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Jarren Williams RECOMMITS to Kentucky in live interview on KSR


If you’re listening to Kentucky Sports Radio, then you just heard the exciting news: four-star dual threat quarterback Jarren Williams just recommitted to Kentucky live on air.

“I’m recommitting to Kentucky,” Williams said on KSR. “I prayed about it and my heart has always been with Kentucky, so I’m making that move.”

After receiving offers from schools like Alabama, Florida, and LSU, the 6’2″ Georgia native reopened his recruitment on April 24, a decision he said he actually made out of respect to Kentucky, not wanting to give the program or staff a bad look while he took additional visits.

“The reason I decommitted was because talking to the coaches and stuff and my parents, we had decided to take some more visits and do camps. Being the face of the class, out of respect for the university, I thought it would be best to go ahead and decommit. That was that and talking to Coach Hinshaw and Coach Stoops and praying about it a lot, I just really got that feeling that this was the spot for me and we just decided to shut it all down and come back home.”

Vince Marrow and Darin Hinshaw visited Williams at his high school as recently as this weekend to see him play in his spring game. Coaches from the University of Georgia were also there after offering Williams on May 4, but Williams’ loyalty to the UK coaching staff was stronger than the pull to play for his home state school.

“I knew that I’d always be surrounded by great people,” Williams said of Kentucky. “They’ve always been up front about everything and I know I could trust them. They’ve always supported me, even the fans, they’ve been very supportive. That’s the kind of stuff that stands out to me. All the glamour and all that stuff, that doesn’t make my decision. It’s about the little stuff, being able to trust in the Lord Jesus. When I go up there, I just get that feeling. This is where I belong. There’s no other feeling like it.”

There’s a long ways to go until Signing Day, but the fact that Williams recommitted in spite of offers from the best programs in the country — including his home state Bulldogs — is a very good sign this pledge will stick. From here, Williams will resume his role as one of the lead recruiters in Kentucky’s 2018 class, which he will represent in the Elite 11 Finals June 2-4 in Los Angeles.

“Oh yeah, this is it,” Williams said when asked if this was his final decision. “I’m shutting it down. This is it now. I know where my heart belongs. I’m committed 100%. I’m shutting it all down.”

Stay tuned for more on Williams’ commitment as the day goes on.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

26 Comments for Jarren Williams RECOMMITS to Kentucky in live interview on KSR

  1. Bboy
    10:21 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not saying

  2. chris43
    10:22 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

    Think it’ll stick this time? Hopefully so but I’m not holding my breathe as there is still plenty of time. Seems like we’ve been down this road before…

  3. RobertRKO
    10:25 am May 15, 2017 Permalink


  4. AllBlueAllDay
    10:26 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

    This is great news. From listening to him, he sounds like a very high character person. Happy to have you on board Jarren.

    • Eazy
      10:40 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

      This is huge. Williams could lead us to new heights.

  5. InigoMontoya
    10:32 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

    Wow, Wow & Double Wow!

  6. a21CATSfan
    10:34 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

    Look, I’m a borderline crazy person about Kentucky sports. So, naturally I follow KSR, and for years I’ve listened to the radio show if not too busy at work. There’s not a day goes by that I want to check out what’s going on throughout the bluegrass, and KSR is a decent relayer of the news. But lately, almost everyday, Matt Jones makes me turn his show off. There’s a moment everyday when it turns into MJR, Matt Jones Radio. Whether him confirming his opinion from before or bragging about sources after the fact, there seems to be something everyday. And today he just bashed recruits for not giving good interviews. ‘They have been hard to get through at times, that’s why I don’t as many anymore.’ What?! Those recruits, these fans and definitely the tail of Cal’s sport coat are the only reason you are where you are.

    • Shagaris Sock Puppet
      10:40 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

      If its so easy, go start your show right now and see where you’re at in two months, you would quit after the first day I would bet. Don’t hate man, just keep it moving and do something that makes you happy! Don’t sit and complain about something you cant control….

    • Booby Petrino
      10:56 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

      Just read the site and don’t listen if it bugs you that much. I love this site and come to it several times a day, but you would have to tie me up and force me to listen to the show. Mainly bc I hate listening to people talk on radio, but also the few times I’ve tried Matt gets on my nerves. But I don’t feel the need to go off about it, I just don’t listen and move on with my life.

    • Realme
      11:05 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

      I agree with BP and SSP. There is such a thing as too much Matt in your life (for me adding Hey Kentucky was too much, so I quit watching that). But it is quite literally his show, and it’s very successful. You can’t make an argument that he needs to do it differently, you can just take a break from listening if it’s annoying you.

    • Kernel Sanders
      11:30 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

      Well, being that this is a comment section with only a few restrictions on the comments, then yes, he can “make an argument that he needs to do it differently”. Of course, it will do no good since the comments are rarely looked at by MJ, and even more rarely taken to heart, I’m guessing. I agree with Booby….I can’t listen to the show either, unless the guest is really compelling. Even then, I cringe as Matt talks over him/her. Having said that, I do appreciate the site for info and laughs.

    • I think Matt does a great job overall, but he’s not perfect. Like last week when he was asking the guys their opinion on whether or not he was a diva and then all but telling them to change their minds. It was kind of funny though.

  7. Mathlete
    10:55 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not saying I called this exact scenario almost 2 weeks ago but… I totally called this exact scenario almost 2 weeks ago

  8. timewilltell
    11:51 am May 15, 2017 Permalink

    Ok. Yawn. Back to work

    • Chuck Norris
      12:19 pm May 15, 2017 Permalink

      Yawn, thanks for the riveting comment.

    • timewilltell
      1:49 pm May 15, 2017 Permalink

      It’s football dude. Kids change their mind. Commits are not solid. KSR posts a commitment from a kid with a last name Bamba and the site will blow up!!!!

    • Chuck Norris
      2:57 pm May 15, 2017 Permalink

      So all fans should be just like you and not get excited about football commits until they sign, got it.

  9. Kevin C
    2:57 pm May 15, 2017 Permalink

    So this was the “big news”? Really KSR?

    • Chuck Norris
      2:59 pm May 15, 2017 Permalink

      I’m sure they’re very upset the news didn’t live up to your expectations, jagoff.

    • highway119
      3:24 pm May 15, 2017 Permalink

      Yes! It is! When you have a QB that is offered by the major programs in the SEC, who turns down Alabama and his home state school to recommit to us, then it is a big deal! The more big commits we get, the easier it is to sell ourselves to other big commits. When Stoops started out, getting a top 300 recruit was a big deal; now we are getting players that are the best in their state, not only at their position, but overall, and top 150 players with some regularity. Just like those already on campus, players buy in when they see others buy in. The fact that Stoops and company worked so hard on him early in the recruitment process, and continued even after the decommit, plus the other offers he received leads me to believe that not only will he make a difference on the field, but also in bringing in the best class for Stoops yet. IMHO, this is a bigger announcement than Kevin Knox committing to the basketball team.