Kentucky Wildcat Football Recruiting Part 8

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We are still in the first quarter and in the second week of Spring Practice and, no, we haven't stopped recruiting. You already heard about the 150 hand written letters that were sent to Barker.

Scout came out with their first 3 Star ratings revision last week, but they are far behind the curve on new offers compared to Rivals and 247 Sports. I don’t know what’s wrong with those folks, but they’ve not been the same since Dave Telep left for ESPN.

If I had to rate the services right now, I would rank 247 Sports and Rivals even. Maybe I would put Rivals slightly ahead because of the player ratings. I like the way 247 Sports shows player interest better, however. I’ve already given you my complaint about Scout, but while they don’t keep up to date as well as ESPN, my chief complaint with ESPN is that they are still stuck in 2013 and only offer their Watch List for 2014. Who knows when they will rate and rank the 2014 class. Locally, the best information can be found at Cats Illustrated, the UK Rivals site.


Our most recent offers are:

Alex Dalton – OT- Troy, OH – Offer Date: 2/20/13 - NR by ESPN, Scout, Rivals and 247 Sports – 7 Offers - UK Recruiter: Vince Marrow – Other Offers: Indiana, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Ohio.

Isaiah Ford – WR – Jacksonville, FL – Offer Date: 3/4/13 – ESPN & Rvials NR, Scout & 247 Sports 3 Star – 20 Offers – UK Recruiter: Unknown – Other Offers: Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Louisvlle among others.

Nigel Patten – DB – Miami, FL - Offer Date: 3/12/13 – ESPN NR, Scout & 247 Sports 3 Star, Rivals 4 Star 5.8 rating – 7 Offers – UK Recruiter:Derrick Ansley – Other Offers: Miami, Florida State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and others.

Bryce Dixon – TE – Ventura, CA - Offer Date: 3/12/13 – ESPN Watch List, Scout & 247 Sports 4 Star, Rivals 4 Star 5.8 rating – 11 Offers – UK Recruiter: Unknown – Other Offers: Ohio State, Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA among others.

Brandon Powell – Ath – Deerfield Beach, FL- Offer Date: 3/20/13 – ESPN NR, Rivals NR, Scout & 247 Sports 3 Star - 16 Offers – UK Recruiter: Unknown – Other Offers: Florida State, LSU, Tennessee, Cal among others.

Tyler Harris – QB – Blackshear, GA - Offer Date: 3/22/13 – ESPN Watch List, Rivals NR, Scout & 247 Sports 4 Star - 4 Offers – UK Recruiter: Unknown – Other Offers: Alabama, Mississippi State, Troy

Mark Andrews – WR – Scottsdale, AZ - Offer Date: 3/22/13 – ESPN NR, Scout & 247 Sports 4 Star, Rivals 4 Star 5.9 Rating - 18 Offers – UK Recruiter: Unknown – Other Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, USC, Texas A&M among others.

John Battle – S – Hallandale, FL- Offer Date: 3/14/13 – ESPN Watch List, Rivals NR, Scout & 247 Sports 3 Star- 12 Offers – UK Recruiter: Jimmy Brumbaugh – Other Offers: Florida State and LSU

Isaiah McKenzie – CB – Plantation, FL- Offer Date: 3/22/13 – ESPN , Rivals & 247 Sports NR, Scout 3 Star- 6 Offers – UK Recruiter: Unknown - Other Offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, USF & Marshall

Ryan Sousa - WR - Orlando, FL - Offer Date: 3/15/13 - ESPN NR, Scout 3 Star, Rivals NR, 247 Sports 3 Star - 6 Offers - UK Recruiter: Tommy Mainard - Other Offers: UCLA, Missouri, Boston College, Cincinnati

Garrett Johnson – WR – Winter Garden, FL- Offer Date: 3/5/13 – ESPN & Rivals NR, Scout & 247 Sports 3 Star- 8 Offers – UK Recruiter: Unknown - Other Offers: Arizona, Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, USF among others


If you’re worried about the future, don’t be. We’ve already offered some players for the 2015 class. Here’s the list:

Josh Williams – OT - Prattville, AL – Autauga County HS
Jaylin Hayward – CB –Tallahassee, FL – Godby HS
Arden Key – DE – Lithonia, GA - Martin Luther King HS
Johnathon Hawkins – RB – Lawrenceville, GA - Central Gwinnett HS
Damien Harris –RB– Berea, KY – Madison Southern HS
Elijah Sindelar – QB – Princeton, KY – Caldwell County HS
Eric Glover-Williams – RB – Canton, OH – McKinley HS
George Brown – TE – Cincinnati, OH – Colerain HS
Darrin Hall – RB – Youngstown, OH – Austintown Fitch HS
Garrett Taylor – CB – Richmond, VA – St. Christopher’s School
Ricky DeBerry – Ath – Richmond, VA – St. Christopher’s School
Brion Sanchious – QB - Oakland Park, FL – Northeast HS
Dwaine Thomas - LB – Boutte, LA – Hahnville HS
Blake Hawkins – QB – Iuka, MS – Tishomingo County HS
Kraig Howe – DT – Kettering, OH – Archbishop Alter HS
Lamont Ragland – DT – Dayton, OH – Jefferson HS

I think you can remove Verdondtae Wilkinson from Dayton Trotwood-Madison HS from our offer list. We offered him back in May of 2012, but none of the services now show an offer. Apparently, it was pulled by the new staff.


Here’s the Offers Scorecard by Position:
ATH - 5
C -1
CB/DB - 16
S - 14
LB - 17
DE -9
DT - 10 We need more!
QB - 7
RB - 8
TE - 4
OL - 15 We need more!
WR - 21

Scorecard by State:
Alabama - 9
California - 2
District of Columbia - 2
Florida - 38
Georgia - 30
Illinois - 2
Indiana - 4
Kentucky - 3
Ohio - 21
South Carolina - 3
Tennessee - 3
Texas - 3
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona, Michigan, Louisiana, Missouri and North Carolina - 1 each


Rivals just came out with their 3 Star ratings which I will cover in my next episode.

Que up the Porky Pig music.


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