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Damien Harris ready to get his decision made so questions can stop

By LARRY VAUGHT Madison Southern running back Damien Harris now has less than a week to settle on his college choice if the nation’s top-ranked running back in the 2015 recruiting class sticks with his plan to pick either Alabama, Ohio State or Kentucky Friday during a ceremony at his high school. He spent a …

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Mark Stoops took time to evaluate carefully before he hired Shannon Dawson

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said he is “very excited” to have Shannon Dawson as UK’s new offensive coordinator. “Everybody obviously had a great interest in what direction we were going to go with the offensive coordinator. I think that goes back to the roots of this program and having a quality offense and having a …

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Not talking to new UK offensive coordinator yet not a “huge deal” to Damien Harris

By LARRY VAUGHT He’s yet to have a chance to speak to recently hired University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson, but Madison Southern running back Damien Harris says that has not had an impact on the way he feels about UK. Harris, the nation’s top-ranked running back in the 2015 recruiting class, will make …

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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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Kicker Austin MacGinnis makes another All-America team

Austin MacGinnis has added another honor this postseason to an already lengthy list as Scout.com has tabbed the redshirt freshman kicker a Freshman All-America First Team selection, it was announced on Friday. MacGinnis was one of three specialists named to the list, which honored 27 freshmen from all across the nation. The native of Wedowee, …

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Neubauer impressed with UK defense even if leading scorer was not that impressed

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Jeff Neubauer thought Kentucky was a good defensive basketball team before Eastern Kentucky played the No. 1 Wildcats Sunday. But after watching UK beat his team 82-49 and hold the Colonels to just 14 points in the first half, Neubauer was even more impressed. His team shot just 21.6 percent …

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Ohio defensive end Davon Hamilton verbally commits to Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow might be rumored to be a candidate for the head coaching position at Youngstown State, but that has not impacted his recruiting at Kentucky. Three-star defensive tackle Davon Hamilton of PIckerington, Ohio, a former Pittsburgh commit, gave his verbal commitment to UK Thursday one day after an …

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Punter Landon Foster named Capital One Academic All-American

Kentucky junior punter Landon Foster has been named second-team Capital One Academic All-America, announced on Thursday afternoon by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Foster, a native of Franklin, Tenn., punted 66 times in 2014, for a 42.6 yard average, including a career-long 60 yard punt at No. 22 Louisville in the season finale. …

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