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Kentucky Football Recruiting: Update on UK’s top QB Prospects

Mark Stoops and his staff are hard at work trying to find a new QB for the future.

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As the football year 2017 closes, the Kentucky Wildcats are looking to add a QB to their recruiting class of 2018.

The two names that seem to have UK’s eye are James Foster and Terry Wilson. The feeling is mutual from the prospective signees.

Foster recently posted on Twitter that he has his final five schools in mind. In no particular order, he lists Kentucky, Missouri, LSU, Arizona, and Alabama. He actually had Florida State in his final five, but the dual-threat passer chose to eliminate them and add in Bama.

Foster plans to start making his visits soon and decide in February.

In the case of Wilson, the dual-threat QB is high on Kentucky. The Cats have been recruiting the JUCO signal caller for some time and paid him a visit at his bowl game.

Wilson had a huge day at the Champs Heart Of Texas Bowl, accounting for three touchdowns in a 48-41 loss. Wilson was also named the MVP of the game.

Another QB that UK has recently begun recruiting is Matthew Baldwin. The former Colorado State pledge is now trending toward Ohio State, who also recently offered him a scholarship, so it’s hard to see the Cats edging the Buckeyes here.

On the field, Kentucky now prepares for the Music City Bowl in Nashville December 29th against Northwestern, where Stephen Johnson will play in his final collegiate game

Hopefully, the Cats can sign one of the signal callers for the future before then. Of the three QBs that UK is in the running for, Wilson looks like the most likely to pick the Cats, though there’s still a ways to go before National Signing Day in February.

Wilson is expected to sign in December and be an early enrollee, but UK may want to add two quarterbacks by February.

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