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2018 quarterback Jarren Williams decommits from Kentucky

Welp, when Alabama offered him a few weeks ago, you could feel this one coming. According to Rivals’ Trent Smallwood, 2018 quarterback Jarren Williams just decommitted from Kentucky. Williams is considered the 17th best dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 class by 247 Sports and has picked up some major offers lately, notably from the aforementioned Crimson Tide, Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Missouri, and Mississippi State.

As Mark Stoops said on KSR a few weeks back when Williams picked up an offer from Alabama, this sort of stuff happens all the time…but it still sucks.

“Of course it does,” he said. “The common phrase is, ‘It’s not personal.’ Well, it is personal. Recruiting is personal, because we spend so much time on it. We work at it, we evaluate, we watch tape, we watch these kids for years, we build relationships with them on the phone, by them coming to campus, social media, just all the time we put into it. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get frustrated, but I’ll tell you this, it’s just part of our job. It is. It’s part of our job. We’ve taken guys that were committed to other schools and other schools have taken guys that were committed to us.”

Go away, Alabama!

UPDATE: Here’s the statement Williams just posted on Twitter…

 

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34 Comments for 2018 quarterback Jarren Williams decommits from Kentucky



  1. AGSlater
    2:47 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Saban has made Stoops his little 🐕



    • SalsaKat
      3:02 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      I assume the name of that dog is “Scout”. Because that’s what he is. In the same way that college football is a free developmental league for the NFL, Mark Stoops is an unpaid talent scout for Nick Saban. I’m sure he’s not the only one though.



    • Booby Petrino
      3:03 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Saban has made college football his little doggie.



    • yzriderjw
      7:07 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      It’s all good Danny Clark is crushing this kid. He was going to sit behind Clark and Hoak anyways. We’re stacked at the QB position. If he commits to Bama he will get recruited over just like Mac did and will waist his first 2 years of football and transfer out. Or he will be stupid and waist his whole college career when they start a freshman over him, when he is a junior, just like they did this year.



    • dballrb
      9:12 am April 26, 2017 Permalink

      You’re from Evansville aren’t you.



  2. Lip Man 1
    2:55 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    And the good news just keeps on comin!!!!!!! (satire implied)



  3. Chadb2315
    2:59 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    What the hell is going on right now? Why does this bad stuff have to always come in 3s???



  4. Cousins Fake Tooth
    3:12 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Screw him.



    • cjruk1
      3:38 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Because if this happened with Cal taking a recruit from another school you would be saying the same thing to that recruit?



    • plumloopy
      4:54 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      I hear ya, but it doesn’t happen in basketball like it does it football. Do we really go after guys after they commit to, say… Mississippi St?



    • blackmilk23
      9:00 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Thats how we got Terrance Jones actually.



  5. Jazz1124
    3:15 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Hard for this to be surprising. I just assume people will decommitt when bama comes offering. But best of luck to him. Hard to turn down the best of the best. Just like UK in basketball. Y’all negative fans need to chill. We will be okay. Hoak is gonna be our dude for the next few years. Got time to find someone else.



    • Jazz1124
      3:15 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Or maybe baker. Either way, we will be alright for the next couple years.



  6. FinnaGoHAM
    3:16 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Saban, et. al., is doing to Stoops what Calipari does to everyone in basketball. I guess this is how it feels.



    • kyle heavy
      3:18 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Except Saban wins multiple championships.



    • KYcats11
      3:32 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      I’d argue that you are wrong. in basketball Cal doesn’t typically steal people who are already commited. Other schools might have offered first, but they are not typically already commited.



  7. AllBlueAllDay
    3:23 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah well sabans players are forced to stay 3 years. Imagine 3 years with wall & cousins, or mkg & Davis… We would have a lot more championships.



    • runtsfan
      3:31 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      We should be so lucky.



  8. Realme
    3:31 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Best to wait until signing day to get excited about fb players. Then you don’t have to feel sad when Bama comes calling.



    • Jazz1124
      3:48 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      That’s the realist comment ever. That’s how I feel, hard to get excited about a dude that has over a year before he can even sign. Commitments mean nothing unless you’re a top tier team.



  9. UKfansNKY
    3:37 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Good luck Kid. Hope you enjoy the bench as much as Mac Jones will who also decommitted from KY for Bama. Watched Bama’s sprig game Sat. and they have an unbelievable Kid from Hawaii @ QB that is a Freshman and will red shirt this year. He is a stud!



  10. meeksfor3
    4:03 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    At least we are losing kids to Bama and not UAB like in the Joker days.



  11. AllBlueAllDay
    4:11 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I agree with Meeks. It does suck we are losing some of these players, but at least we are losing them to the best of the best. Shows how far our program has come in the last 4 years. In stoops we trust.



  12. Theymademesignup
    4:13 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t want a quarterback that can’t keep his phone above 20%.



  13. plumloopy
    4:56 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    “After much thought and prayer?” It’s like a cut and paste decommitment opening.



  14. chris43
    6:08 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    BINGO!!! Said this a few weeks ago and a bunch of commenters called me crazy and an idiot. Hmmmmm…..happy now boys?



  15. hal9944
    6:35 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Im just sick of kids committing 2 years before they even go to college… whats the point, 90% of early comments dont stay committed anyway… KIDS THESE DAYS ARENT RAISED WITH A BACKBONE ANYMORE!



    • hal9944
      8:24 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      I retract that last line. That was just frustration speaking…i just think they need to put a rule in that doesnt allow commitments that early.



  16. DelrayCat
    6:59 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I actually think this is because we are fairly set at QB for the foreseeable future…so this guy was clearly afraid to come in and compete. At Alabama he can ride the bench and at least watch his team play for titles every year.



  17. BLUEsky
    7:16 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    A couple of things:

    I still think this goes back to Matt Elam. Alabama was embarrassed publicly and NS seemingly has a vendetta now against Stoops.

    “Block and tackle.” These QB recruits he is stealing away–he probably has no plans to play them a significant amount of time, but NS sees KY on the rise, and he just can’t have that in his football world.



  18. notFromhere
    8:59 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    He hasn’t committed anywhere else, though he likely will. Why be negative? Just to be negative? Does it do any good? No. You didn’t recruit him. You wouldn’t coach him.



  19. ClutchCargo
    10:06 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Can’t wait til the early signing period is a thing.



  20. dballrb
    9:19 am April 26, 2017 Permalink

    While it does suck,There’s a few coaches out there that don’t like when Uk bball offers recruits.But,I have to say that it’s much worse on the football side of things…Stoops will one day beat Saban AG,I think you a IU closet fan my man…