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Potential Major Football Get on the Horizon


UK got some very positive recruiting news today when Marcelys Jones officially decided to transfer from Ohio State. Jones just completed his Freshman year there and after being a High School All American, decided his time in Buckeye land should come to a close. As part of the transfer, he has been given permission to talk to Kentucky and will likely take a visit to Lexington this weekend. I am told by a source that if all goes well, that it is likely Jones will join the Wildcats after the visit and could be a major get here in June for the program. You may remember that Kentucky nearly stole Jones from Ohio State before he became a Buckeye, but the payoff for that recruiting may come slightly later than we had previously thought.

For Kentucky this would be a major pull…this is a High School All-American level Offensive Line talent. He was recruited by all the major schools and decided to stay home and play in Ohio. If the Cats are able to finish this off and make the transfer occur to Lexington, it would be as big of a commitment as Kentucky has had in the 2015 class (even though he is technically from 2014) and major good news here in the dog days of June.

Article written by Matt Jones

16 Comments for Potential Major Football Get on the Horizon

  1. Jane Bruno
    8:06 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink


  2. Oldkyhome
    8:12 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    Can he play this year?

  3. shelby
    8:29 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    I assume he cannot play this upcoming season as he would have to sit out 1 year after transferring. But what a GREAT pickup this would be for the program.

    • hmm, dunno
      8:50 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      I thought the same thing until Matt said he would be in the 2015 class which (I think) means he’s eligible this fall.

    • Buckeye Fan
      9:16 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      He is listed as a sophomore at Ohio State and he participated in Spring practice and the Spring Game. He will DEFINITELY have to sit out a year.

  4. Brandon
    9:00 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    Hey may have red shirted his freshman year, which would me he would be eligible.

    • Buckeye Fan
      9:14 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      He did not redshirt.

  5. Brandon
    9:02 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink


  6. Bama
    9:03 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    He would be a good third or forth stringer for us. But I’m sure he will start for you all. Congrats.

    • KidFromKY
      9:05 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      Why is a “Bama” fan on a Kentucky sports site? Or are you a UL fan? Get outta here.

    • Andy
      9:34 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      In secure much Bama fan? Don’t you guys have a qb position to worry about?

    • Sniff sniff
      10:19 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      Its a UofL fan. I guarantee it.

    • Gowcats
      10:30 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      Probably one of those “fans” who likes UK basketball and Bama football. Just your basic idiot. Nothing to see here….move along and be happy where Stoops Troops are taking the program.

  7. Typical
    3:06 pm June 19, 2015 Permalink

    Heard through a source his grades were a major factor. Can’t make it at an actual academic school in the B1G but the SEC always has room for those kids…

  8. Karl Perry
    6:55 pm June 19, 2015 Permalink

    Greetings! I appreciate your show. I would just like to comment about my observations about KY. Football. I can see this and any other team at KY in the future winning 9 -10 games per year no matter who is on the schedule; just do these things and keep moving the football on offense as we have been. 1. Wide receivers need to concentrate on catching every football in their vicinity and simply holding on to it. 2. Defend not only the actual goal line but start imagining a team is scoring 6 on you if they cross your 50 yard line. 3. Learn how to combine the bone jarring hit with the wrap that brings DOWN the ball carrier. This takes more practice than most people think. 4. ALWAYS look for opportunities to cause a turnover. 5. Special teams ALWAYS looking to SCORE!! These 5 points focused on will guarantee 9-10 game winning seasons!! I had the opportunity to watch a U of Miami practice once when Michael Irvin and Steve Walsh were there – Walsh got the ball in the area and Irvin caught EVERY pass!! These 5 points can be done it takes EFFORT and ATTITUDE. We will all be AMAZED when we see this at UK!!!

  9. On Wisconsin
    8:33 pm June 20, 2015 Permalink

    ’nuff said