The Kentucky Wildcats have one of the best recruiting classes in the country this year which may come as a big surprise to those outside of “Big Blue Country” but the lack of on-field success hasn’t slowed the momentum head coach Mark Stoops has built on the recruiting trail.
What’s one way to get some hype, excitement and attention for your program?
How about a commercial during Super Bowl XLVIII that aired in Lexington and featured some of the enrolled recruits and narrated by Stoops? That’s exactly what happened according to courier-journal.com.
Kentucky has the 20th ranked class according to 247Sports and are even higher according to Rivals who have the ‘Cats at No. 13 in advance of Wednesday’s signing day.The star of the video and the class is four-star quarterback Drew Barker from Connor high school in Hebron, Ky.
They recently were successful in landing in-state five-star product Matt Elam who picked Kentucky over the Alabama Crimson Tide. That’s how successful this year’s class has been.
Kentucky has a class ranked higher than the likes of USC, South Carolina, Michigan State and Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Missouri which puts a lot of pressure on this year’s class to take Kentucky out of the cellar in the SEC east.