Kentucky fans have long loved senior running back JoJo Kemp not only for his talent on the field, but his personality off it. JoJo is a charming character with infectious enthusiasm, which made him the perfect choice to represent the program at SEC Media Days. We knew that before Kentucky took the stage today, but, judging from Twitter, JoJo absolutely won the room over during interviews. While most of the league’s media members usually doze off during UK’s player interviews, this afternoon, they flocked to JoJo, who held court.
Here’s a sampling of their raves…
GridironNow’s Chadd Scott:
Kentucky RB Jojo Kemp is a breath of fresh air. Lively, outspoken young man who genuinely seems excited to be here #SECMD16
— Chadd Scott (@ChaddScott) July 13, 2016
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Seth Emerson:
Kentucky's Jojo Kemp asked who he is off the field: "A handsome young man." pic.twitter.com/D1Moh8HhRK
— Seth Emerson (@SethEmersonAJC) July 13, 2016
SEC County’s Alec Shirkey:
Kentucky RB JoJo Kemp might be the most charismatic player at SEC Media Days
— Alec Shirkey (@AShirkey) July 13, 2016
Rivals.com’s Rob Cassidy:
"I'm not walking around here trying to find Pokemon." — Kentucky's JoJo Kemp
Can we just wrap this thing up on that note?
— Rob Cassidy (@Cassidy_Rob) July 13, 2016
The Red and Black’s Wilson Alexander:
UK's Jojo Kemp is having fun here. Turns around before sitting down at his table to snapchat all the pictures being taken of him.
— Wilson Alexander (@whalexander_) July 13, 2016
Campus Insider’s Brian Stultz:
Kentucky player Jojo Kemp just came into the main media room making bird noises. I like him already. #SECMD16
— Brian Stultz (@brianjstultz) July 13, 2016
99.1 The Game (Birmingham):
Jojo Kemp probably the best player in terms of the interaction with the media good job Kentucky Football #SECMD16
— 99.1 The Game (@991TheGame) July 13, 2016
Even more after the jump…
GatorCountry’s Nick de la Torre:
— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) July 13, 2016
Al.com’s Tom Green:
Kentucky's Jojo Kemp: "I came here to talk Derby to you guys."
So, congrats to @Adam_Jacobi on transforming into an SEC running back.
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) July 13, 2016
ESPN’s Alex Scarborough:
— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) July 13, 2016
Keep making us proud, JoJo.