With Kentuckians Jeff Brohm coaching at Purdue and Joker Phillips at Cincinnati, this may well be the best time ever to be an aspiring FBS football player from the state of Kentucky. Yet this could become a challenging time to be an in-state recruiter at the commonwealth’s three Football Bowl Subdivision schools — Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky.
In the head-to-head competition in all sports between intrastate archrivals Kentucky and Louisville in 2016-17, the Wildcats came out with a narrow advantage in a year characterized by some of the rivalry’s longish winning streaks being snapped
Tuesday morning, the University of Kentucky unveiled the rings it awarded to each football player for the 2016-17 season. They include a nod to UK’s TaxSlayer Bowl appearance, and, perhaps more significantly, its win over Louisville in the Governor’s Cup.
Drake Jackson, Landon Young and Kash Daniel were the Three Musketeers of the Kentucky Wildcats’ 2016 recruiting class, three in-state stars who said no to a Who’s Who of traditional college football titans. However, where Young and Daniel both contributed to UK’s 7-5 record as true freshmen, Jackson got caught in a depth crunch and was redshirted.