The Bluegrass is home to some of this country’s finest things: horses, bourbon and the Big Blue Nation. We already all know how magical this state is, and now the UK Football team is doing its part to showcase this greatness to those located outside of Kentucky who may not be so familiar with all of the state’s greatest characteristics (cough cough, recruits).
Why Lexington? Let some of UK football’s all-time greats tell you.
“I was a kid when I got to Lexington, and I really feel like I grew up and I found who I was as a man in that town,” Randall Cobb says in the video. “The people I met there, the relationships I built, it’ll always be a special place to me.”
“We loved the city because the city loved us,” Danny Trevathan added, citing the town’s family-friendly environment.
— Brad White (@CoachWhiteFB) March 25, 2020
Multiple Wildcats also referenced Lexington’s “just rightness,” which sounded straight out of the Goldilocks tale. Kash Daniel called it his “home away from home,” while Logan Stenberg called it the “perfect mix: not too big, not too small.” The porridge in Lexington is just right.
Daniel also “coincidentally” made a reference toward the greeting kids from “south Florida” will receive if they join the BBN in Lexington. That seems oddly specific and a little targeted, right?
“The people and the civilians of Lexington, Kentucky, how they embrace us and how they welcome us with open arms no matter where we come from. No matter if I’m a Kentucky kid or if I was a south Florida kid. They’re still going to accept us with open arms the same exact way.”
The video also shows off different areas around town, including scenes from UK’s campus, various horse farms, downtown Lexington, Landon Young’s fishing adventures, the Summit at Fritz Farm, Keeneland and, yes, Kroger Field on a game day.
Take a look at the full video here.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 25, 2020
Bring on opening weekend (please?).