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YAHTZEE! Conrad picks the Cats


Kentucky added its second football commitment in two days this afternoon when four-star tight end C.J. Conrad picked the Cats over Indiana and several other schools.

Conrad named UK his leader after a February 22nd visit and returned to campus for another peek in April. Today he made it official (verbally) by pledging his commitment to Mark Stoops and the Wildcats with a new hat.

He is a top 200 player in the 247Composite rankings and the No. 9 tight end in the class.

Yahtzee? Yahtzee.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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57 Comments for YAHTZEE! Conrad picks the Cats

  1. The Loco Pollo
    1:40 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    YAHTZEE! Welcome aboard, CJ!

  2. GD4UK
    1:42 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Great freaking news!!!!! Welcome to the BBN, CJ!!!!!!!!

  3. struggler
    1:46 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Wow… exciting!! Please – use this momentum swing in recruiting by winning some this season… by putting a competitive product on the field. Go Cats!

    • Gorsh!!
      5:05 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      I wonder if improving recruiting is done with hopes of more wins. Good grief.

  4. Billy Hill
    1:48 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Thank God! Stupes is a recruiting genius by stealing a tight end out from under elite teams like Indiana, Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo, and Duke.

    • Al/in/Indy
      1:51 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      ^^^^SEE what I’m saying?^^^^ You lil byrdies are just one big laughing stock

    • claiborne_field
      1:52 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Have you been living under a rock while the last 2 recruiting classes were ranked and signed?

    • KYStout
      1:52 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      More like Indiana, Arkansas, Pitt, and …LOL… Louisville.

      Haha dumbass, UL wanted this kid but had no chance in a head to head recruiting battle with Kentucky.

    • Bubba
      1:57 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      KYStout, I’m not sure if you’re trolling or just dumb….

      Can you point me to where Louisville is on this list? Or the checkmark that says he has an offer?

    • bb88888888
      2:06 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Louisville not listed at 247, but at Scout

    • bb88888888
      2:06 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    • KYStout
      2:30 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Bubba – not sure if you are dumb or just stupid – click the links above or don’t I don’t care.

      Fact is, no self-respecting parent would ever let their kid play football for Bobby Petrino or his ilk and Louisviile can’t compete head to head with Kentucky in football or basketball recruiting.

      You made your sleazy bed with a coach who left dumpster fires behind at two universities and one NFL program. Now go sleep in it BITCH.

    • Tom Tom Cats fan
      3:09 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Rivals. NCAA Football Recruiting. Conrad is #9 TE in country. 6’5″. 241 lbs. 4.7 in 40, Teams on his list include Va tech, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio State, Louisville, Nebraska, Penn State, Arkansas.

      UK #17 ranked class for 2015.

      Recruiting wise: Stoops is getting it done. Now… if he can coach, then things are gonna turn at UK. UK has more talent now than they have ever had in the last 30 years, by far.

  5. Al/in/Indy
    1:48 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome CJ. The Curd byrds are out in force saying we are rooting for a 9th best TE in the nation.
    I reckon they’re going to have to change their school colors from Black and red to ENVIOUS GREEN!

  6. Waddy Body
    1:50 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Stoops is breaking down walls!! Go Cats!!

  7. Bluecat
    1:59 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    When I saw the pic, I thought for a moment it was Drew Barker!, what a handsome kid!, GREAT GET for Stoops Troops. WOW, I can see we ARE going to be a TOP TWENTY program in football SOON. I remember a short time back we beat #1 LSU in Commonwealth. Those days are returning on a regular basis. Mitch Barnhart has to do whatever it takes to KEEP Stoops at Kentucky. The guy and his staff have it going on. Soon we will overtake Louisville. I look to be competitive this year as well. Looking for SIX wins in 2014, and Stoop’s first bowl game at UK. Good times are here. I am sixty-six years old and have never saw the FB program doing so well. This surely will rival the Bear Bryant days at Kentucky.

    GO BBN & GO BIG BLUE! Stoops has now recruited sixty-three players along with a few prefered walk-ons. Happy Days are here again!

    • 2-10
      2:03 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      I’ve never seen it doing so well either. 2-10.

    • Al/in/Indy
      2:32 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      As I’ve mentioned before, all you Yardbyrds keep forgetting the Kriegthorp years (could be selective memory). Stoops is doing it right, and it’s really starting to show exactly what ol’ Clint Hurtt brought to the table (seed feed) since his departure (Rolls of cash)
      Keep it going, it’s just going to make you MORE foolish looking (I don’t see how) when Stoops starts getting this thing rolling. Have a nice day

    • Blue
      4:55 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Please don’t belittle a great band like The Yardbirds by connecting them to the Cardinals. Use the term “yard strutters” instead.

  8. SEC
    2:00 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Woooooo! Our quest for BBVA Compass Bowl is one step closer to reality!

    • Stoopified
      2:02 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Stoops knows the best way to enjoy good bowl games is in front of a large screen TV. He won’t jeopardize that.

    • Al/in/Indy
      2:33 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Actually, you yardbyrds will do well to get that one this year now that you actually play in a REAL league this year.

    • Exactly
      5:12 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      The irony is you don’t get that that actually is the goal. It isn’t, however, the end game. While your teams’ recruiting isn’t even worth mentioning in the same breath as Stoops you’re simultaneously stepping up conference levels. And yet you’re here worried about our team? Worried being the keyword.

  9. Earache
    2:06 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Yahtzee!! Welcome to the BBN, CJ!

  10. David
    2:06 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Great news!!! Coaches are doing great job bringing in the talent needed to compete in the SEC and to be able to spank the Cards on a regular basis. Lets land a top middle linebacker now to go with Eli and Jordan, Justin Hillard MLB from Cincinnati ST.X would help top off the defense or Damien Harris running back would be the cherry on top of this cake. Land both of them and we will be competing for an SEC title in 2 years.

