Kentucky Football: 2014 Recruiting - Part Six

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Things have slowed a bit with the conditioning and preparation for Spring Practice. The recruiting may have slowed, but it hasn’t stopped. You can bet there is communication going on with prospects.

Catching up on Kentucky’s football recruiting, this post will be long and a little mind-numbing, but better too much information than not enough. We’ll be looking at:

  • Confirmed UK offers since the last update whether or not "committed" elsewhere;

  • Offers in the timeframe of the last update that were not previously reported;

  • Kentucky’s complete offer list of Rivals ranked players;

  • Unranked players not yet rated by Rivals that Kentucky has offered.

Just remember, an offer doesn’t mean much unless the player is really interested in UK. It is, however, an indicator of the type of player that Stoops & Company are going after. Once we get a commitment, it will be difficult to hold because the other schools are not going to stop recruiting that player.

The SEC says we can only sign 25 and the NCAA says we can’t have more than 85 on scholarship. For the schools who wear big boy pants, getting 25 is no big deal. For a school that is trying to build a successful program, it is much harder. So, well have to offer more players than, say, Alabama or Ohio State.

For example, if we offer 200 players, we will have to sign 13% of our offers. If we offer 300, we need to sign 8% to get the 25 needed. Since we are going after better talent than in the past, a smaller percentage of our offers will become commitments.

Confirmed offers from 2/28/13 though 3/15/13.

Bryson Allen-Williams – DE – Ellenwood, GA - Offer Date: sometime between 2/23 and 2/28/13. ESPN Watch List, Scout 4 Star, Rivals 4 Star, 247 Sports 4 Star, Max Preps 4 Star. UK Recruiter: Unknown, probably Eliot. Other Offers: Florida, Boise St., Clemson, Georgia Tech.

Fransico Hernandez – OLB – Largo, FL - Offer Date: 02/27/13. ESPN NR, Scout MR, Rivals NR, 247 Sports NR. UK Recruiter: Unknown, probably Eliot. Other Offers: USF, Indiana

Malkom Parrish– CB – Quitman, GA - Offer Date: 02/27/13. ESPN NR, Scout 4 Star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports NR. UK Recruiter: Unknown, Most likely Ansley. Other Offers: Georgia, Georgia Tech

Gavon Bryant – LB – Jackson, AL - Offer Date: 03/3/13. ESPN NR, Scout NIDB, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 3 Star. UK Recruiter: Unknown. Other Offers: South Carolina, Memphis, Jacksonville St.

T.V. Williams - WR - McKinney, TX - Offer Date: 03/4/13. ESPN NR, Scout NR, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 4 Star. UK Recruiter: Neal Brown. Other Offers: Cal, Houston, Nebraska, Oregon St.

Montel McBride- DT - Plant City, FL - Offer Date: 03/5/13. ESPN NR, Scout NR, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 3 Star. UK Recruiter: Unknown. Other Offers: Florida St., USF, UCF and Ohio.

Ray Raulerson – OL – Tampa, FL – Offer Date: 03/6/13. ESPN NR, Scout NIDB, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 3 Star. UK Recruiter: Unknown. Other Offers: Louisville, Cincinnati, Missouri, USF.

Marcelys Jones– OG – Cleveland, OH - Offer Date: 03/6/13. ESPN NR, Scout 4 Star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 4 Star. UK Recruiter: Vince Marrow. Other Offers: Alabama, Florida St., UCLA, Michigan St. – Ohio State Commit.

Gary Brown – OL – Tampa, FL - Offer Date: 03/6/13. ESPN NR, Scout NIDB, Rivals NR, 247 Sports NR. UK Recruiter: Chad Scott. Other Offers: Georgia Tech, USF, Ohio.

Troy Apke – WR – Mt. Lebanon, PA - Offer Date: 03/7/13. ESPN NR, Scout 4 Star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports NR. UK Recruiter: Unknown. Other Offers: Penn St., Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Georgia Tech.

Dwight Williams – LB – Gardena, CA - Offer Date: 03/8/13. ESPN Watch List, Scout 4 Star, Rivals 4 Star, 247 Sports 4 Star. UK Recruiter: Unknown. Other Offers:UCLA, Florida, Tennessee. Ole Miss.

Michael Sawyers – DT – Nashville, TN - Offer Date: 03/8/13. ESPN NR, Scout 3 Star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 3 Star. UK Recruiter: Derrick Ansley. Other Offers: Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Louisville, Missouri.

Ryan Sousa - WR - Orlando, FL - Offer Date: 3/15/13. ESPN NR, Scout 3 Star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 3 Star. UK Recruiter: Tommy Mainard. Other Offers: UCLA, Missouri, Boston College, Cincinnati.

