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Could football connections help Kentucky land Kevin Knox?

Kevin Knox is one of John Calipari’s biggest targets and will be in the audience tonight for Big Blue Madness. Many believe Duke leads for the five-star small forward, but KSR is hearing Kentucky already has a foot in the door…thanks to football. UK Football recruiting guru Vince Marrow and Kevin Knox’s father — Kevin, Sr. — played professional football together and remain close friends. The elder Knox played wide receiver at Florida State and was drafted in the sixth round by the Buffalo Bills, where he met Marrow. Sources tell us the two have already reunited since the Knox family has been in town for Big Blue Madness. Knox Sr. also knows Lamar Thomas, who played at Miami from 1989-92, the same time Knox was at Florida State.

Will UK Football help the Cats land one of the most coveted members of the 2017 class? Who knows, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.

Kevin Knox
Small Forward | 6-8 | 195 lbs.
Tampa, FL | Tampa Catholic
AAU: E1T1
★★★★★
ESPN No. 7 | 2 SF Top247 No. 13 | 3 SF
Rivals No. 9 | 2 SF Scout No. 7 | 2 SF

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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4 Comments for Could football connections help Kentucky land Kevin Knox?



  1. Mathlete
    10:51 am October 14, 2016 Permalink

    Can Kevin play football too? A 6’9″ receiver with good speed and vertical would be tough to defend for anyone. I dunno if you guys know this, but in high school Willie Cauley-Stein played football and basketball, so it can be done!



    • ClutchCargo
      11:02 am October 14, 2016 Permalink

      I had not heard that about WCS. Wouldn’t it have been awesome if he could have lined up at WR for his high school team. The media surely would have been all over that!



    • AllBlueAllDay
      12:21 pm October 14, 2016 Permalink

      So you’re telling me there’s a chance?



  2. The REAL Billy Hill
    11:51 am October 14, 2016 Permalink

    Oh boy. Darryl’s head is going to explode when he reads this….