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Kentucky Football: National Signing Day Live Blog and Headlines

The Kentucky Wildcats expect to sign most of their class today.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue


So...Jarren Williams, anyone?


Wouldn’t ya know it, Quadre Mosely wound up picking Kentucky over Oregon. This is big get for a secondary that’s losing it’s top five players to graduation.


Here is a recap of everything Mark Stoops had to say about Kentucky’s early signing period.


Jared Casey and Moses Douglass are among the signees expected to be early enrollees and compete in spring football.


As Mark Stoops gets set to hold his signing day presser at noon, UK has signed 20 of its 22 commitments. Elijah James and JaVonte Richardson are still expected to sign later today. In addition, three-star JUCO defensive back Quandre Mosely is someone UK is still in the running for, but a flood of crystal ball picks for Oregon are coming in.


Three-star offensive lineman Zach Williamson has signed with Louisville and is expected to enroll early. Williamson visited Lexington recently as UK was interested in flipping him, but he’ll now face the Wildcats in his college career.


In an appearance on KSR, Vince Marrow hinted at more good news coming soon.

“Just tell the BBN to stay tuned. We’ve got some very interesting things happening very soon.”


Three-star linebacker Shawnkel Knight-Goff has signed with Kentucky. That means only two commitments remain unsigned in Elijah James and JaVonte Richardson. As for Knight-Goff, he’s part of what Vince Marrow called “probably the best linebacker corp we’ve signed since we’ve been here.”


Four-star running back Travis Tisdale, three-star cornerback Jalen Geiger and three-star JUCO cornerback Brandin Echols have signed with Kentucky. Echols is someone to watch for in 2019 with the secondary losing so many players to graduation.

On Tisdale, UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow compared him to former Wildcat Boom Williams.

“He reminds me a lot of Boom Williams, he’s going to be electric. I know Eddie Gran is extremely excited about him.”


Four-star linebacker Jared Casey, four-star safety Moses Douglass and four-star defensive end JJ Weaver have signed with Kentucky. That means the Wildcats have signed their top three recruits in this class.


HUGE news as three-star defensive tackle Cavon Butler has signed with Kentucky. He was strongly mulling a flip to Michigan State, and Ohio State was also in heavy pursuit.


Kentucky has a new pledge, as three-star defensive back Taj Dodson has committed to Kentucky and signed with them today.


Three-star linebacker Tra Wilkins, three-star linebacker KD McDaniel and three-star JUCO linebacker Marquez Bembry have signed with Kentucky. Bembry is expected to compete for significant playing time as Kentucky loses Jordan Jones and Josh Allen at linebacker.


Three-star quarterback Amani Gilmore has signed with Kentucky. He’s also teammates with four-star athlete Davontae Lee, who visited Kentucky recently but won’t sign with a school until February.


Three-star offensive guard Eli Cox and three-star wide receiver Damontae Crumes have signed. Crumes is one of the top players from the Bluegrass and a former Louisville commitment.


Three-star offensive tackle Jake Pope and three-star defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson have signed their LOIs. Gibson was someone Kentucky worked really hard to land over schools like Wisconsin, Purdue, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State and West Virginia.


Three-star JUCO cornerback Kelvin Clemmons has committed to Minnesota, Kentucky was the perceived favorite going into his decision.


Kentucky has received national letters of intent from three-star tight end Nik Ognenovic, three-star quarterback Nik Scalzo, three-star wide receiver Demarcus Harris and three-star linebacker KD McDaniel.

National Signing Day is today, and things seem to be looking good for the Kentucky Wildcats.

They hope to wrap up most of their class today, as has become the norm for programs around the country with the introduction of the early signing period in December.

Kentucky has the 32nd ranked class in the nation, according to 247 Sports, ranking 12th in the conference. Nationally, according to 247, this class ranks four spots higher than last year but one spot lower in the SEC.

As of now, it doesn’t appear that Kentucky is in for any Signing Day surprises, but stay tuned in this live blog as we bring you the news of the day as it comes in.

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Let the Signing Day ceremonies begin!



Football could be in for stress-free Signing Day - Herald Leader

Kentucky plans to line up another solid class today.

Running back commit Travis Tisdale looks to Benny Snell for inspiration - Courier Journal

Tisdale is an exciting running back for the future of the program.

UK QB Commit to be featured in Netflix original - Kentucky Sports Radio

Nik Scalzo will be featured on the show QB1 next year.

Mark Stoops finishes sixth in AP Coach of the Year voting - Cats Pause

Stoops finished behind Brian Kelly, Nick Saban, Josh Heupel, Mike Leach, and Dino Babers

Bowl prep all about balance - Cats Pause

Having two years of bowl experience is helping Stoops prepare for the Citrus Bowl.

Tuesday practice notes - Kentucky Sports Radio

Chris Oats and Deandre Square are filling in for Jordan Jones.

CBS Bracketology has Kentucky as 11-seed - CBS Sports

That’s a bold strategy.

Dontaie Allen ascending up the Kentucky High School records books - Herald Leader

Allen is steadily climbing the all-time scoring and three-pointer rankings

Zion Harmon’s eligibility case heads to federal court in January - Courier Journal

Harmon and his family continue to fight for eligibility to play this season at Marshall County.

National Signing Day Guide - CBS Sports

A look at what you need to know for National Signing Day around the country.

Is playoff expansion on the horizon? - Yahoo

Some of the conference commissioners are now on board it seems

DeMarcus Cousins nearing return - Bleacher Report

It will be interesting to see how Boogie is used in the Warriors lineup.

NFL Pro Bowl rosters announced - Yahoo

Few surprises here.

Kevin Ollie cites Jim Calhoun, racial discrimination in lawsuit against UCONN - ESPN

Not a good look for UCONN.