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2016 Football Recruiting

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Kash Daniel Wins Paul Hornung Award

Paintsville linebacker/quarterback and UK commit Kash Daniel appears to be the winner of the annual Paul Hornung Award, presented to Kentucky’s top high school football player by the Louisville Quarterback Club.

Quickies: Beat Florida Edition

We know what today is all about.

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Kentucky Listed As Team That Must Win For Recruiting

SB Nation's National Recruiting Director Bud Elliot lists UK as one of six college football teams that needs to take a step forward this season to continue recruiting momentum.

4-Star QB Gunnar Hoak enrolling at UK in spring

The Kentucky Wildcats will have a deep and talented crop of quarterbacks on campus come next spring.

Jamar "Boogie" Watson commits to Kentucky

The Kentucky Wildcats have scored yet another football commitment.

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Brandon Walton has UK on his list

Brandon Walton, a Rivals 3-star offensive tackle with interest from a whole host of schools including Cincinnati, Iowa St, South Florida, Central Florida and Vanderbilt, now has UK on his list. As far as I can tell, that wasn’t the case before the tweet that Patrick Loney just passed along.

Momentum and the Importance of Winning

As the Kentucky Wildcats continue to pull in increasingly impressive recruits, winning becomes that much more important.

Grant McKinniss now a 4-star prospect

The Kentucky Wildcats 2016 football class is looking better and better every day.

Will Jedrick Wills be first Rivals 5* for Stoops?

Wills was just bumped up by Rivals as the best OL for the 2017 class and they made him a 5* recruit. Will he commit to Kentucky?

Evaluating Commits Without Star Ratings

A different kind of way to evaluate Kentucky's football commits.

JaQuize Cross commits to Kentucky Wildcats

JaQuize Cross became the third defensive lineman to join Kentucky football's 2016 class.

Kentucky Recruiting: Gunnar Hoak now 4-Star QB

The Kentucky Wildcats already have an impressive 2016 class, and it looks even better now that the lone QB in it has a four-star rating.

Kash has 'good idea' of who he'll commit to

The four-star prospect out of Paintsville is canceling his remaining visits after a weekend trip to South Carolina.

Kash Daniel announcement date moved to July

One of the top linebackers in the Class of 2016 is moving up his decision date.

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2016 Recruits helping put Kentucky Football back on Map

UK commits in new Rivals 250; Now has top-10 class

The Kentucky Wildcats' 2016 recruiting class is already off to a tremendous start, and it looks even better now that Rivals has updated their rankings.

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Kentucky Wildcats at Nike Football's The Opening Regional

Three Kentucky Wildcats commits took part in Nike Football's The Opening Regional in Columbus this past weekend. Here are the matchups: OL Landon Young vs DL Jonathon Cooper OL Michael Onwenu vs DL Kordell Looney OL Drake Jackson vs DL Brandon Adams.

Drake Jackson Talks Recruiting With SB Nation

SB Nation’s National Recruiting Analyst and Editor Bud Elliot attended Nike's The Opening event in Columbus, OH over the weekend and scored an excellent interview with UK four star commit Drake Jackson.

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2016 UK Cornerback Commit Tobias Gilliam Puts Up Big Combine Numbers

Tobias Gilliam, a 3-star UK defensive back commitment from Fort Wayne, Ohio, put up some big numbers today at The Opening Nike Combine. Very impressive, young man. Look at that 40 and the vertical. That’s what we need.

How many UK football players are on scholarship?

When signing day approaches, the number who can be signed is limited by the NCAA 85 total limit rule. If Kentucky's Spring roster is full, how many, then, can they sign next February?

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Video Analysis of UK's Latest Commitment

Gunnar Hoak under the microscope shows real talent. The Wildcats got a good one.

