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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Refreshing the 2016 UK Football Roster

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At the beginning of the month, I did an analysis of where the 2016 UK Football roster stood.  It was a good look at what positions UK has been targeting in recruiting and where they would be deepest (and not) for next season.  But since that time we have seen more commits come in as well as some attrition to the current roster plus Cole Mosier was given a scholarship.  So before we totally dive head-first into the 2015 season, I thought we could refresh the list from earlier this month.  Keep in mind that classes listed are those for NEXT SEASON, not this one.  One other change I made was pushing all current freshmen into the sophomore class, even though some will obviously be redshirted.  It’s not worth guessing right now, so I pushed all of them up.

In total, UK currently has 86 scholarship players on roster or committed for next season.

Those in BLUE are Class of 2016 commits

QUARTERBACK (4)
Seniors: Patrick Towles (RS)
Juniors: Reese Phillips (RS)
Sophomores: Drew Barker (RS)
Freshmen: Gunnar Hoak

RUNNING BACK (6)
Seniors: JoJo Kemp
Juniors: Boom Williams, Mikel Horton
Sophomores: Sihiem King
Freshmen: Asim Rose, Benny Snell

WIDE RECEIVER (13)
Seniors: Ryan Timmons
Juniors: Garrett Johnson, Dorian Baker, Blake Bone, T.V. Williams, Alex Montgomery (RS), Jeff Badet (RS), Kayaune Ross
Sophomores: Thaddeus Snodgrass (RS), Tavin Richardson, Jabari Greenwood
Freshmen: Dakota Holtzclaw, Za’Aire Hughes

TIGHT END (4)
Junior: Greg Hart (RS)
Sophomores: C.J. Conrad, Darryl Long (RS)
Freshmen: Justin Rigg

OFFENSIVE TACKLE (7)
Juniors: Kyle Meadows (RS), Tate Leavitt
Sophomores: Mason Wolfe, Logan Stenberg, Levon Livingston, Calvin Taylor
Freshmen: Landon Young

OFFENSIVE GUARD (5)
Juniors: Ramsey Myers (RS), Nick Haynes (RS), Cole Mosier
Sophomores: Jarrett LaRubbio (RS), George Asafo-Adjei

CENTER (5)
Seniors: Jon Toth (RS), Zach Myers (RS)
Sophomores: Bunchy Stallings (RS)
Freshman: Luke Fortner, Drake Jackson
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DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (9)
Seniors: Courtney Miggins (RS)
Juniors: Reggie Meant (RS), Matt Elam, Jacob Hyde (RS)
Sophomores: Adrian Middleton (RS), Tymere Dubose (RS)
Freshmen: Ja’Quize Cross, Kordell Looney, Kobe Smith

DEFENSIVE END (5)
Seniors: Jason Hatcher, Alvonte Bell
Sophomores: Denzil Ware (RS), Kenegra Daniel
Freshmen: Jaylen Bannerman

LINEBACKER (10)
Junior: Courtney Love,
Sophomores: Nico Firios (RS), Kobie Walker (RS), Jordan Jones, Eli Brown, Josh Allen, De’Niro Laster
Freshmen: Kash Daniel, Roland Waller, Jamar Watson

CORNERBACK (12)
Seniors: Blake McClain, JD Harmon (RS)
Juniors: Kendall Randolph
Sophomores: Jared Tucker (RS), Chris Westry, Kei Beckham, Derrick Baity, Will Jackson, Marcus Walker
Freshmen: Tobias Gilliam, Jordan Griffin, Davonte Robinson

SAFETY (4)
Seniors: Marcus McWilson, Zack Blaylock (RS)
Sophomores: Mike Edwards (RS), Darius West (RS)

SPECIAL TEAMS (2)
Austin MacGinnis (RS Junior)
Grant McKinnis (Freshman)

OFFENSIVE SCHOLARSHIPS: 44
DEFENSIVE SCHOLARSHIPS: 40
SPECIAL TEAMS SCHOLARSHIPS: 2

Article written by Bryan the Intern

17 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Refreshing the 2016 UK Football Roster



  1. jcatron
    8:14 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    Need to sign a safety or two…



  2. kyle heavy
    8:18 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    That offense appears to be stacked!



  3. Takashita Fakayama
    8:34 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    Any idea of what 2019 roster will look like?



  4. .....
    8:39 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    To jcatron: Marcus Walker is a (very promising) safety.



    • jcatron
      8:42 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

      Great but that only leaves 3 total safeties after McWilson and Blaylock are gone.

      So my point stands.

      Oh and …



  5. WestWorld
    8:45 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    Glad to see you’re on top of things. FWIW – Love and Hart were declared ineligible by the all powerful NCAA.



    • Bryan the Intern
      8:56 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

      Yes, but only for 2015. They will still be eligible to play in 2016 and 2017. Plus, UK is appealing that decision, so maybe there still is hope.



  6. David
    8:56 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    Missing De’Niro Laster. Also have Javon Provitt and Therrell Gosier who are not on the team.



  7. jim
    8:57 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    Provitt is attending JUCO so he is not on the roster. That takes the total to 87. That will allow the 85 limit easier to hit.



    • Bryan the Intern
      9:04 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

      I’ve made the adjustment, although Provitt’s original plan was to attend JUCO for just 1 year and come back to UK, meaning he still would be on the 2016 roster. But for now, you are right and he should be removed.



  8. Jordan Swindle
    9:00 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    What about me?



    • Doug Pelfrey's Facemask
      9:04 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

      You will have graduated.



    • Jordan Swindle
      9:12 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

      thought I was a Junior this year?



  9. Turkeyblue
    9:07 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    Only 12 seniors listed. Really excited to see the team play this year, but with the 2016 projection above, this team might crack the Top 25.

    Anyone know if there is a place where a roster/#’s can be printed and laminated, or one that can be purchased like this to carry in a pocket? The small program at the games are tough to read.



  10. Jordan Swindle
    9:09 am August 25, 2015 Permalink

    thought I was currently a Junior?