Kentucky's 2013 Football Roster - Not a Depth Chart Edition

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As you may or may not know, the NCAA says your enrolled roster cannot be more than 85 players on scholarship. Additionally, the SEC says you can’t sign more than 25 per class. That doesn’t mean you can’t sign more the 25 because of back-counting. Attrition can cause an increase in the number of recruits you can sign in the next school year. Enrollment dates are important.

UK has released its 2-deep depth chart going into SEC Media Days. You can get it at the the UK Athletics site and several other sites.

I have looked at the Kentucky post-Spring practice roster, updated it, and rearranged it by recruiting class in order to get the scholarship players. Then, I went back to each class and found each player's stars and Rivals rating. I also included how many letters, if any, each player has earned. The purpose was to give everyone an idea of our talent level, ignoring that some of our players may have developed into better players since they arrived on campus. Others may have stayed the same and others may have regressed. Stuff happens.

The players shown in bold are scholarship players. I used letters earned to show experience level rather than using what class a player is in for experience. Walk-ons and Transfers are not included in any rating for a position. If anyone knows if Cody Jones, Jared Leet or John Gruenschlager are on scholarships, please let me know in the comments. Here's what the roster looks like by position. You'll note that the Thomas brothers are no longer listed on the team. Of course, we'll have a better picture when the August enrollment numbers are in.

We also have the issue of the Davis twins who are transferring in from Pitt. Both were Rivals (5.7) 3 stars.They've filed an appeal to the NCAA in the hopes of not having to sit out a year since both were red-shirts last year. I wonder if they know what "fat chance" means? The amazing thing is that they are walk-ons. Of course, Kentucky didn't recruit them. You can read about them at KSR. Judging from the photo, we want these two on the field as soon as possible. They pass the "look" test and both have 4.4 speed.

I have also added the 2013 signed commitments. Some will see action, especially the JUCOs.

Offense:

Wide Receiver:

3.0 Average Stars, 5.6 average rating

This position is, by far, Kentucky's weakest link, offensively, due to a lack of numbers. Only five scholarship players are returning. The new class brings in three more.

Demarco Robinson -Junior - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Daryl Collins - RS Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 1 letter

A.J. Legree - Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 Star - 1 letter

Rashaad Cunningham - RS Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star - 1 letter

Javis Blue - incoming JUCO JR - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star

Austin Sheehan - RS Freshman - 2012 Walk on

A.J. Johnson - RS Freshman - 2012 Walk on

William Tanner - RS Junior - 2010 Walk on

Jeff Badet - incoming Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star

Alex Montgomery - incoming Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.7) 3 star

Ryan Timmons - incoming Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.7) 3 star

Muhammad Saifullah - Transfer - sitting out the required year

Tight End:

2.17 Average Stars, 5.38 average rating

Pretty strong at this position, although the talent level might be in question. Plenty of experience

Tyler Robinson - Senior - 2010 Recruiting Class (5.4) 2 star - 3 letters

Jordan Aumiller - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Recruiting Class (5.4) 2 star - 3 letters

Anthony Kendrick - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Ronnie Shields - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class (5.4) 2 star - 2 letters

Patrick Ligon - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Recruiting Class (5.1) 2 star - 1 letter

Steve Borden - Incoming JUCO Junior - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.4) 2 star

Seth Bowden - 2012 Walk-on

John Ballis - 2012 Walk-on

Offensive Tackle:

2.50 Average Stars, 5.48 average player rating

Kevin Mitchell - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Recruiting Class (5.4) 2 star - 3 letters

Darrian Miller - Junior - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Jordan Swindle - True Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star - 1 letter

John Gruenschlager - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Walk-on - 1 letter

John Toth - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.4) 2 star

Tyler Davenport - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Walk-on

Offensive Guard:

2.8 Average Stars, 5.55 average player rating

Zach West - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.7) 3 star - 1 Letter

Teven Eatmon-Nared - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class (5.4) 2 star - 1 letter

Jordan Watson - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star

Shaquille Love - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star

Bill Davis - Sophomore - 2012 Walk-on

Center:

3.0 Average Stars, 5.6 average player rating

Zack Meyers - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star

Max Godby - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Walk-on

Incoming Offensive Linemen:

3.0 Average Stars, 5.58 average player rating

Kyle Meadows - Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.7) 3 star

Nick Haynes - Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star

Justin Day - Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star

Ramsey Meyers - Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star

Running Back:

2.80 Average Stars, 5.50 average player rating

Loaded - George was rated as a 2 star because of an HS injury

Raymond Sanders - Senior - 2010 Recruiting Class (5.7) 3 star - 3 letters

Jonathon George - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Recruiting Class (4.9) 2 star

Josh Clemons - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - Out for the season: Injured

Dyshawn Mobley -Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star

JoJo Kemp - Incoming Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.7) 3 star

Jerry McCray - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Walk-on

John Glidden - Sophomore - 2012 Transfer

FullBack:

2.0 Average Stars, 5.2 average player rating

Darrell "D.J." Warren - Junior - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.2) 2 star - 2 letters

Cody Jones - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Walk-on - 1 letter

Quarterback:

3.25 Average Stars, 5.58 average player rating

Loaded - Three lettermen and an under-rated enrolled freshman doesn't hurt one bit. This may cause a logjam in 2014

Patrick Towles -Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.8) 4 star - 1 letter

Maxwell Smith - Redshirt Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star - 1 letter

Jalen Whitlow - Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star - 1 letter

Reece Phillips - Enrolled Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star

Jeff Witthuhn - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2012 Walk-on

Defense:

Cornerback:

2.50 Average Stars, 5.50 average player rating

This is our weakest link on defense. Expect to see some reassignments from the Safety spot.