    George Campbell would be another great addition.

  11. Blue To The Bone...
    2:10 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    SEC…I know you can’t help but be a smart a$$… but don’t you think your birdbrain a$$ should be worried about Fla. St..Clemson..and the ACC…We WILL see you in November!!!

    • claiborne_field
      2:17 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      SEC- with your ACC tie-ink, your’re shooting for the kraft fight hunger bowl, at best… good luck with that

  12. ribin
    2:14 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome aboard — another giant step in the right direction — GO CATS

  13. Bluecat
    2:15 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Whats AMAZING about this is, it LOOKS like Stoops & Co, are beginning to recruit in FB, the same way Cal does in BB!. OMG! Fasten your seatbelts for the RIDE BBN!

  14. JDH
    2:22 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Great news!!! Welcome aboard, CJ!!! The trolls are getting nervous! Love it!

  15. Han
    2:23 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome aboard, kid.

    If by chance you stumble upon this site and post, pay no attention to the UL trolls. They have nothing better to do with their fandom or lives than hover at a UK site.

    • Al/in/Indy
      2:40 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly, the yardbyrds should be studying for their finals, like staying in the lines when they color, learning that velcro IS NOT the correct way of tying shoes, and for those in the uvel Masters program, the all important basket weaving classes.

  16. Casper
    2:32 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    how big is the kid?

    • Tom Tom Cats fan
      3:11 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      6’5″. 241 lbs.

  17. Louisville Card
    2:35 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Don’t you guys understand, We did not want this recruit. We do not care for 4 star tight ends.

    • David
      2:50 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Evidently you guys are not interested in hardly any football players, Louisville is ranked 87th currently with only one verbal T.J Jallow rated 3 * 5.5 by rivals so he is barely a 3 star. Keep running them jaws, because that’s all you guys have got going for yourselves right now.

  18. GoCatsWin#9
    2:41 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Am i the only one who saw that pic and thought it was Johnny Manziel in a Kentucky hat?

  19. Hey all you UL trolls
    2:50 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Why is the UL Athletic dept. having to spend $600,000 in legal fees?

    • Al/in/Indy
      2:58 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      You would think they’d use that “legal fees” toward the Yum to make it a more Viable/profitable arena so it could pay it’s bills. OK I should’ve said That would have been a more correct thing to do.

  20. Flava Flaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayve
    3:16 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink


  21. bluesman
    3:44 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    All you Tard fans keep posting on BBN site it just keeps showing your stupidity.

  22. WalterL
    3:51 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome CJ! I can see you working out in the off-season with a certain Denver Bronco TE. He comes around often. I see you being able to play the same role at Kentucky as our very own ….JacobTamme!

  23. UKfanNKY
    3:58 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome to the BBN CJ…………………..GO CATS!!!

    I love all these haters, trolls and jealous idiots on here…lollolololol Get ready to get your ass handed to you cause KENTUCKY is going to be bad ass!!

  24. Card nation
    4:24 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Wow, we loss out on ANOTHOR recrute to you guys? What gives? I do not undorstand? We are wey beter then UK anydey. This kid culdn’t cut it at UL no way. He juss went to UK caus he new he wold flunk out at UL. Caus UL is a reel skool. I no, i went there myslef. UK is juss gitting ULs rejeks. Get used to this boys! We will beat UK agin this yeer, and in baskitball too. We always beat UK in everie sport. Its who we are!!! Cards rule. we new this kid wasnot UL matearial when he reterned the pole and platfarm we mailed him. We say good riddance kid!! Never wanned you at UL anywey. And that Harris kid ant good enuff for UL eather. YOu all wish yu wus us!!!! Andall that nois you heerin over at our Yum centar? Nothin to see. Move alone now. Somebooty is just openin a italone resturant with coach Pitino than Tabletop Inn is whut they gonna call it.

  25. Dave in Marshall islands
    4:28 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    I hope we get 100 plus welcomes for CJ becoming part of the Big Blue Nation. Welcome CJ and thanks for choosing the Cats. Big things are about ready to happen buddy.

  26. Urban Meyer
    5:00 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink


    • jeffrey
      5:13 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Can’t pull that since OSU was recruiting him too, OUCH!

    • You're Bucked
      5:26 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Because Louisville is pulling top 5 classes like Ohio State. Or are Buckeye fans getting nervous now? This may be the most pitiful troll of all time.

    • Buckeye
      5:57 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      If Urban Meyer wanted him, Ohio State would have made him an offer, and he would be a Buckeye. Have you seen the caliber of Tight Ends on our roster?

  27. Mark Stoops
    5:16 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Urban Meyer?

    • Buckeye
      5:59 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah, the guy with a record that is completely out of your reach.

    • beavis
      8:07 am May 10, 2014 Permalink

      Yep,,,,,with most of those wins at an SEC school,,,,not your Ohio State Buckeyes. Did you guys feel you had to get an ex-SEC coach to compete with the SEC teams come bowl time ???? Guess you got tired of getting your asses kicked.

  28. MustangCMy
    5:23 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Lets see now?! At the current rate, next year when the season starts officially, we should have between 40-50 4-star players suiting up at UK! With most of the rest being highly regarded 3-star guys. Won’t that be a new day – at UK?!

  29. Happy
    5:31 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome CJ, so glad you decided to join the BBN!!!
    Good days are ahead and the future is bright, can’t wait to see you on the field in action!

  30. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    11:02 pm May 9, 2014 Permalink

    Welcome Mr. Conrad!

  31. This is more great news!! Maybe CJ can become our next James Whalen or Jacob Tamme. Keep it up Coach Stoops and staff. Welcome to the BBN, CJ Conrad.