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Wildcat Quickies: Mark Stoops Edition

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On Thursday, Kentucky football got a rare commitment from a five-star prospect.

Though it's in the Class of 2018, getting a player the caliber of Jermaine Eskridge to commit to Kentucky shows just how far the program has come in just three years under Mark Stoops. He continues to not only pull UK out of one of the program's darker periods, but take them to new heights in the process.

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