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Thank you Vince Marrow.

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The Ohio to Kentucky pipeline continues, thanks to Vince Marrow and his unprecedented recruiting skills. When asked by the Zanesville Times Recorder what sold him to Kentucky, Tate Leavitt credited his trust in Coach Stoops and Coach Marrow and the opportunity to play early. 

“The number one thing that I’ve said from day one is that I had to go somewhere where I could play. Comfort level was number two,” said Leavitt. “I thought I had a good idea on my unofficial visit there. I sat in the car in a parking lot with my dad, my brother, and my grandpa for about 40 to 45 minutes. I said then that I really like the place, and I was only there for five hours.”

The former Sheridan HS offensive lineman also liked the connection that the coaches have to his former high school.

“Coach Marrow and Coach Stoops all played in the 1987 state championship game against Sheridan when they were at Youngstown Mooney. Coach Marrow played with (former Sheridan QB) Kevin Meger at Toldeo. You never know how things work out sometimes.”

Leavitt is Kentucky’s 13th recruit (including Kayaune Ross) out of Ohio in the 2016 class, all of whom have been primarily recruited by Marrow.

At the SEC Media Days earlier this month, Stoops said, “You look right over to Southern Ohio and we treat that almost as in-state as well. It’s so close, it just makes sense, the quality of football that’s in Ohio makes sense so Southern Ohio is a no-brainer. As you move to Central and Northern Ohio it just makes sense. That’s where I grew up, I still have quite a few contacts and again I believe in the football there.”

The 2016 Kentucky class currently sits at #11 on 247 Sports.

Article written by Miss J.C. Ausmus

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16 Comments for Thank you Vince Marrow.

  1. frankie stigers
    10:42 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

    Dont knowbif we will ever be able to thank him enough

  2. LeitchfieldAlex
    11:14 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

    A BIG Thanks to all the coaches for their hard work. Way to go coach Morrow. Sure glad to stayed here at UK!! Go BLUE!

  3. HaganHall
    11:19 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

    I’d rather recruit Florida, Bama and Georgia kids. (Aka SEC caliber)… Still waiting on results… Just sayin…

    • Baconator Fries Fan
      12:02 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

      Just a Shout Out to Coach Vince Marrow. Keep up the good work!!!

    • UK Big Board Update
      12:29 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

      Tate Leavitt: HaganHall July 19, 2015 at 8:59 pm | Permalink | Reply
      He’s a nice 3-star.

      HaganHall July 18, 2015 at 6:15 pm | Permalink | Reply
      Tough Schedule? We play in the SEC East. Who in the SEC has an easier Schedule than UK? Dumb comment. Do your homework.

      HaganHall July 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm | Permalink | Reply
      I’m glad it’s in B&W. Brings back memories when UK football was good.

      Obvious troll is trolling again.

    • Buckeye Fan
      12:30 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

      We won the National Championship with a ton of Ohio players. Jus’ sayin…. 😉

    • Dee W.
      1:14 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

      One big commitment after another and you are “Still waiting on results… Just sayin…”

      Trollin’, trollin’, trollin’

    • UKS Big Board Update
      8:14 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

      I cant stand but I spend my time following and re-posting what others have posted.

    • 8 god, the liberal crusader
      8:18 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

    • Brian
      11:30 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

      Best consecutive recruiting classes in probably UK’s history – “still waiting on results…”

      Where do these idiots come from?

    • Gerry
      12:36 pm July 20, 2015 Permalink

      Bama? Sorry, but we’re not getting highly ranked kids from that state that Auburn and (especially) Bama offer. If we get any, it’ll be because both of those programs, especially the latter, pass on.

  4. Angelo
    1:33 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

    Confused… I thought our O line this year was going to be best in the SEC. When will Tate play? I thought he was a part of this 2015 team. Does he start in January?

    • fatbrat
      3:20 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

      Leavitt has another year to play at his respected school, class of 16′. Jackson, and Thomas are high school seniors while Jones must sit out a year. UK will be more experienced and deeper on the O-line this season but it will not be one of the best in the SEC.

  5. kes
    7:04 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

    this guy looks like a UK offensive lineman. skinny arms, paunchy gut, goofy smile. yeah, he should fit right in

    • fatbrat
      9:08 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

      They use your likeness as a mode!

  6. fatbrat
    9:15 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

    Sorry Kes I get a little emotional. I meant commode.