Offers not previously reported:

Tony Fields - CB -Tallassee, FL - Offer Date: 02/23/13. ESPN NR, Scout 3 star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 3 Star. UK Recruiter: Unknown. Other Offers:Ole Miss, Mississippi St., Missouri, TCU.

Dontavius Russell - DT - Carrollton, GA - Offer Date: 02/19/13. ESPN Watch List, Scout 4 Star, Rivals 4 Star, 247 Sports 4 Star. UK Recruiter: Unknown. Other Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida

Kendall Randolph - DB - Tallahassee, FL - Offer Date: Unknown. ESPN Watch List, Scout 3 Star, Rivals 4 Star, 247 Sports 3 Starr. UK Recruiter: Derrick Ansley. Other Offers: Auburn, Florida St., Georgia, Alabama.

Juwuan Brown - OLB - Tampa, FL - Offer Date: Unknown. ESPN NR, Scout 3 Star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 3 Star. UK Recruiter: Unknown. Other Offers:Indiana, Louisville, USF, Toledo.

T.V. Williams - WR - McKinney, TX - Offer Date:03/04/13. ESPN NR, Scout NR, Rivals NR 247 Sports 4 Star. UK Recruiter: Neal Brown. Other Offers: Cal, Houston, Nebraska, Oregon St.

John Bonney - S - Houston, TX - Offer Date: Unknown. ESPN Watch List, Scout 4 Star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 4 Star. UK Recruiter: Chad Scott. Other Offers: Baylor, LSU, Houston, Ohio St.

Kevin Mouhon- ILB - Norcross, GA - Offer Date: 02/20/13. ESPN Watch List, Scout NR, Rivals 4 Star, 247 Sports 4 Star. UK Recruiter: Bradley Peveto. Other Offers: Tennessee, Auburn, Florida St., Ohio St.

I think this is a good time to give you our complete offer list. I am also giving you the Rivals Star Rating for each player along with the Rivals Player Rating and the current number of offers for each player. We’ll start off with our sole commitment to date. Between now and February I will try to update this list each month.

Complete offer list, rivals ranked players:

Delvin Ware – DE – AL – 16 Offers – 4 Star – Rating: 5.8 – UK Commit

Lorenzo Carter – DE – GA – 31 Offers – 5 Star – Rating: 6.1

Jamal Adams – S –TX – 18 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 6.0

Alex Bars – OL – TN – 23 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 6.0

Jalen Tabor – DB – DC – 22 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 6.0

Tre Williams – LB – AL – 13 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 6.0

Drake Harris – WR – MI – 17 Offers – 4 Star – Rating: 6.0 - Michigan St. De-commit

Clifton Garrett – LB – IL – 22 offers - 4 Star – Rating: 6.0

DeMarre Kitt – WR – GA – 24 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 6.0

Marshon Lattimore – WR – OH – 15 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 6.0

Kevin Crosby – ATH – SC – 31 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Wesley Green – CB – GA – 14 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Rafe Peavey – QB – MO – 13 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9 - Arkansas Commit

D.J. Smith – CB – GA – 13 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Andrew Williams – DE – GA – 26 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Keyon Brown – DE – FL – 12 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Adam Choice – RB – GA – 8 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Johnnie Dixon – WR – FL – 18 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

DeMarquis Gates – LB – GA – 2 Offers – 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

D.J. Gillins – QB – FL – 9 Offers – 4 Star – Rating: 5.9 – Texas Tech Commit

Josh Malone – WR – TN – 24 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Delvin Purifoy – LB – FL – 5 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9 – FSU Commit

Artavis Scott – WR – FL – 21 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Deion Singleton – DB – FL – 11 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Justin Thornton – DE – AL – 10 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Stanley Williams – RB – GA – 9 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9 – Georgia Commit

Dwight Williams – LB – CA – 29 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.9

Drew Barker – QB – KY – 14 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Dominique Booth – WR – TN – 20 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Nick Glass – S – GA - 27 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8 – Georgia Commit

Shaun Hamilton – LB – AL – 24 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

DeShone Kizer – QB – OH – 17 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Corey Martinez – OL – FL – 19 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Moral Stephens – WR – FL - 13 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Braxton Berrios – WR – NC – 12 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Kalvarez Bessent – CB – GA – 11 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Blake Bone – WR – SC – 5 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Stepheny Durham – CB – FL – 14 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Reilly Gibbons – OL – FL – 32 Offers – 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Mikel Horton – RB – OH – 11 Offers – 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Derek Kief – WR – OH – 13 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Cortez McDowell – S – GA – 16 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

E.J. Moss – QB – AL – 2 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Jacob Pugh – LB – FL – 8 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Nick Richardson – OT – OH – 8 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Austin Roberts – WR – IN – 14 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Dante Sawyer – DE – GA – 14 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Thaddeus Snodgrass – WR – OH – 16 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Tyrell Tomlin – LB – GA – 6 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Dareian Watkins – WR/DB – OH - 19 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Darius West – S – OH – 16 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Bryson Allen-Williams – DE – GA - 29 Offers - 4 Star – Rating: 5.8

