A chance to move closer to family was key, Kentucky’s former defensive coordinator said after Colorado announced his hiring Thursday. As for his relationship with Mark Stoops: “We’re doing great. He can’t get rid of me as a friend.”
Ohio wide receiver Danny Davis is getting near the end of his recruitment, and Kentucky has been one of the mainstays in the pursuit of the four-star football prospect. There’s one catch: UK might not have enough room to add him to its stellar 2017 recruiting class. Also, notes on Thayer Munford and Jon Ford.
Four-star football recruit Lynn Bowden committed to Kentucky on Saturday, giving the Wildcats their highest-ranked player yet in a 2017 recruiting class that might end up being Mark Stoops’ best with the Wildcats. Bowden is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 60 overall prospect in the country, and he projects as a dynamic offensive skill player at UK. He’s also been compared to Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Seven of UK’s football commitments for the recruiting class of 2017 have enrolled early in classes, the school announced Thursday. Walker Wood, Danny Clark, Bryant Koback, Clevan Thomas, Cedrick Dort, Lonnie Johnson and Jamin Davis are all on Kentucky’s campus and will join the Cats for spring practice in a few months.
Former Kentucky Wildcats players turned men’s college basketball head coaches Allen Edwards of Wyoming and Scott Padgett at Samford are off to respectable starts in 2016-17. For some other ex-Cats who are now head men, things are not going so well
Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats already have 22 commitments for the recruiting class of 2017, but the UK coaching staff is still targeting several highly touted prospects to add to that list. Such recruits as Lynn Bowden, Danny Davis, Thayer Munford and Bruce Judson Jr. will make their college decisions in the coming weeks, and the Cats are expected to add at least three more players to their class.
University of Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. was named to the Football Writers Association of America’s freshman All-America team. Snell ran for a freshman school-record 1,091 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Louisville returns the Heisman Trophy winner. Western Kentucky has won 29 of its past 35 games. But with the Cardinals and Hilltoppers both set to endure major graduation losses, a Kentucky Wildcats program that returns 17 of 22 starters could be set up to seize our state’s football spotlight.