Cody Quinn -Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 1 letter

Eric Simmons - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class (5.4) 2 star - 1 letter

J.D. Harmon - Sophomore - 2012 Walk-on - Not Ranked and Not Rated by Rivals -1 letter - Phillips put Harmon on scholarship during the season for his good play.

R.J. Williams - Junior - JUCO - 2012 Transfer in

Rodney Cox - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Walk-on

Jerry Williams - Sophomore - 2012 Walk-on

Cody Lewis - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Walk-on

Safety:

3.13 Average Stars, 5.60 average player rating

This is a deep position with some experience. Some may switch to the corners.

Dakota Tyler - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star - 2 letters

Eric Dixon - Junior - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Ashely Lowery - Junior - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Glenn Faulkner - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class (5.8) 4 star - 1 letter

Daron Blaylock - Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star - 1 letter

Zack Blaylock - Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.7) 3 star - 1 letter

Fred Tiller - Also a CB - Sophomore -2012 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 1 letter

Josh Harris - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Recruiting Class (5.5) 3 star

Erico Smith - Sophomore - JUCO - 2012 Walk-on

Cantrell McKinley - Sophomore - JUCO - 2013 Walk-on

Incoming DBs:

3.25 Average Stars, 5.68 average player rating

Marcus McWilson Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class - (5.8) 4 star

Jaleel Hytche - Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.7) 3 star

Blake McClain - Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star

Nate Willis - JUCO - 2013 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star

Linebackers:

2.33 Average Stars, 4.32 average player rating

Don't let the low star and player rating fool you. TraVaughn Paschal was NR coming out of prep school, but he's already earned a letter. Every other player is a 3 star.

Avery Williamson - Senior - 2010 Recruiting Class (5.6) 3 star - 3 letters

Malcolm McDuffen - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class - (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Miles Simpson - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class - (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Tyler Brause - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class - (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Kory Brown - JUCO Junior - 2012 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star - 1 letter

Josh Forrest - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class - (5.6) 3 star - 1 letter

Khalid Henderson - Sophomore - 2012 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star - 1 letter

TraVaughn Paschal - Junior - 2011 Recruiting Class - Not Rated - 1 letter

Defensive Ends:

3.11 Average Stars, 5.60 average player rating

Tristian Johnson - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star - 3 letters

Alvin Davis - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star - 2 letters

Christian Coleman - Junior - 2011 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star - 2 letters

Alvin Dupree - Junior - 2011 Recruiting Class - (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Farrington Huguenin - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Recruiting Class - (5.4) 2 star - 1 letters

Langston Newton - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Recruiting Class - (5.6) 3 star

Za'Darius Smith - Enrolled JUCO Junior - 2013 Recruiting Class - (5.8) 4 star

Jason Hatcher - Incoming Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class - (5.8) 4 star

Alvonte Bell - Incoming Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class - (5.7) 3 star

Defensive Tackles:

2.44 Average Stars, 4.90 average player rating

Donte Rumph - Senior - 2010 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star - 3 letters

Mike Douglas - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class - (5.6) 3 star - 2 letters

Mister Cobble - Red Shirt Senior - 2009 Recruiting Class - (5.4) 2 star - 2 letters

Jabari Johnson - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star - 1 letters

Thomas Chapman - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Recruiting Class - (5.7) 3 star

Patrick Graffree - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star

Jacob Hyde - Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class - (5.6) 3 star

Regie Meant - Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class - (5.3) 2 star

Melvin Lewis - Incoming JUCO Sophomore - 2013 Recruiting Class - NR

Zane Willams - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Walk-on

Special Teams:

2.67 Average Stars, 5.40 average player rating

Jared Leet - Holder - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Walk-on - 1 letter

Joe Mansour - K/P - Senior - - 2010 Recruiting Class - (5.4) 3 star

Max Strong - K - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Walk-on

Tanner Blain - K - Red Shirt Freshman - 2012 Walk-on

Austin MacGinnis - K - Incoming Freshman - 2013 Recruiting Class - (5.5) 3 star

Matthew Adolph - LS - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Walk-on

Kelly Mason - LS - Red Shirt Sophomore - 2011 Walk-on - 1 letter

Kyle Budd- LS - Red Shirt Junior - 2010 Walk-on

Landon Foster - P - Sophomore - (5.3) 2 star - 1 letter

There you have it. I will update this once the Cats are enrolled and on campus.

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