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“SEC Now” analysts like UK’s recruiting class, Kalil Branham

While doing some curls and drinking from a pot of coffee with a straw earlier this morning, I turned on the SEC Network to see what was all the National Signing Day rage around the conference. The moment I tuned in I saw Gene Chizik speaking highly of Kentucky’s recruiting class. He named UK his “School Most Likely To Exceed Ranking,” while bragging on the way Mark Stoops and his staff do it.

“You know what I love about them? The way they evaluate and develop,” said the former Auburn coach. “To me, now you’re looking at a class that’s probably the best class they’ve signed since 2014. We’ve seen what they’ve done with the Josh Allens of the world, so now you’re looking at better recruiting classes, which — now you’ve got a better type of athlete to work with that they can develop, evaluate and bring along. I think you’re going to see a bunch of stars come out of this class.

Chizik’s colleague, recruiting analyst Craig Haubert, then named UK signee Kalil Branham his “Player Most Likely To Exceed Ranking.”

Haubert said, “For me it’s a Kentucky player, a wide receiver, Kalil Branham… At one point he was a Michigan commit; ultimately though, he is an early enrollee for the Wildcats. He’s got tremendous size, he’s explosive off the line, he can be that vertical-type threat, tremendous ball skills; he can grow as a route runner, but you can teach that. I really like the big play ability that he has. He’s a three-star wide receiver, but watch out for him as he gets into that program and develops.”

On a signing day with very little news and spectacle around the Bluegrass, we celebrate little things like this. Maybe I can track down a video of it soon.

Also I wasn’t doing curls.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for “SEC Now” analysts like UK’s recruiting class, Kalil Branham



  1. UKgrad80
    12:34 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    i have been very impressed by Branham’s work ethic as seen on Twitter the man is always perfecting his talents.



  2. KYCat4EVER
    1:07 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    GO BIG BLUE!



  3. csnailnrun
    1:11 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Any word of Drennan yet?



  4. csnailnrun
    1:13 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Decision time set for 6ET.



  5. BigBluSoTru
    1:31 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Atlanta here we come this is the year SEC champons.. I booked my room already number 1 class in the SEC espn is reporting. UK football who would thought we have arrived . I figue Alabama will come after stoops this year nope he staying and continuing this great dynasty he has built .



    • WKY Cat
      2:19 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      ESPN currently shows 8 SEC programs ranked ahead of us.



    • Bobbum Man
      2:38 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      Wut



  6. CJKAssassin123
    2:04 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    I have heard Drennan is going to pick USC at 6 tonight. I hope not. Go Cats.



    • WKY Cat
      2:17 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      Who’s saying that?



    • satcheluk
      5:34 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      No one of note has said that.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      7:29 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      Everytime he makes a prediction it never ages well. He’s worse than Matt.



  7. bbn606
    3:11 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    With the west coast friendly announcement time of 6pm, I would say Drennen will sign with USC.



    • WKY Cat
      5:47 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      I think it’s 6:00 eastern. That’s 3:00 west coast. I’m hoping that bodes well for UK.



  8. BigBluSoTru
    3:43 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    @WKY Sea of Blue tweeted out we have the number 1 class today in the SEC



    • WKY Cat
      5:44 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      Gotcha. But they are wrong by every major reputable recruiting service out there.



  9. BigBluSoTru
    5:54 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    @WKY yell i checked it out. I should of knopwn better to beleive Sea of Blushit. They just like KSRhype with false info.



  10. Looother
    8:43 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    My sources say Drennen to the Cats…