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Kentucky will have at least nine early enrollees

Most of Kentucky’s 2019 class has signed, and Mark Stoops said he expects to see some of them in just a few weeks. Stoops told reporters that right now, the program is expecting nine early enrollees:

  • Marquez Bembry – 3-star Outside Linebacker
  • Jared Casey – 4-star Outside Linebacker
  • Eli Cox – 3-star Offensive Lineman
  • Taj Dodson – 3-star Defensive Back
  • Moses Douglass – 4-star Defensive Back
  • Brandin Echols – 3-star Defensive Back
  • Isaiah Gibson – 3-star Defensive Lineman
  • DeMarcus Harris – 3-star Wide Receiver
  • Tra Wilkins – 3-star Linebacker

That number could go up if JuCo players JaVonte Richardson (wide receiver) and Elijah James (defensive tackle) send in their paperwork this afternoon.

Stoops said he prefers players to enroll early as opposed to coming to campus in the fall, which he likened to “drinking through a fire hose.”

“I’m in total favor of it. I think it’s very good for the young men. I think spring is a much easier semester for the student athletes in football because the fall is so extremely busy. Their time demands are through the roof and it’s very strenuous mentally and physically. When you come in in the spring, you have an opportunity to get your feet on the ground and help you academically. Physically, you can get going and lift weights and spring is so much slower because you only have 15 practices and it’s very fundamental in the spring. It certainly helps.”


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1 Comment for Kentucky will have at least nine early enrollees

  1. michaelb
    2:57 pm December 19, 2018 Permalink

    Wow , this news makes me feel good about the team. 1 coach gets these guys in the program early . 2 nice to see the young guys chomping at the bit to get in the program & be great . We have more 4 stars joining the program it seems so that makes plugging the holes more seamless. Glad to see