Mark Stoops adopted the slogan "Change the Game" when he first came to UK, and he's done just that with a football program that had fallen on really hard times. He just picked up a big-time commitment from Charles Reeves Jr in the 2017 class, a guy who has offers from Michigan and Wisconsin among others.
Thanks to several other big commitments, Stoops and UK now hold the No. 8 recruiting class ranking for 2017 in addition to their No. 21 ranking for 2016, according to 24/7 Sports. When have you ever been able to say that about one, let alone a pair of recruiting classes at UK?
It's starting to show on the field as well. While UK's record could certainly be better, they've been in every single game they've played this season and are on pace to make a bowl game for the first time since 2010. The level and rate of progress Stoops and his staff have made in just three years at a program without much history or a lot of previous support for football really speaks to how hard they're working to make this a winning program.
Let's see if they can take another big step forward when they take on a Mississippi State team this weekend that's just outside the top 25.
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