February 12, 2013
Recruiting season never ends for college coaches or for the Rivals.com network. The ink is barely dry on the letters of intent for the 2013 class, but we're already looking at 2014 today.
Rivals released its first Rivals 250 rankings at noon today, and there are at least two names UK fans will want to be familiar with. Here are the most obvious:
--No. 33 Jamal Adams, S, Hebron HS (Lewisville, TX) -- Son of former UK great George Adams, godson of Joker Phillips.
--No. 41 Marshon Lattimore, ATH, Glenville Academic Campus (Cleveland) -- Another early UK target.
--No. 55 Alex Bars, OT, Montgomery Bell (Nashville) -- Big-time tackle prospect with offers from nearly every major program in the country.
--No. 72 Josh Malone, WR, Station Camp (Gallatin, TN) -- Rangy 6-foot-5 receiver would fill a hole UK missed in 2013 class.
--No. 99 Dante Booker, LB, St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, OH) -- From LeBron James' high school.
--No. 103 DJ Gillins, QB, Eagle's View Academy (Jacksonville) -- Texas Tech commit who chose Raiders when Neal Brown was OC, probably a secondary target if Drew Barker looks elsewhere.
--No. 135 Demarquis Gates, LB, Lovejoy HS (Hampton, GA) -- Hasn't visited UK, but has an offer from the Cats.
--No. 145 Moral Stephens, WR, Taylor County HS (Perry, FL) -- Holds a UK offer. Cats need lots of receivers for new offense.
--No. 153 Drew Barker, QB, Conner HS (Burlington, KY) -- The only player from the state of Kentucky on the list.
--No. 180 Nick Richardson, OT, Westerville Central (Westerville, OH) -- Another Vince Marrow target in Ohio.
--No. 194 Darius West, S, Lima Central Catholic (Lima, OH) -- Also being pursued by Louisville.
--No. 198 Thaddeus Snodgrass, WR, Springfield HS (Springfield, OH) -- Vince Marrow is on the speedy receiver. UK still looking for numbers out wide.
--No. 209 Mikel Horton, RB, Lakota West HS (West Chester OH) -- Teammate of 2013 UK signee Kyle Meadows, junior day visitor. Has said UK is his leader.
--No. 214 Deion Singleton, S, Godby HS (Tallahassee) -- Junior day visitor has UK and Georgia as leaders currently.
--No. 223 Denzel Ware, DE, Opp HS (Opp, AL) -- UK's first 2014 commit, who pledged to UK on Tuesday.
--No. 225 Dominique Booth, WR, Pike HS (Indianapolis, IN) -- Has said he's hoping to hear from new Kentucky staff.