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Mid-year Kentucky football enrollee Kash Daniel, was interviewed at Nutter Training Facility at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky, on Jan. 28, 2016. The state’s Mr. Football, Daniel is one of the important pieces in Mark Stoops’ fourth signing class.
Mid-year Kentucky football enrollee Kash Daniel, was interviewed at Nutter Training Facility at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky, on Jan. 28, 2016. The state’s Mr. Football, Daniel is one of the important pieces in Mark Stoops’ fourth signing class. Lexington Herald-Leader.

With college football’s National Signing Day set for Wednesday, I talked with Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader’s Next Cats site about Kentucky’s expected class for 2016.

Ben talks about Mark Stoops ability to keep the class together despite a disappointing finish to the 2015 season. He talks about the offensive line prospects, considered the strength of the class, and the quarterbacks who are expected to compete with returnee Drew Barker. Ben also looked at the geographical makeup of the class and a few of the less-heralded names.

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Kentucky football’s 2016 commitments

Player

Pos

Hometown

Rivals

Scout

ESPN

247

Jaylin Bannerman

DE/LB

Pickerington, Ohio

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***

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Jordan Bonner*

DE/LB

Lyndhurst, Ohio

***

***

***

***

T.J. Carter

DE

Mableton, Ga.

**

***

***

Ja’Quize Cross

DT

New Market, Ala.

**

***

***

***

Kash Daniel

LB

Paintsville, Ky.

****

***

***

****

Luke Fortner

OL

Sylvania, Ohio

***

**

***

***

Tobias Gilliam

CB

Huber Heights, Ohio

***

***

***

***

Jordan Griffin

CB

Jonesboro, Ga.

****

***

****

****

Gunnar Hoak

QB

Dublin, Ohio

***

***

****

***

Dakota Holtzclaw

WR

Columbus, Ohio

***

***

***

***

Zy’Aire Hughes

ATH

Paducah, Ky.

***

***

***

***

Drake Jackson

OL

Versailles, Ky.

****

****

****

****

Stephen Johnson II*

QB

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

**

***

Tate Leavitt*

OL

Thornville, Ohio

****

***

****

***

Kordell Looney

DT

Springfield, Ohio

***

***

***

***

Grant McKinniss

P

Findlay, Ohio

**

****

***

**

Naquez Pringle*

DT

Hemingway, S.C.

**

***

***

***

Justin Rigg

TE

Springboro, Ohio

***

**

***

***

Davonte Robinson

CB

Lexington, Ky.

***

***

***

***

Asim Rose

RB

Garfield Heights, Ohio

***

**

***

***

Kayaune Ross*

WR

West Chester, Ohio

***

***

***

Benny Snell

RB

Westerville, Ohio

***

***

***

***

Roland Walder

LB

Trotwood, Ohio

***

***

***

***

Jamar Watson

LB

Forestville, Md.

**

***

**

***

Landon Young

OL

Lexington, Ky.

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* designates jucos

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