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UK Gets A Quarterback Commitment: Gunnar Hoak

After striking out with Austin Kendall, the University of Kentucky picked up a commitment this weekend from Gunnar Hoak. Hoak is rated as a three star quarterback by 247 Sports, and the 51st best prospect in the state of Ohio. The 6'3'' Hoak makes for the 10th Ohio commitment for UK in the 2016 Class. More analysis is forthcoming.

Football Recruiting Big Board

How do you do a big board when your team has offered so many players, 227 in Kentucky’s case? One thing I learned from last year is you can’t. You let 247 Sports or Scout do it for you.

Elite Quarterback Trending Towards Kentucky

Sounds like Kentucky has a real shot at landing at a highly rated recruit this cycle at a position of need.

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Yahtzee! Luke Fortner Commits To Kentucky

UK lands another recruit today with Luke Fortner's commitment. Fortner is listed as a 6'5'' 280 pound offensive tackle by 247. He is also rated a three star by their composite grade. UK is now up to 14 commitments for the 2016 Class, and 8 of them are from Ohio. Vince Marrow is earning that raise so far. I'd expect at least one more offensive linemen, almost certainly a tackle, this cycle.

Jaylin Bannerman & Dakota Holtzclaw commit to UK

UK's class is now roughly halfway full, and it happened prior to the month of March.

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Yahtzee! Justin Rigg Commits To The Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky has yet another 2016 yahtzee, this time from Justin Rigg, a 6‘6” 240 pound tight end. Rigg is a 3-star for most of the recruiting services and was recruited by the likes of West Virginia, Purdue, Pittsburgh, and many others. Shannon Dawson was his primary recruiter, and it looks like this is one he dragged over from his days as the Mountaineer offensive coordinator. For those of you with subscriptions, you can read the Q&A with Rigg that Justin Rowland of Rivals did with him today. Here’s how he’s ranked: 3-star 2-star Unranked 3-star His Hudl video can be found here.

Kentucky Football recruiting information

Kentucky received two commitments on the same day and offered three recruits from the same school in Georgia on the same day.

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Double Yahtzee: A.J. Rose Picks Kentucky

I guess we can call this a "double Yahtzee" as Kentucky got their second commitment yesterday and #10 for the year when Asim "A.J." Rose, a 6‘2" 185 pound running back from Garfield Heights, Ohio, picked the Wildcats. Rose is unranked by Rivals but is a 3-star over at 247 Sports, who generally does a better job than Rivals at ranking football players. He is considered the 22nd best running back in Ohio. Earlier yesterday, Kentucky landed Benny Snell, a prime target for the Wildcats out of Westerfield, Ohio. Rose has also played quarterback for his school, but considers himself a running back first and always. Rose had offers only from mid-majors Bowling Green and Toledo up until now. He styles himself a "downhill runner."

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Yahtzee! Benny Snell is a Wildcat

The Wildcats just got the commitment of Benny Snell from Westerville, Ohio, courtesy of Vince Marrow as usual. Snell is 6‘0” tall and a solid 210 lbs. He had offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa, Bowling Green, and more. Snell is ranked the #24 running back in the state of Ohio and is, as you might expect, a power runner. We can expect Kentucky to be looking for more running backs in the 2016 class, having signed only one in 2015. Per Steve Jones, the Snell commitment lifts Kentucky to a #7 national ranking for 2016 recruiting. That won’t last, most likely, but it’s nice to be there now.

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Yahtzee! Cats Strike Again In Ohio

Kentucky pulls another one down from Ohio. ($) I think this is Kentucky’s 8th verbal commitment from 2016. He is a 6‘2" 182# cornerback. That’s excellent size for a college cornerback, and of course, Vince Marrow was the guy on the case. Gilliam had offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Indiana, and Bowling Green. Michigan had also shown interest. ESPN profile 247 profile Hudl highlights Scout profile

Football Potpourri [February 9th Update]

Vince Marrow's recruiting misstep, new coach Andy Buh, 2016 Yahtzee Kayuane Ross, and many more.