Thayer Munford Probably isn’t Coming to Kentucky
For quite some time, it appeared as though the Cats would close on the four-star Ohio offensive tackle. After this weekend, all hope is (probably) gone. Since the bowl season ended, Ohio State has put on the full-court press, culminating with a scholarship offer at Munford’s official visit this past weekend. Munford will probably become a Buckeye, but you can never count out the big dog, Vince Marrow.
BBN never count out coach Stoops or the big dog i love to battle. Go Big Blue.
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) January 23, 2017
UK Commit Visited Penn State
Munford wasn’t the only UK recruit taking an official visit to a Big Ten campus this weekend. Four-star Kentucky defensive end commit Joshua Paschal was in Happy Valley last weekend for an official visit. Penn State’s James Franklin will not stop recruiting Paschal until NSD, but the consensus is that it will not change Paschal’s mind *knock on wood*.
Former UK Recruit De-Commits from UofL
With just over a week until National Signing Day, three-star Tampa, Fl. defensive end/outside linebacker Jabreel Stephens announced on Twitter today he will no longer be a UofL Cardinal. When Stephens committed to UofL back in October, he was also being recruited by Kentucky. The Cats offered Stephens back in May and he attended camp over the summer.
Could Stephens flip to Kentucky? Probably not. The 247 Crystal Ball believes Stephens will stay at home and play for Charlie Strong at USF.
Schlarman, Stoops on the Road
Mark Stoops joined John Schlarman for a trip to Pike County to see future Kentucky offensive lineman, Austin Dotson. As you can see, Dotson is not small.
One Name to Watch
Stoops will host many recruits for the final recruiting weekend before NSD (College Gameday vs. Kansas couldn’t come at a better time). The name you need to remember is Sterling Jones. A late-riser, the Cats are coming in hot for the Alabama inside-linebacker. Jones is also considering UCF, Louisville, Purdue and Auburn, but he’ll probably be rolling dice before he leaves Lexington.