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Extension reportedly on the way for Vince Marrow

Kentucky’s recruiting coordinator may be putting pen to paper on a contract extension in the near future.

Beloved assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow is reportedly staying in the Bluegrass for the foreseeable future.

Bill Greene of 247 Sports is reporting Kentucky will be keeping their “super recruiter” on a three-year contract.

Greene’s report also states there was interest from Colorado who is looking to fill their coaching staff under new head coach Mel Tucker. Tucker was the defensive coordinator at Georgia the last three seasons; thus, Marrow and Greene probably crossed paths at some point. However, it does not appear Marrow will be heading to Boulder.

It is unknown who the other two teams to offer Marrow were.

Regardless, this is excellent news for Kentucky who has seen improved recruiting classes in each year since 2012 when Marrow came to Kentucky.

Most notably Marrow is responsible for the 2015 recruiting class which gifted Kentucky players such as C.J. Conrad, Jordan Jones, Logan Stenberg, Chris Westry, Derrick Baity, and of course Josh Allen, all of whom are among the ringleaders of turning this program around.

Marrow also serves as Kentucky’s tight end coach where he’s coached Conrad into one of the top tight ends in the nation.

Keeping Marrow in Lexington was critical to Kentucky’s future, and it appears the Wildcats are set to do just that.