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.