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Quandre Mosely could be the X-Factor in Kentucky’s Secondary

The Davonte Robinson injury caused some major ripples in how Mark Stoops, Brad White, Steve Clinkscale, and Dean Hood are going to field their secondary this season. With fall camp just being a week old, we are starting to see some of the after effects of that loss. Due to the injury bug biting and some lack of options, a big time recruiting win in the class of 2019 is getting a shot at playing time after an underwhelming spring.

Quandre Mosely was an early signing day surprise when the composite three-star prospect picked Kentucky over Oregon. The Brunswick, Georgia native brought the size and length the UK staff prefers to have at corner. After enrolling early and playing corner in the spring, it did not take Mosely long to get buried on the depth chart. Entering fall, not many were expecting much.

Then UK lost Davonte Robinson for the year while fellow junior college transfer Brandin Echols has been slowed by injuries to start camp. Therefore, UK’s staff is trying to find a place for the rangy defensive back and they have seemed to carve out a role for the Eastern Arizona Community College transfer.

Brad White confirmed on Thursday that the staff has given a look to Mosely at safety and he’s quickly making an impact. The Wildcats are working the junior at slot corner and that’s the position Davonte Robinson was set to man this season. He recorded an interception in a red zone drill and that should be no surprise after Mosely developed a reputation as a ballhawk in junior college by recording six interceptions last season.

Kentucky is currently fishing for answers in the secondary and there’s some “throw it at the wall and see what sticks” going on. Mosley has the size and athleticism to compete right now. You don’t bring junior college transfers in to sit the bench so you better believe UK is hopeful to find a spot for him. If he can man that nickel/slot corner spot or become the sixth defensive back in dime packages while Jordan Griffin, Yusuf Corker, and Tyrell Ajian man the safety spots that would be a big win for the Kentucky defense.

For what it’s worth, it’s all just scuttlebutt right now. We’ll learn more tomorrow after UK wraps up their first scrimmage of fall camp. KSR will be on the scene to give you all the news, quotes, and updates. Stay tuned this weekend for the details and check the 11 Personnel podcast next week where Nick Roush and I will go all in on the limited information provided from the scrimmage to tell you what it all means.



Article written by Adam Luckett

Twitter: @AdamLuckettKSR

2 Comments for Quandre Mosely could be the X-Factor in Kentucky’s Secondary

  1. kydrummer
    9:02 am August 10, 2019 Permalink

    I’m really concerned about our secondary! Seems like we’re grabbing for straws!

    • JASUN74
      12:07 pm August 10, 2019 Permalink

      No need to be worried bud. We’ve got some big time talent there, but they’re just inexperienced in SEC PLAY, NOT INEXPERIENCED PLAYING FOOTBALL!!! Not trying to jump on you, but some people act like we just stopped at Walmart and grabbed some guys to play. Q had six picks last year, and played at a very high level. It was Juco yeah but A lot of kids playing in the SEC this year will have played in JUCO, and a lot of JUCO KIS END UP IN THE NFL!! MARK STOOPS AND THIS STAFF O HOW TO FIND TALENT!!! Plain and simple.

      Most All the other kids have actually played Football since they were in PEEWEE!! We recruited these players because they are awesome at what they do and they were just stuck last year behind all NFL players. Again I’m sorry and not trying to point this just your way but our Staff is the absolute best at developing players, in my eyes, especially The defensive side. Instead of worrying, go back and watch the film on this kids. You’ll quit being soo worried I’ll tell you.

      We have the Toledo game before Florida, an we should win by 14+ and get the reps these guys need to get a little film and figure it out. I’ll tell everyone right now that I understand that you haven’t seen these young men play, but you’re going to be really surprised of the difference in how we’ve been recruiting the last couple of years. Six years ago we wouldn’t have even tried to go after the kind of young men we have on this team. In short, we’re ready to get that shiiit done!!! Ohhh helll I’m getting excited about some KENTUCKY FOOTBALL GUY AND GALS!!! Lol. Go Cats!!!