Kevin Mouhon - LB - GA - 11 Offers - 4 Star - Rating: 5.8

Dontavius Russell - DT - GA - 13 Offers - 4 Star - Rating: 5.8

Kendall Randolph - DB - FL - 20 Offers - 4 Star - Rating:5.8

The following players have not been evaluated by Rivals. Once they do evaluate them, you will see some of them become 4 star players and the majority of them will be 3 star players. Orlando Brown is a good example. Rivals has not evaluated him, but he’s on the ESPN Watch List, Scout has rated him as a 3 star, 247 Sports says 4 Star and MaxPreps has him as a 5 Star. Based on the fact that he has 33 offers, Rivals will probably rate him as a high 4 star player.

You can have a winning program with nothing but 3 star players if you have a heck of a coaching staff. In the SEC, however, you absolutely have to have several 4 star athletes come in with each class. James Franklin at Vanderbilt has slowly built up his talent level by signing a few 4 star players each year since he’s been at Vandy.

Offered players not yet evaluated by Rivals

Orlando Brown – OT – GA - 33 Offers – NR – Rating: NR

Alex Dalton – OT – OH – 7 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Raul Diaz – DT – FL – 3 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Nolan Kelleher – OG – SC – 8 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Brandon Lee - LB – IN – 9 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Treyvon Paulk – RB – GA - 19 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

T. J. Posey – LB – AL – 7 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Jermaine Roberts – CB – LA – 14 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Jared Tucker – S – GA – 8 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Verondtae Wilkinson – LB – OH – 5 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Brian Allen – C – IL – 9 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Allen Artis – S – GA – 13 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Andrew Beck – LB – FL – 13 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Reggie Bonnafon – QB – KY – 3 Offers - NR – Rating: NR – Louisville Commit

Ja’Merez Bowen – OT – OH – 9 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

De’Eric Culver – CB – FL – 5 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Deshaun Davis – LB – AL – 8 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Tymere Dubose – DT – OH – 1 Offer - NR – Rating: NR

Mike Edwards – S – OH – 11 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Matt Elam – DT – KY – 5 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Nico Firios – LB – FL – 4 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Keshun Freeman – DE – GA – 8 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Daejuan Funderburk – S – DC – 10 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Kendall Gant - S – FL – 6 Offers - NR – Rating: NR

Khalia Hackett – S – GA – 1 Offer – NR – Rating: NR

Jonathon Haden – RB – DC – 8 Offers – NR – Rating: NR

T.J. Harrell – RB/S – FL – 23 Offers – NR – Rating: NR

Trent Harris – DE – FL – 10 Offers – NR – Rating: NR

Joe Henderson – DE – OH – 6 Offers – NR – Rating: NR

Dorian Hendrix – LB – OH – 7 Offers – NR - Rating: NR

C.J. Hilliard – RB – OH – 5 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Kendrick Holland – WR – FL – 4 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Lonnie Johnson – ATH – IN – 6 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Jarrett LaRubbio – OG – OH – 16 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Darryl Long – TE – OH – 9 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Donovan McWilson – ATH – 1 Offer – NIDB - Rating: NR

Marcus Mosely – TE – FL – 6 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Chris Nelson – DT – FL – 4 Offers - NR - Rating: NR - Virginia Commit

Darrion Owens – S – FL – 5 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Jamiyus Pittman – DT – GA – 3 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Patrick Porter – CB – AL – 6 Offers - NIDB - Rating: NR

Stephen Roberts – CB – AL – 8 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Nicholas Ruffin – CB – GA – 18 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Caleb Samuel – DT – GA – 4 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Jarvis Stewart – RB – FL – 6 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Quantavise Stoudemire – LB – AL – 1 Offer - NR - Rating: NR

Stanton Truitt – ATH – GA – 17 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Kobie Walker – S – MD – 6 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Chris Williams – DT – GA – 8 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Ethan Wolf – TE – OH – 14 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Isaiah Wynn – OG – FL – 14 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Malkom Parrish – CB – GA – 3 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Gavin Bryant – LB – AL – 4 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Ray Raulerson – OL – FL – 12 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Francisco Hernandez – LB – FL – 3 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Troy Apke – WR – PA – 7 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Michael Sawyers – DT – TN – 8 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Marcelys Jones – OG – OH - 12 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Juwuan Brown - OLB - FL - 5 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Ryan Sousa - WR - FL - 6 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Tony Fields - CB - FL - 7 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

T.V. Williams - WR - TX - 7 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

John Bonney - S - TX - 11 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

Montel McBride - DT - FL - 5 Offers - NR - Rating: NR

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