Category Archive: UK Football

Dupree, MacGinnis, Forrest, Williams earn honors

Phil Steele, creator of one of the nation’s most informative preseason football magazines Phil Steele’s College Football, has released his All-America, All-Southeastern Conference and Freshman All-America Team with four Kentucky standouts earning honors on one of the three lists. Senior defensive lineman Bud Dupree was named third-team All-America and first-team All-SEC, while redshirt freshman kicker …

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Damien Harris “really close with coaches at Kentucky”

By LARRY VAUGHT Damien Harris insists that even though some believe his college choices are down to Alabama and Ohio State, he still has interest in Ohio State, Texas A&M and Florida. “I definitely look at those two heavily. Ohio State got a commitment from another running back. Florida not having (fired coach Will) Muschamp …

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Boom Williams named to Sporting News All-True Freshman Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky true freshman running back Stanley “Boom” Williams has been named to the Sporting News All-True Freshman Team as a kickoff return specialist for his strong rookie campaign for the Wildcats, it was announced on Wednesday. Williams was one of three players from the Southeastern Conference to be named to …

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Damien Harris still not sure what college he will pick on Jan. 9

By LARRY VAUGHT LOUISVILLE — Madison Southern running back Damien Harris was thankful he received the Paul Hornung Award Wednesday given the state’s top high school football player by the Louisville Quarterback Club. He says he’ll be even more relieved Jan. 9th when he makes his college football commitment during a ceremony at his high …

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Drake Jackson on Damien Harris: “He has to find what is right for him”

By LARRY VAUGHT Madison Southern’s Damien Harris will receive the Paul Hornung Award today from the Louisville Quarterback Club. He’s still the nation’s No. 1 running back in several recruiting rankings and seems to have his college choices down to Alabama, Ohio State and Kentucky. If he picks UK in January when he commitment decision …

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Steve Spurrier a coaching candidate at Kentucky?

By LARRY VAUGHT Of all the possible coaching candidates to replace Neal Brown as Kentucky’s offensive coordinator, no UK fan could have expected Steve Spurrier’s  name to surface. But it has. Scott Roussel of Football Scoop has indicated that Steve Spurrier Jr. is a candidate to the next offensive coordinator. He’s the son of South …

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Connection with John Schlarman sold Drake Jackson on UK

By LARRY VAUGHT Drake Jackson says there was a lot to like about playing football at Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee. However, those three schools did not have one thing that Kentucky did — offensive line coach John Schlarman. The Woodford County junior offensive lineman said the biggest reason he gave his verbal commitment to …

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Woodford County lineman Drake Jackson commits to Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Woodford County junior offensive lineman Drake Jackson did the expected Saturday night when he verbally committed to Kentucky. He is the state’s highest-ranked junior football prospect and among the nation’s best interior offensive lineman. He picked UK over Alabama, OHio State and Tennessee. “It’s really no surprise to me that he picked Kentucky. …

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