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Orlando Sentinel analyst Chris Hays expects Firios to be impact player at UK

By LARRY VAUGHT Orlando Sentinel college football recruiting analyst Chris Hays says recent Kentucky commit Nico Firios is “aggressive from sideline to sideline.” The 220-pound linebacker from Longwood Lyman (Fla.) High School verbally committed to UK last week after making unofficial visits to Louisville and Kentucky. “He’s strong, quick off the ball and gets in …

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Stoops made good use of his Florida connections and plans to keep doing so with future recruits

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops isn’t sure if all his signing classes will have such a large percentage of Florida players — 11 of 22 signees were Florida native — but he wants to continue to use his connections in that state all he can. “There are a lot of great players that …

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As expected Florida playmakers Badet and Kemp both commit to Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky got commitments from two players with the playmaking ability that offensive coordinator Neal Brown wants in his offense in a 30-minute period Friday night when receiver Jeff Badet and running back JoJo Kemp, both of Florida, both verbally committed to sign with the Wildcats on Wednesday during the first day of …

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Orlando recruiting writer Chris Hays says UK commit Alex Montgomery catches the ball no matter what

By LARRY VAUGHT He’s a three-star player who had nine catches for 199 yards and three touchdowns, including two-one handed grabs, in Florida’s Class 8-A state championship game. Yet new Kentucky coach Mark Stoops managed to go into Weston, Fla., and convince 6-1, 180-pound receiver Alex Montgomery of Cypress Bay High School to verbally commit …

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