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Gunnar Hoak upgraded to a 4-star by ESPN

2016 QB commit Gunnar Hoak is still a bit of a mystery to UK fans. The 6’4″ pocket passer from Dublin, Ohio committed to UK in April, and last night, was upgraded to a four-star by ESPN. Hoak is now considered the 15th best pocket passing quarterback in the country by the Worldwide Leader. ESPN’s scouting report goes as far to say he could be a “steal”:

“Hoak is flying under the radar to some degree in our opinion. He has measurables and arm talent with a high ceiling for development. We feel he has power five upside to be a viable guy in two-three years. Is developed at the proper rate he could be a steal.”

That’s huge news for Kentucky’s 2016 class, which is off to an excellent start. If you go by ESPN’s rankings, UK now has four four-star commits in the 2016 class: Landon Young, Drake Jackson, Jordan Griffin and Hoak. Like Young and Jackson, Hoak’s doing his best to add Kash Daniel to the class:

Us too. Congrats on the fourth star, Gunnar. Looking forward to seeing you in blue.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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6 Comments for Gunnar Hoak upgraded to a 4-star by ESPN



  1. truBLU
    11:27 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    Same birthday here and I would take the same gift as you Gunnar.



  2. jay
    11:54 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    Got to give the Football staff credit, they are seeing talent in kids that are 2-3 star talent earlier than the guys who get paid primarily for doing so (rivals, etc). They are reminding me of another ball coach from a few years past named brooks, who hopped on a randell cobb when they saw talent in him. There has to be a measurable statistic that can be noted in offers to kids whose stars have increased vs decreased vs stayed the same since offering them. Great job recruiting staff. #solid #allin

    It should be noted that though it is nice to have these 4-5 star recruits the average star ranking of the players in the super bowl last year was just over 2 stars, so the stars don’t always tell us accurate information.



  3. jay
    11:55 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    UL troll? who me??



    • Ssetkid
      11:59 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

      No. They deleted it. Thankfully. I liked your post.



  4. theWilkman
    11:57 am June 23, 2015 Permalink

    He has to be excited about the potential OL signings. This 2016 class could be epic.