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Kentucky Wildcats National Signing Day: How to Watch and Live Blog

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Everything you need for the early signing period.

Jason Marcum

UPDATE 3:10 pm

Preferred walk-on Manny Harper tells Justin Rowland he won’t sign until February. Harper, from Louisville (KY) Waggener Traditional, originally chose UK over offers from Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky and Murray State.

UPDATE 12:30 pm

Mark Stoops held his Signing Day press conference, but the handout given to media about UK’s 2018 signees did not include Xavier Peters. The four-star linebacker appears unlikely to sign during the early period. He is the lone UK commit to not sign early.

UPDATE 12 pm

Four-star safety Trey Dean has signed with Florida. UK was among his finalists.

UPDATE 11 am

Three-star JUCO linebacker Bryant Pirtle has signed with Utah. He was one of UK’s top remaining targets. His finalists were UK, Utah and Louisville.

UPDATE 9:30 am

Three-star tight end Brenden Bates has signed with UK, who now have 20 signees. The only committed recruit to not sign is four-star linebacker Xavier Peters, who is expected to wait until February to sign.

UPDATE: 8:45 am

UK has receiver a commitment and national letter of intent from three-star receiver Bryce Oliver. Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said fans will be “shocked” by what Oliver brings to the team.

UPDATE: 8:30 am

Terry Wilson has signed with UK. Despite continued pursuit by Florida and Nebraska, UK was able to hold on and sign Wilson, who will compete for the starting job in the spring. Here is his UK profile.

UPDATE: 8 am

UK has announced the following players have signed their national letters of intent:

The Kentucky Wildcats are set for what’s shaping up to be a great early signing period for the football program.

Today marks the beginning of the early signing period. Beginning at 7 am EST today and running through Friday at 11:59 pm, high school seniors can sign national letters of intent with college programs.

For mid-year juco signees, nothing changes. The signing period opens today and runs through Jan. 15. That’s why we’ll see both high school seniors and JUCO recruits signing with UK today.

To help make all of this even more special for the Big Blue Nation, UK is bringing back the football war room:

Fans looking to go behind the scenes as football team welcomes a new class on Wednesday are in luck. Signing Day coverage will begin bright and early at 7:30 a.m. ET on Dec. 20 and continue late into the morning. UK Athletics will produce its webcast live from the UK football war room, located in the recruiting room at Kroger Field.

Heading into Signing Day, UK is in position to finish with one of the highest-ranked classes ever since the inception of online recruiting services.

This class had been ranked in the top 25 range in most of the major recruiting services, and the hope is it will finish ever higher between now and the final signing period in February.

This will also serve as the Wednesday quickies.

Signing Day Reading Material:

Now, keep track here for all of today’s fun!