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Kash Daniel earns four-star status from Rivals.com

Paintsville’s Kash Daniel went for a touchdown against Paris on Nov. 20 during the high school playoffs. Rivals.com elevated Daniel, a University of Kentucky signee, to four-star status on Wednesday.
Paintsville’s Kash Daniel went for a touchdown against Paris on Nov. 20 during the high school playoffs. Rivals.com elevated Daniel, a University of Kentucky signee, to four-star status on Wednesday. The Daily Independent

Kentucky’s Mr. Football is now a four-star recruit, according to the latest update from Rivals.com.

The recruiting service bumped Paintsville linebacker — and University of Kentucky signee — Kash Daniel to four-star status Wednesday. Daniel has already enrolled in classes at UK and will be with the team for spring practice.

The 6-foot-1 prospect chose UK in July over finalists Louisville and South Carolina. He also received a scholarship offer from Michigan after an impressive performance at the Army All-American Bowl in Texas this month.

Daniel’s new star designation came two days after Rivals.com elevated UK commitment Landon Young to five-star status. The Cats also have commitments from four-star prospects Jordan Griffin, Drake Jackson and Tate Leavitt.

Kentucky has now successfully recruited 20 four-star players (according to the Rivals.com rankings) since Mark Stoops took over the program after the 2012 season. The Cats had a total of 14 four-star commitments in the 11 years before Stoops arrived.

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FOUR-STAR PLAYERS AT KENTUCKY SINCE 2002 (RIVALS.COM RANKINGS)

Class

Player

Position

Head coach

Home state

2016

Kash Daniel

LB

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

Jordan Griffin

CB

Mark Stoops

Georgia

Drake Jackson

OL

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

Tate Leavitt

OL

Mark Stoops

Ohio

Landon Young*

OL

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

2015

Eli Brown

LB

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

C.J. Conrad

TE

Mark Stoops

Ohio

2014

Dorian Baker

WR

Mark Stoops

Ohio

Drew Barker

QB

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

Blake Bone

WR

Mark Stoops

South Carolina

Mike Edwards

S

Mark Stoops

Ohio

Mikel Horton

RB

Mark Stoops

Ohio

Cory Johnson

DT

Mark Stoops

Pennsylvania

Kendall Randolph

CB

Mark Stoops

Florida

Nick Richardson

OT

Mark Stoops

Ohio

Darius West

S

Mark Stoops

Ohio

Boom Williams

RB

Mark Stoops

Georgia

2013

Jason Hatcher

DE

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

Marcus McWilson

DB

Mark Stoops

Ohio

Za’Darius Smith

DE

Mark Stoops

Alabama

2012

Patrick Towles

QB

Joker Phillips

Kentucky

2011

Glenn Faulkner

DB

Joker Phillips

Illinois

2010

Alex Smith

TE

Joker Phillips

Ohio

2009

DeQuin Evans

DE

Rich Brooks

California

Chris Matthews

WR

Rich Brooks

California

Ryan Mossakowski

QB

Rich Brooks

Texas

2008

Aaron Boyd

WR

Rich Brooks

Kentucky

2007

D.J. Stafford

DE

Rich Brooks

Georgia

2006

Demetrius Goode

RB

Rich Brooks

Georgia

Micah Johnson

DE

Rich Brooks

Kentucky

Corey Peters

DT

Rich Brooks

Kentucky

2005

None

2004

Micah Jones

OL

Rich Brooks

Kentucky

2003

Andre Woodson

QB

Guy Morriss

Kentucky

2002

Yancey Reynolds

OL

Guy Morriss

Georgia

*-Five-star player

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