By LARRY VAUGHT
Marquan McCall hopes his arrival at Kentucky for the 2018 football season will have an impact on other Michigan prep stars considering coming south to play for the Wildcats as well.
McCall and Deandre Square are two Michigan standouts who both signed with Kentucky earlier this month.
“Hopefully they see Kentucky is not just a basketball school but also a football school, too, and kids will want to commit and come down,” McCall said. “There are a lot of great players here in Kentucky, including a lot that people don’t even know about.”
Kentucky signed 20 players. McCall doesn’t know many of his future teammates personally but he knows enough about their playing ability.
“I know of a lot of them. From what I know, it looks good. They are pretty good players,” he said.
“That’s my boy. He is a great player. He’s going to play wonderful,” McCall said. “If you need somebody to get on your, he could do it.”
Recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow credited UK secondary coach Steve Clinkscale for UK’s recruiting success in Michigan this year.
“Before we hired Clink, I had Ohio, Pennsylvania and Detroit because Detroit was close to where I went to school at Toledo. I coached there,” Marrow said. “I knew when we got Clink, he did a good job when he was at Illinois and Cincinnati. We got some good players out of there (Michigan) and I think we are going to stay there.
“2019 is a very strong class. It’s another six-hour radius of our recruiting and I just think that’s going to be a mainstay there.”