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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Early Look On Who Stoops is Going After for 2017


We are starting to get to that point where the 2016 season is right there in front of us.  It’s exciting to see if a team comprised of all Mark Stoops players can finally make a bowl and if the support of the fans returns.  But it’s never too soon to also look at what the future looks like too.  Currently, the Class of 2017 is an 11-person class.  So just where are the players coming from and what does the depth look like at each position?  Today we’ll look at the offense and then tomorrow the defense.  All of the classes listed are the projected classes for the 2017 season, not this year.  And for now, I have not assumed anybody is being redshirted, which of course will not be the case.

So, look at this offensive group, how is 2017 shaping up already and where would you like to see Mark Stoops find some more players?

QUARTERBACK (4 returning, 1 incoming)
Seniors: Stephen Johnson
Juniors: Drew Barker
Sophomores: Gunnar Hoak, Luke Wright
Freshmen: Walker Wood

RUNNING BACK (5 returning, 1 incoming)
Seniors: Boom Williams, Mikel Horton
Juniors: Sihiem King
Sophomores: Asim Rose, Benny Snell
Freshmen: Bryant Koback

WIDE RECEIVER (10 returning, 1 incoming)
Seniors: Dorian Baker. Garrett Johnson, Jeff Badet, Blake Bone, Alex Montgomery
Juniors: Jabari Greenwood, Tavin Richardson, Kayaune Ross
Sophomores: Dakota Holtzclaw, Za’Aire Hughes
Freshmen: Javonte Richardson

TIGHT END (4 returning, 0 incoming)
Seniors: Greg Hart
Juniors: C.J. Conrad, Darryl Long
Sophomores: Justin Rigg

OFFENSIVE TACKLE (6 returning, 1 incoming)
Seniors: Kyle Meadows, Tate Leavitt
Sophomores: Luke Fortner, Mason Wolfe, Calvin Taylor, Landon Young
Freshmen: Austin Dotson

OFFENSIVE GUARD (5 returning, 0 incoming)
Seniors:Ramsey Meyers, Nick Haynes, Cole Mosier
Juniors: Logan Stenberg, George Asafo-Adjei

CENTER (2 returning, 0 incoming)
Juniors: Bunchy Stallings
Sophomores: Drake Jackson

Article written by Bryan the Intern

5 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Early Look On Who Stoops is Going After for 2017

  1. BigBlueJesus
    9:27 am July 19, 2016 Permalink

    Call me a forever UK football optimist, with constant growth from all of those players, that offensive lineup will put up points on ANY defense in the SEC.

  2. @GoCayts
    10:06 am July 19, 2016 Permalink

    I’m right there with you, forever an optimist … and I love knowing all the names because of the better recruiting and coverage to go along with it.

  3. jcatron
    11:51 am July 19, 2016 Permalink

    Need to recruit some receivers.

    Having Dorian Baker. Garrett Johnson, Jeff Badet, Blake Bone, Alex Montgomery will be a lot of production gone. Get some young guys now so when that group leaves they are ready to go.

    • @GoCayts
      12:09 pm July 19, 2016 Permalink

      yeah, and they are … not sure why they aren’t included here, but the Thomas kid who committed yesterday is a WR and we have 2 guys listed as athlete (Tyrell Ajian and Josh Ali) who may play receiver … safe money is probably 1 plays WR, the other is a DB

      there’s also the hope that Brian Cole from Michigan will come to UK for 2017 after playing this year at a community college

  4. DACats86
    2:47 pm July 19, 2016 Permalink

    DL, DL, and DL…