The biggest recruiting moment for UK Football in a long time may be taking place this weekend as Vince Marrow contemplates whether to leave UK and take a job at Michigan. There is a great deal of misinformation out there on this and reports have ranged from Marrow definitely coming back to having already accepted the job at Michigan. I have spoken with a source close to the situation and am confident neither one of the above reports is true. At this point, here is where things stand:
— Marrow has a job offer from Michigan and Harbaugh to take a job similar to the one that he has here.
— Marrow is torn as to what to do and has a deep affection for both Mark Stoops and Lexington.
— UK will be communicating with Marrow this weekend to try and keep him at the University.
This is where we stand as of now. I am not sure when the final decision will be made, but I can’t imagine that it goes later than Monday. My gut instinct after talking to some folks is that Marrow is genuinely torn and that if Kentucky can come close to the offer on the table from Michigan, he will stay. But that remains to be seen and is just my feeling, not fact.
Either way, I do think whatever happens with Marrow will be huge for the program. He is responsible for around 30% of UK’s commits under Stoops and has had an impact on a number of others. While I trust Stoops could find a replacement, Marrow is a known, successful commodity and would be a huge loss, especially on the 2015 class. It is important to do all that can be done to keep him.