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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: 2021 Football Class Looking Great Edition

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Kentucky’s 2021 football recruiting class is shaping up to be one of its best ever, especially on the offensive line.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

Kentucky’s 2021 football recruiting class is off to a rousing start that got even better over the weekend with the commitment of Lexington Fredrick Douglass star lineman Jager Burton, a 4-star offensive lineman that had been recruited by … almost everybody east of the Mississippi including Alabama and Clemson.

His high school teammate, 4-star WR Dekel Crowdus and the highest-ranked player in 2021 so far, committed back in May. Kentucky now has a 2021 class that includes 16 total commitments including two 4-stars (Rivals), 12 3-stars, 1 2-star and a JUCO transfer. What I like is the constant attention the Wildcats are giving to the lines, and so far this season, particularly the offensive line with 3 commitments all over 6’4” and 270 lbs. These guys are coming in with good size, and their frames suggests they can take on a whole lot more during development.

The lines are the main area Kentucky has had consistency problems recruiting prior to the Mark Stoops/Vince Marrow era. Marrow in particular has had great success getting the right kinds of players in the trenches, and we have seen what dividends a good line pays the last two seasons. Kentucky has always recruited good players at skill positions and fairly often good linebacking and defensive backfields, but pre-Stoops Kentucky struggled on the lines. That seems to be a fading problem. Good to see.

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Ugh. It isn’t bad enough the darn thing is running in… September? Wha? I guess we should be happy it’s running at all, but…


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