred walk on, he just might end up back with us. He’s good, but the Buckeyes will recruit over him. He can star at UK or be stuck on special teams in Columbus. I like his kid.

    • Blueblueblueblue
      6:50 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      If you can’t go to OSU, why wouldn’t you pick a winning program with a stable coaching situation? Like Minnesota, certainly not UK.

    • Cats Other Paw
      7:22 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

      @Blueblueblueblue …a winning program with a stable coaching situation and you cite Minnesota? Terrible example, but I cannot expect much more from a Louisville troll. Over the last ten years, your “winning program” Golden Gophers are 54-73. Oh, and their stable coaching situation will enter 2016 with a new full-time head coach, new offensive coordinator, and a possible new defensive coordinator.

  11. Rsn2GoBlu
    7:30 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Good thing these kids who are de-commiting aren’t basketball players. After yesterday’s embarrassing melt down, some fans may have burned down this kids home.

  12. Catlogic15
    8:16 pm May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Blueblueetc.,your stadium gets bigger, but is never filled.

  13. Blueblueblueblue
    9:25 am May 21, 2016 Permalink

    – OVERALL RECORD: 25-48 (34% wins)
    – SEC RECORD: 8-40 (16% wins)
    – NON CONFERENCE RECORD (excluding Louisville): 16-3 (84% wins)
    – LOUISVILLE: 1-5 (16% wins)
    While the numbers are bleak, when you break them down, the picture gets even bleaker.
    The only SEC teams UK has beaten: Vandy (2), South Carolina (3), Ole Miss, Tennessee, Mississippi St.
    Non-Conference Teams UK has beaten: 64% of UK’s wins have come against very poor competition.
    – Akron
    – Charleston (2)
    – WKU (2)
    – Central Michigan
    – Jacksonville St.
    – Kent St.
    – Samford
    – Miami (OH)
    – Alabama St.
    – UT Martin
    – Ohio
    – ULM
    – Louisiana Lafayette
    – Eastern Kentucky
    Non-Conference Teams who have beaten UK:
    – Pittsburg (in bowl) Note that Pitt is the only power 5 non-conference opponent UK has played and they didn’t choose to play them.
    – WKU (2) — worth noting that as soon as UK realized WKU was going to beat them consistently, they immediately stopped playing them. Classic UK move. They do it in all sports.

    – Win the 3 non-conference cupcake games each year, even if this means avoiding high quality lower-level competition — like WKU. These 3 games must be won at all costs (including buying out opponents that are unexpectedly good (Southern Mississippi)
    – Must win 2 of 3 games against Vanderbilt, Missouri, and South Carolina each year. (with Muschamp likely to turn SC around, the Vandy / Mizzu games become must wins)
    – Must drop the game vs Louisville. It would be a PR nightmare, but it’s the right thing to do if your goal is to build your program. This allows you to schedule one more cupcake game, get 4 non-conference wins, and get into a bowl while only winning 2 real games (Mizzu / Vandy)

  14. Larry Pratt
    5:36 pm May 22, 2016 Permalink

    UK Big Board Update likes the serial favors of young boys. That is all.