With the new commitment of Jordan Jones, Kentucky went 2-for-2 on its top linebacker targets in the 2015 recruiting class. Jones and in-state prospect Eli Brown were at the top of the priority list, now they’re on a new list: 2015 UK commits.
Brown is the headliner of the current class and one of the three or four biggest commitments of the Mark Stoops era, along with Drew Barker, Matt Elam and Jason Hatcher. But Jones is no scrub and may have just as much potential, supported by an offer sheet that included the Oklahoma Sooners, Miami Hurricanes and West Virginia Mountaineers.
Kentucky could still add another linebacker or two as there are a few more highly-touted guys on the board with interest in the Cats — Marrow has eyes on another Ohio kid, Nick Conner — but if Brown and Jones are it for 2015, it’s still a great haul for the position, one that needs all it can get right now.
Go Cats, everybody.