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How Will Mark Stoops’ latest class finish? Keep track of all the fun here.

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National Signing Day has arrived for the Kentucky Wildcats and the rest of college football.

Thanks to a strong showing in the early signing period, the Cats enter the final period with players already signed. They also have commitments from three-star wide receiver LiAllen Dailey and three-star offensive tackle Nick Lewis. both players committed to Kentucky after the early period and are expected to sign today.

Kentucky is also strongly in the running for three-star running back Kavosiey Smoke and four-star linebacker Christopher Oats. Both players would be major additions to Kentucky’s offense and defense respectively.

Will there be any signing day surprises? Will Kentucky sign a full 25-man class?

We’ll be updating all of the latest happenings in today’s live blog, along with some morning headlines to get you set for all of today’s action.


UPDATE 11:15 am: UK announced that the 2018 class was complete with 24 signings. There will be no Signing Day surprise, but this was still a great finish to the class with Oats, Smoke, Lewis and Allen all signing today. Currently, Kentucky’s 24-man class ranks 34th nationally in the 247 Sports Composite rankings.


UPDATE 10:50 am: Former UK commit Xavier Peters has officially signed with Florida State. However, there are still some concerns as to if he’ll be academically eligible this fall.


UPDATE 10:20 am: UK baseball signee Trevon Flowers signs with Tennessee to play football. UK was unwilling to offer him a football scholarship.


UPDATE 10:05 am: LiAllen Dailey signs with UK. He also revealed that he will go by Allen Dailey from now on.


UPDATE: 9:50 am: Kavosiey Smoke signs with UK. He’ll provide depth at a position that was dangerously thin at times with just four scholarship backs last year, and it got down to three once Bryant Koback transferred.


UPDATE 9:45 am: Nick Lewis signs with UK. He flipped from Washington State back in January.


UPDATE: 9:30 am: Chris Oats signs with UK, giving them their biggest defensive commitment in the Class of 2018 and a major impact player at linebackers.


Signing Day Headlines

Who else will UK add to its 2018 football recruiting class? | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky goes into national signing day Wednesday with 20 signees and two more commitments. Chris Oats and Kavosiey Smoke are still on the radar.

National Signing Day 2018: Date, rankings, the best unsigned recruits - SBNation.com
Most classes are close to set, but there’s drama coming, including with Patrick Surtain Jr., who is the highest-rated cornerback recruit in the history of recruiting rankings.

Family feel to recruiting players comes easy for long-time Stoops friend Vince Marrow | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow have known each other since long before they were both standout football players at Cardinal Mooney High School.

Alabama recruiting: 7-year No. 1 streak likely ends in 2018 - SBNation.com
Bama’s worst class is still probably better than your best class.

Kentucky Football | What to watch before national signing day - LCJ
What's left for the UK football 2018 class in the final days before the traditional signing period?

Predicting top 11 uncommitted 2018 college football recruit signings - SBNation.com
After the Early Signing Period, where will the remaining top recruits go?

A look at UK’s first five recruiting classes under Stoops | Lexington Herald Leader
A player-by-player look at every recruit that Mark Stoops signed to play football at Kentucky from his first class in 2013 to the 2017 class.

2018 National Signing Day: College football recruiting schedule, crystal ball predictions - CBSSports.com
Here's everything you need to know from the top prospects ahead of National Signing Day 2018

College football recruiting: Ranking 50 states by blue-chip percentage - SBNation.com
Florida reclaims the throne from Texas, and here comes Georgia.

National Signing Day 2018: The recruiting class's best names | SI.com
From Atrilleon Williams to Zadock Dinkelmann, we're celebrating the class of 2018's greatest names, whether they ultimately become household ones or not to college football fans.

Kentucky Football Class of 2018 Signees

NAME Position LOCATION HT WT 247 Composite Star Rating
NAME Position LOCATION HT WT 247 Composite Star Rating
Marquan McCall OL Oak Park, MI 6'3" 323 4 stars
Darian Kinnard OL Cleveland, OH 6'6" 315 4 stars
Christopher Oats LB Winton Woods, OH 6'4" 215 4 stars
Kavosiey Smoke RB Wetumpka, AL 6'0" 205 3 stars
Nick Lewis OL Jacksonville, FL 6'9" 348 3 stars
LiAllen Dailey WR Pinson, AL 6'3" 196 3 stars
Brenden Bates TE Cincinnati, OH 6'5" 220 3 stars
Keaton Upshaw TE Lima, OH 6'7" 230 3 stars
Jerquavion Mahone DT Manchester, GA 6'3" 299 3 stars
Kenneth Horsey OL Sanford, FL 6'4" 315 3 stars
Terry Wilson QB Garden City, KS 6'3" 200 3 stars
Ashtan Pierre ATH Deerfield Beach, FL 6'2" 193 3 stars
Jamari Brown DB Pompano Beach, FL 6'2" 185 3 stars
Stanley Garner DB Fort Lauderdale, FL 6'3" 180 3 stars
Bryce Oliver WR Fort Lauderdale, FL 6'3" 205 3 stars
Chris Rodriguez RB McDonough, GA 6'0" 200 3 stars
Akeem Hayes ATH Hollywood, FL 5'9" 160 3 stars
DeAndre Square LB Detroit, MI 6'1" 196 3 stars
Domonique Williams DB Highland, KS 5'11" 185 3 stars
Chance Poore K Anderson, SC 6'3" 198 3 stars
Quintin Wilson OL Cincinnati, OH 6'3" 290 3 stars
Davoan Hawkins DE Hollywood, FL 6'4" 252 3 stars
Marvin Alexander WR Hollywood, FL 6'2" 175 3 stars
Max Duffy K/P Kensington 6'1" 176 No stars