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Kentucky football recruiting: 25 man 2016 class and how each service rates them

Recapping all 25 futures Cats who will be running out onto Commonwealth Stadium's field soon enough.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats have wrapped up arguably their best class of the Mark Stoops era.

As National Signing Day inched closer and closer this year, many wondered if UK would be able to hang on to their class and avoid the amount of defections and poaching from other programs that the Cats suffered through last year.

It was not to be. This class stood strong and bought into Stoops' vision of Kentucky football and ultimately signed on the dotted line. It's a class that finished in the top 40 of every major service and as high as No. 29.

Here is a look at all 25 signees, their star rating and a link to their profile with highlights.

NAME

POSITION

ESPN Rating

247 Rating

Rivals Rating

Scout Rating

Profile & Highlights

Landon Young

OL

4 stars

5 stars

5 stars

4 stars

Link

Drake Jackson*

OL

4 stars

4 stars

4 stars

4 stars

Link

Tate Leavitt*

OL

4 stars

3 stars

4 stars

3 stars

Link

Kash Daniel*

LB

3 stars

4 stars

4 stars

3 stars

Link

Jordan Griffin

CB

4 stars

3 stars

4 stars

3 stars

Link

Gunnar Hoak*

QB

4 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Grant McKinniss

P

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

4 stars

Link

Jaylin Bannerman

DE/LB

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Jordan Bonner

DE/LB

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Davonte Robinson

CB

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Tobias Gilliam

CB

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Dakota Holtzclaw*

WR

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Zy'Aire Hughes

ATH

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Kordell Looney

DT

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Stephen Johnson*

QB

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

3 stars

Link

Naquez Pringle*

DT

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

2 stars

Link

Justin Rigg

TE

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

Link

Luke Fortner

OL

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

Link

Asim Rose

RB

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

Link

Benny Snell

RB

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

Kayaune Ross

WR

N/A

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

Link

T.J. Carter

DE

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

N/A

Link

Ja'Quize Cross

DT

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

3 stars

Link

Roland Walder

LB

3 stars

3 stars

3 stars

2 stars

Link

Jamar Watson

LB

2 stars

3 stars

2 stars

2 stars

Link