ESPN Grades Kentucky Football’s 2013 Class

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The ESPN SEC Blog has given each SEC team’s 2013 recruiting class a grade and Kentucky Football has been given a B-.

Here’s a look at each school’s grade this year as handed out by RecruitingNation:
Alabama: A
Florida: A
Ole Miss: A
Texas A&M: A
Georgia: A
Auburn: A-
South Carolina: B+
Vanderbilt: B+
Mississippi State: B
Tennessee: B
Arkansas: B
Kentucky: B-
Missouri: B-

They also look at Kentucky’s class and the hits and misses Mark Stoops had in his first class.


Needs filled: DL, WR, OL — Mark Stoops brought in a pretty balanced class overall, but he really struck gold in these three areas. He brought in five defensive linemen, including ESPN 300 defensive end Jason Hatcher, who flipped from USC. He should get a chance to play early, along with junior college defensive end Za’Darius Smith, who might be the gem of the class. Getting receiver Ryan Timmons to pick the Cats over Florida was big, and he’s joined by two other receivers, including junior college standout Javess Blue. Stoops also signed four offensive linemen.

Holes remaining: RB — The Wildcats signed true running back Jojo Kemp and athlete Khalid Thomas, but with the injury issues at running back last season and the loss of senior CoShik Williams, Stoops probably would have liked to sign at least one more running back.

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  • @LastOfThaOneHundred

    Good class! #StoopTroops

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