Kentucky’s newest addition to its 2015 recruiting class, CJ Conrad, was a guest on Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning with Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond to discuss his decision to become a Cat. Conrad told the guys he visited campus twice before verbally committing to UK and it felt like home both times he was in town.
Conrad also credited his close relationship with tight ends coach Vince Marrow, along with Mark Stoops. “They consider Ohio part of Kentucky now,” he said of UK’s new recruiting strategy. “They had a lot of success in 2014 and now it’s carrying over to 2015.”
Marrow and Stoops sold him on UK’s pass-heavy offense, playing in the SEC, and the opportunity for immediate playing time, he says.
Drew Barker also played a huge role in the recruitment of Conrad. The four-star tight end said Barker recruited him just as much as the coaches did and he looks forward to playing with Barker at Kentucky.
“Barker is a really good player. I went to practice and he was really good,” said Conrad. “It’s nice to know I’m going to have a really good quarterback the years I’m going to be there.”
We’ll have audio of the entire interview on the website later today.