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Football Recruiting Hat Study: Good News or Bad News for the BBN?

Football recruiting followers are experts at deciphering coded messages. Everyone takes a stab at reading through the emojis shared on social media. The best of the best can predict a commitment just by examining a row of hats. Today that skill is being put to the test.

Jonquis Hardaway is a three-star prospect from Phenix City, Al., a town on the border with Georgia that eats and breathes football. He attends Central High School, the alma mater of UK offensive tackle Josh Jones. Rivals ranks Hardaway as the No. 25 safety in America, while 247 Sports lists the 6-foot-3 athlete as the nation’s No. 36 cornerback.

Friday afternoon Hardaway revealed he will announce his commitment in June. Take away any “expert analysis” as to why he would be a better fit at either of his six finalists. Hardaway has given us the perfect opportunity to predict which school he will choose based exclusively on the hats of his finalists.

 

One of those hats does not belong. The Kentucky blue Power-K hat is the only one that is not a flat-bill. Excluding the Cincinnati hat, all of the others have some form of intricate design.

It begs the question: Is Kentucky the obvious odd team out, or are the Cats the clear choice because it is the most practical option?

The other five look clean, too clean. The Kentucky hat appears broken in and possibly worn. On the other hand, how many teenagers are all about the Power-K?

I cannot reach a conclusive answer. What do you think: are the Cats in good shape for Hardaway or does this hat spell misfortune?

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Football Recruiting Hat Study: Good News or Bad News for the BBN?



  1. satcheluk
    5:26 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    It’s the only one that looks worn, so I’d mark that up as a definite non-negative factor.



  2. neat1ky
    5:42 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    Yep my thoughts as well



  3. KYintheNC
    6:15 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    I think it looks like a cheap hat compared to the others. Not looking good.



  4. peaches76
    6:15 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    If teenagers aren’t all about the Power K, then they should be!



  5. nocode96
    6:44 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    It looks worn, but I don’t think anyone under 30 bends the bill anymore.



  6. WILDCATS1968
    7:39 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    Well the UK hat appears to have been worn, and he can only choose one school, so,,,,. BUT, he is also making a “O” with his hands, so it could be Oregon. WTF knows.



  7. Gogh Big Bleu
    9:00 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    Hey man, no offense but please look up what “begs the question” or question-begging actually means. It is used way too much on this website and never correctly. It is *not* what you think it means.



    • Old_Cat_Lady
      12:31 pm April 3, 2021 Permalink

      In modern vernacular usage, however, begging the question is often used to mean “raising the question” or “suggesting the question”.



  8. TBW3011
    9:26 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    Oregon. The other hats are cheap junk