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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Jarren Williams Army All-American Edition

Kentucky QB commit Jarren Williams earns one of the highest honors a high school player can get.

Photo courtesy of Jaren Williams

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Congratulations to Jarren Williams and other high school athletes receiving invites to the Army All-American Bowl, one of the highest honors a high school player can earn.

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Kentucky QB commit Jarren Williams to play in Army All-American Bowl - SEC Country
Jarren Williams, Kentucky's 2018 quarterback commitment, will play in January's U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Meet Kentucky football star quarterback commit Jarren Williams - LCJ
There's a Kentucky Wildcats connection. The Black Knights' base offense is derived from the Tony Franklin system. Franklin was a Kentucky offensive assistant and coordinator when Wildcats Tim Couch, Dusty Bonner and Jared Lorenzen were among the most prolific quarterbacks in the country.

UK football: Freshman getting in line to join the blitz brothers | Lexington Herald Leader
Juniors Josh Allen and Denzil Ware joke that freshman outside linebacker Josh Paschal has to pick up a few sacks before he can join their club.

CatsIllustrated.com - Lamar Thomas: 'Schedule sets up well' for young receivers to grow
A look at Kentucky’s week two depth chart again reveals a widespread youth movement, 11 redshirt or true freshman are listed as second string or higher. None more so than in the wide receiving corp.

UK football: Matt House transcript on Sept. 6, 2017 preparing for Eastern Kentucky | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky defensive coordinator Matt House is waiting to see more consistency from the Cats’ secondary as they prepare to face an aggressive EKU offense and quarterback.

CatsPause - Cats making the cut for top 2018 targets
Kentucky is making the cut with many of the top prospects in the 2018 class. While Calipari isn't the leader for all of them, he's still in good shape.

If Kentucky's offense seemed a little off, it's because it was | Lexington Herald Leader
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran on offense’s struggles: “It was a little bit of a discombobulation in there. When we got it fixed, we looked like us. When we weren’t right, we didn’t look like us. It was not good.”

Bear Bryant's great-grandson, a top 2019 QB, will visit Kentucky | Kentucky Sports Radio
Back in April, Mark Stoops offered top 2019 quarterback Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of legendary Alabama and Kentucky coach Bear Bryant. Now he's set to visit UK.

Quality wins: How Kentucky basketball stacks up against UCLA - SEC Country
Kentucky and UCLA will face each other in December for the third time in the past two seasons. How do the Cats stack up against the Bruins?

Four Wildcats Named to USA Swimming National Team for 2017-18 - UK
Kentucky swimmers Bridgette Alexander and Asia Seidt, along with head coach Lars Jorgensen and assistant coach Allison Reed, have earned appointments to the 2017-18 United States National Team.

Calipari planning to visit class of 2018 star next week | Lexington Herald Leader
Simi Shittu, one of the top 10 basketball recruits in the 2018 class, is expected to visit UK this fall. John Calipari is planning to see him soon.

RJ Barrett: “(Calipari) said I gave him 40 and now he wants me on his team to do the same thing.” | Kentucky Sports Radio
Last night, Adam Zagoria released his interview with the No. 1 player in the class of 2018, RJ Barrett, on his trip to Lexington this past weekend.

Kentucky football podcast: Eastern Kentucky preview | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky football takes on Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Kroger Field. It’s their first meeting since UK’s overtime win over EKU in 2015.

Shannon Sharpe Rips 'Unacceptable' Colin Kaepernick Skit by Jason Whitlock | Bleacher Report
I don't care what side of the issue you're on; Whitlock's obsession with this issue was taken to a disgusting low and he needs to be disciplined by FOX for it.

Yankees thought Red Sox pitcher’s mouthguard was secret audio device - SBNation.com
That is ... a thing that happened, yes.

Odell Beckham Jr. misses practice, may still play Week 1 - ESPN
Odell Beckham Jr. didn't practice Wednesday, but as for playing Sunday night when the New York Giants open the season against the Dallas Cowboys, he said he "wouldn't count it out."

Bennett: Las Vegas incident a 'traumatic experience' - NFL.com
Calling it a "traumatic experience," Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says the incident he was involved in with Las Vegas police strengthened his resolve to fight for the oppressed.

USA vs. Honduras: 7 takeaways from their 1-1 draw in World Cup qualifying - SBNation.com
The Americans got the result they needed, but it sure didn’t feel good.

NCAA coaches loudly speaking out on potential transfer rule - Scout
Allowing college basketball players that option to transfer without penalty would be detrimental to the game, but the NCAA is considering it.

Boomer Esiason’s radio co-host arrested by FBI in $5.6 million fraud probe – ProFootballTalk
Craig Carton, who co-hosts a WFAN sports radio show with former NFL Most Valuable Player Boomer Esiason, has been arrested and accused of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars with a phony ticket resale business. Federal authorities say Carton defrauded people out of $5 million.

Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas faces an uncertain return from a potentially career-ending hip injury - ESPN
The newest Cavs guard says he'll return as the same player he was, but history doesn't bode well as he battles a potentially career-threatening hip injury.