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Today on KSR: Mike Drennen is a Kentucky Wildcat

Drennen wore a donut shirt to announce his commitment to UK, via @Scott_Schrader.


Kentucky’s 2020 National Signing Day ended with a bang. Mike Drennen picked UK over USC, Michigan and Florida, giving the Wildcats a four-star athlete that’s one of the top 250 football players in America. First recruited by Vince Marrow as an eighth grader, the Big Dog celebrated the occasion on Twitter.

Since the Early Signing Period’s inception, Kentucky has now hit on all but one of their NSD targets — Louisiana wide receiver Devonta Lee in 2019. Chris Oats came to campus in 2018 and made an immediate impact. MJ Devonshire was on a similar path until he broke his wrist last fall. Drennen is the type of athlete that can come to Lexington and play right away.

He’ll draw plenty of comparisons to Lynn Bowden. Is that too much to ask right away? Of course. Bowden’s accomplishments are unprecedented at Kentucky, however, UK will not ask Drennen to be the 2019 version of Lynn Bowden on day one. They still should be able to integrate him into the system a little bit quicker than Bowden, a guy who arrived on campus late after playing quarterback in high school.

Despite all the hype from last night’s announcement, there’s still one last bit of uncertainty surrounding Drennen. Kentucky has still not received his National Letter of Intent. It’s not final until Drennen faxes in his NLI. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s official. Until then, there’s more much more we can get to, like…


Three New Podcasts

Adam Luckett and I waited until just before Drennen’s announcement to hit record on the podcast equipment. You’ll hear our live reaction to the addition of Drennen and discuss his potential impact on a new episode of 11 Personnel. If you’re in more of a basketball mood, Jack Pilgrim has brought us a new episode of Sources Say. Today’s Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is a little different than most. He spoke to the DEA agents that are responsible for taking down Pablo Escobar. You can’t miss this interview with the real-life stars from Narcos.

Don’t Geek

Terry Wilson is throwing footballs again at Nutter Field House. What a beautiful sight to behold. 212 days till Kentucky football season.

UConn Football gets Picky

The more UConn head football coaches talk, the more I believe it’s an official job requirement to have a few loose screws. Randy Edsall made a bizarre comment on NSD that could have prompted a headline: “Man doesn’t want enabled and entitled transfers, except junior college transfers.”


Another Game Without Howard

The Kentucky women’s basketball team is back at Memorial Coliseum. Coming off only their fourth loss of the season, the fifteenth-ranked Wildcats will once again be without Rhyne Howard. The third game without one of the nation’s top scorers, her absence was felt mightily in the third quarter against Auburn. When UK hit a wall on the offensive end, Howard was not available to stop the bleeding. We’ll see how Matthew Mitchell’s squad responds tonight at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network+.

Butler Buzzer-Beater

Kamar Baldwin made some magic at Hinkle Fieldhouse, burying a three-pointer at the horn to break a tie and take down Villanova.

That wasn’t the wildest result from college basketball Wednesday night. Providence demolished No. 21 Creighton 73-56, Purdue destroyed No. 17 Iowa 104-68 and Vanderbilt snapped their historic SEC losing streak. The 0-8 Commodores almost hit 100 against 8-0 LSU, beating the Tigers 99-90 to win their first SEC Basketball game since February of 2018. The 26-game losing streak was the longest in SEC history.

Relive UK’s Miss. State Win

B-Roll is a bad man behind a camera.

Woj Bomb SZN

NBA teams only have a few more hours to make moves. The NBA trade deadline is today at 3 p.m. ET. Woj Bombs will be flying throughout the day. So far, Jarred Vanderbilt is the only Wildcat to make a move, teaming up with Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota. It appears the rest of the BBNBA will remain unscathed, but much can change over the final six hours of Woj Bomb SZN.

KSR in One Hour

Drew Franklin returns to the airwaves with Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond to talk about a little bit of everything from around the BBN. Don’t miss it.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Today on KSR: Mike Drennen is a Kentucky Wildcat

  1. UKFaninNY
    9:48 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    What happened to that other guy they thought they’d be able to sign?

    • ClutchCargo
      10:04 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

      He’s not signing right now. May be an eligibility issue that can be resolved this spring, is the last we heard.