Calipari now helping Mark Stoops recruit


Mark Stoops may have found an even better recruiter than Vince Marrow in Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari.

According to Josh Edwards of, Calipari told Florida defensive end Jordan Wright that he could join the UK basketball team as a walk-on if he signed to play football with the Cats and Stoops. It is the same offer that Syracuse had already made to the 6-6, 220-pound Wright.

Wright, a point guard in basketball, has football offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Miami, Oklahoma, Southern California, Mississippi State and more.

Calipari made the same walk-on offer recently to Dayton (Ohio) junior athlete L’Christian Smith.

There’s no way to know what impact Calipari’s walk-on offer might have for two high-profile football players, but it does prove he’s all-in trying to help the football program and will continue to do whatever he can to help Stoops.




  1. Nice move. Hope it helps.

  2. Yep. Can’t hurt.

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