2014 Kentucky Football Recruiting Tidbits

There's a lot of UK recruiting information out there right now as the Blue/White game approaches. I hope to update the new offers before and after next Saturday's scrimmage.

Let me start off with a correction to my article regarding what is a committable offer. I reported that the Kentucky Blue Sports News website was operated by someone named RecruitingKentucky. I received the following e-mail last night from Patrick Loney.

"RecruitingKentucky doesn't run Kentucky Blue Sports News. That is actually my site he is a writer of my site. My name on twitter is KBSNPLoney."

I regret the error. It was born of ignorance and not malice.

On to the news…

Twenty Kentucky Offerees listed in Varsity Preps Florida Top 75. Another seven on the UK Watch List. Don't ask if they are committable because I don't know or care. These have been confirmed commitments by more than one recruiting service.

#70 – ATH T.J. Harrell – Tampa Catholic
#68 – CB Kendall Randolph – Tallahassee Lincoln
#64 – FS John Battle IV – Hallandale
#61 – WR Isaiah McKenzie – Plantation American Heritage
#57 – QB D.J. Gillins – Jacksonville Eagles View
#56 – WR Isaiah Ford –Jacksonville Trinity Christian
#54 – FS Tony Fields – Coral Reef
#53 – WR Johnnie Dixon – West Palm Beach Dwyer
#48 – FS Deon Singleton – Tallahassee Godby
#43 – MLB Andrew Beck – Tampa Plant
#36 – LB Darrien Owens – Jacksonville Oakleaf
#29 – OL Corey Martinez – Tampa Catholic
#28 – WR Moral Stephens – Taylor County
#22 – LB Jacob Pugh – Tallahassee Godby
#18 – WR Artavis Scott – Tarpon Springs East Lake
#14 –OG Isaiah Wynn – St. Petersburg Lakewood
#13 – DE Keyon Brown - Wauchula Hardee
#12 – LB Delvon Purifoy – Pensacola Catholic
#10 – OT Reilly Gibbons – St. Petersburg Catholic

Watch List:
RB Brandon Powell - Deerfield Beach
WR George Rushing – Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
WR Kendrick Holland – Winter Park
DE Trent Harris – Winter Park
LB Nico Firios – Longwood Lyman
CB Nigel Patten – Miami Booker T.Washington
CB Stepheny Durham – Jacksonville Atlantic Coast

See all of them here.

Also, from Northeast Region Wide Receiver Report for April – Class of 2014 UK Offer…
TROY APKE (PA) – Mt. Lebanon H.S. – 6’2", 190 LBS.

Apke caught 54 passes for 1,048 yard and 12 touchdowns during the 2012 season. He currently holds offers from: Bowling Green, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Minnesota, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Toledo. Even with all of those offers, I still think he is a little underrated on a regional level. Apke has speed to burn and when the ball is in his hands, it’s a serious problem for defenders. Apke can make cuts and change directions all in one motion, making him hard bring down in an open-field situation. Apke is an all-around weapon on the football field and is a legitimate threat running the ball as well. When you combine all of this with the fact that he also has great route-running ability, it’s not hard to predict that Apke’s profile should go higher in the next couple of months as more schools take a look at him on film and/or in person." Click on his name for a video highlight

Varsity Preps came out with their Top 15 Wide Receiver list for Indiana. Of those 15, UK has offered:
#1 Dominique Booth – Indianapolis Pike
#4 Austin Roberts – Carmel
#7 Lonnie Johnson – Gary Westside

To see the complete list of fifteen, go here.

Here’s the list of rumored attendees for the Blue/White Spring game where over 40,000 tickets have been issued.

Quarterbacks:
Drew Barker 4 star (KY)
D.J. Gillins 4 star (FL)
DeShone Kizer 4 star (OH)

Running Backs:
Mikel Horton 4 star (OH)
Cam Singletary N/R (FL)

Wide Receivers:
Thaddeus Snodgrass 4 star (OH)
Derek Kief 4 star (OH)
T.V. Williams 3 star (TX)
Nacarius Fant N/R (KY)
Alex Cason N/R (GA)

Tightends:
Darryl Long 3 star (OH)

Offensive Linemen:
Jarrett LaRubbio 3 star (OH)
Eric Shute 3 star (IL)
Kirk Barron 3 star (IN)
Brady Taylor N/R (OH)
Jon Bezney N/R (OH)
Tyler Jordan (2015)(FL)
George Brown (2015)(OH)-More info here.

Defensive Linemen:
Matt Elam 3 star (KY)
Tyler Jones N/R (AL)
Seth Hope N/R (KY)

Linebackers:
Tinashe Bere 3 star (OH)
Chris Frey 3 star (OH)
Dorian Hendix 3 star (commit)(OH)
Roquan Smith (2015)(GA)

Defensive Backs:
Nick Glass 4 star (GA) – Georgia Commit Darius West 4 star (OH)
Mike Edwards 3 star (OH)
Kobie Walker 3 star (MD)
Mike Stevens N/R (NC)

Athlete:
Tyrell Gilbert N/R (OH)
R.J. Taylor N/R (KY)

There may be more coming.

By now, everybody should be aware of our offer to Ty Barrett, a Texas OL who measures in at 6'5" and 309 lbs. That's a big, big boy! Read about him at KSR.

One last rumor: UK Commit Delvin Ware may be flipping to Florida. He hasn't confirmed that, so don't start the hand-wringing yet.

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