Look back to the Rich Brooks days when we were excited to even get close to six wins, but now we are expecting more than 6. Mark Stoops has completely changed the culture of the Kentucky Football program a mere three years after everyone, including myself, called for his firing. Last year, Kentucky posted their best record in years finishing 10-3 and a huge bowl win over Penn State. They also had one of their highest draft picks in Josh Allen, who is the perfect example of how Stoops changed this program. With Kentucky coming off their best season in years, everyone is anticipating another stellar year but that won’t stop Stoops from preparing for even the next year.
Yesterday, four star running back Jutahn McClain committed to the Cats who had offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, and others. Let me repeat that…he had offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Michigan but he decided to come to Lexington. They also signed Torrance Davis, another highly sought after running back and he just picked Kentucky. 2020 is shaping up to be the best class in Kentucky history with a top ranked recruit in Justin Rogers, John Young, and Beau Allen. But that’s not even the best part.
Four star linebacker Quandarrius Robinson, who has been Alabama’s to lose, is considering flipping to Kentucky this weekend. After visiting the campus and talking with Marrow, Justin Rowland says that flipping to Kentucky is very possible. And according to Brett Beaird, Nick Saban is a little unhappy about this.
Could you imagine Kentucky flipping this recruit? It may not be the best player in the world, but a player flipping from Alabama to Kentucky would be life changing for this program. There is a tide coming in college football, but it isn’t red and white…it’s blue and white. Kentucky is changing the landscape one day at a time, thanks to the guy everyone (myself included) wanted fired a few years back. It’s only the beginning.