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Ja’Merez Bowen to Cincinnati

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Following football recruiting has come with a learning curve for most Kentucky fans.  I think the most difficult element to adjust to has been the fluidity of the process.  In basketball recruiting, words seem to signify a higher level of definiteness.  This isn’t the case in football.  When it comes to high-level football recruiting, a commitment is never solidified until the LOI is signed, a visit is never official until the guy sets foot on campus, and a planned commitment isn’t set in stone until the coaches are called and informed of the decision.

Ja’Merez Bowen, an offensive tackle out of Cleveland, Ohio is not the exception.  Although Bowen was scheduled to take his official visit to Kentucky next weekend, he has decided to pull the trigger for the Cincinnati Bearcats.  The offensive line is a priority for Stoops in closing out this recruiting class. Bowen was thought by many to be a likely candidate to help satisfy this need.  Luckily, since my first paragraph still applies, it is entirely possible that Bowen follows through with his visit – if he doesn’t, however, the cupboard is not yet dry.  Another Ohio offensive tackle, Josh Krok, is rumored to be on campus this weekend.  Krok is currently committed to West Virginia.  I told ya–football recruiting is a soap opera.


Article written by Matt Wheatley

11 Comments for Ja’Merez Bowen to Cincinnati

  1. @@@@@@@@@
    9:54 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    We lost a recruit to Cincinnati? UK football is back to normal!

  2. C....A.....T....S....CATS!
    10:03 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Very GOOD POINT Matt Wheatley…

    While I would be very disappointed with ANY recruit who is rumored to come to Kentucky, but flips at the last few months and signs with any other SEC School (a.k.a. possibly Matt Elam), my personal stance on ANY recruit who is rumored to come to Kentucky, but flips at the last few months and signs with any other NON-SEC School only tells me…

    The BOY is not…

    – strong enough to PLAY IN THE SEC
    – mentally strong enough to TAKE UK up the SEC LADDER against SEC KING PINS
    – brave enough to face daunting SEC FOES
    – realizes ALL OF THIS!

    Ja-Merez Bowen… if you select Cincinnati… I wish you the best…

    But… you won’t be playing the best (SEC COMPETITION)…. in the best (SEC CONFERENCE)…

    On…On…U OF K….

  3. GeneralJackD.Ripper
    10:11 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    The problem with this site is they know NOTHING about UK football & even less about UK football recruiting. I guarantee you there are players that are higher priority than Brown, maybe even one on campus this weekend. So, before getting your pedal-pushers in a wet mess, let’s just wait & see who shows up for a visit in the last two weeks before signing day & more importantly, who actually signs on February 5.

    • GeneralJackD.Ripper
      10:14 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

      Excuse the General, that’s Bowen, not Brown. That is all, you may now break formation.

    • Ummm
      12:10 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t think Matt said anything about bowen being the highest priority player on or off campus

  4. Yessir
    10:20 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like we dodged a bullet. I know rankings don’t tell all, but his offer list is underwhelming and ranked low. Rather save the scholly.

  5. @William_Titan
    10:28 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    dont need him. he is not a 4* player. lol

  6. John Harvin
    11:29 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    At least he didn’t yank uk chain and visit Alabama.
    Start recruiting worrthy champions!

  7. BigBlueVein
    1:42 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

    Isn’t that Charles Barkley?

  8. sprtphan
    12:30 pm January 19, 2014 Permalink

    Football recruiting is a circus about this time of year. Always last minute suprises both negative and positive. Just hope it’s more of the latter for us.