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Vince Marrow says UK’s 2016 signing class was the program’s best of Stoops era

This comes as many of the Cats 2016 signees participated in Pro Day Wednesday.

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Since Mark Stoops has become the head coach at Kentucky, most have dubbed his 2015 signing class as the one that turned around the Football program; recruiting Coordinator Vince Marrow thinks otherwise.

During Kentucky NFL Pro Day on Wednesday, Marrow said he believes the 2016 signing class as the best of the Stoops era (via Justin Rowland).

Many of those 2016 signees were in action during Wednesday’s pro day in center Drake Jackson, offensive tackle Landon Young and running back A.J. Rose.

Also singed in 2016 was program leading rusher, Benny Snell, inside linebacker and former captain Kash Daniel, two-year starting quarterback Stephen Johnson, former starting defensive back Jordan Griffin, former star pass rusher Boogie Watson and current starting safety Davonte Robinson, offensive lineman Luke Fortner and tight end Justin Rigg.

Was 2016 truly better than the 2015 classes? Take a look at both classes and share your opinion in the poll below them.

2015 Class

  • 4-star OLB, Eli Brown (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
  • 4-star TE, CJ Conrad (Lagrange, Ohio)
  • 3-star DT, Courtney Miggins (Pearl River Community College)
  • 3-star S, Marcus Walker (Lake Wales, Florida)
  • 3-star OLB, Jordan Jones (Youngstown, Ohio)
  • 3-star OT, George Asafo-Adjei (West Chester, Ohio)
  • 3-star WR, Jabari Greenwood (Washington D.C.)
  • 3-star CB, Kei Beckham (Dayton, Ohio)
  • 3-star OT, Logan Stenberg (Madison, Alabama)
  • 3-star DE, Kengera Daniel (Raleigh, North Carolina)
  • 3-star WR, Tavin Richardson (Byrnes, South Carolina)
  • 3-star CB, Chris Westry (Orange Park, Florida)
  • 3-star RB, Sihiem King (Moultrie, Georgia)
  • 3-star CB, Derrick Baity (Tampa, Florida)
  • 3-star OG, Mason Wolfe (Henderson, Kentucky)
  • 3-star DE, Alvonte Bell (Pearl River Community College)
  • 2-star DE, Josh Allen (Montclair, New Jersey)
  • 2-star ATH, Will Jackson (Washington D.C.)
  • Unranked OT/DE Calvin Taylor (Augusta, Georgia)

2016 Class

  • 4-star OT, Landon Young (Lexington, Kentucky)
  • 4-star C, Drake Jackson (Versailles, Kentucky)
  • 4-star ILB, Kash Daniel (Paintsville, KY)
  • 3-star OT, Tate Leavitt (Hutchinson Community College)
  • 3-star CB, Jordan Griffin (Jonesboro, Georgia)
  • 3-star CB, Tobias Gilliam (Dayton, Ohio)
  • 3-star ATH, Zy’Aire Hughes(Paducah, Kentucky)
  • 3-star TE, Dakota Holtzclaw (Columbus, Ohio)
  • 3-star DE, Jaylin Bannerman (Pickerington, Ohio)
  • 3-star QB, Gunnar Hoak (Dublin, Ohio)
  • 3-star RB Benny Snell Jr. (Westerville, Ohio)
  • 3-star DT Kordell Looney (Springfield, Ohio)
  • 3-star CB, Davonte Robinson (Lexington, Kentucky)
  • 3-star WR, Kayaune Ross (Phoenix College)
  • 3-star RB, A.J. Rose (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 3-star ILB, Roland Walder (Dayton, Ohio)
  • 3-star DT, JaQuize Cross (New Market, Alabama)
  • 3-star OT, Luke Fortner (Sylvania, Ohio)
  • 3-star TE, Justin Rigg (Springboro, Ohio)
  • 3-star P, Grant McKinniss (Findlay, Ohio)
  • 3-star Jamar “Boogie” Watson (District Heights, Maryland)
  • 3-star DE T.J. Carter (Mableton, Georgia)
  • 3-star QB Stephen Johnson (College of the Desert)
  • 3-star DT, Naquez Pringle (Itawamba Community College)


Which signing class was better?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    (20 votes)
  • 84%
    (112 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now