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  • Kentucky pulls the improbable; nabs top football recruit in Michigan, Marquan McCall

    By: LARRY VAUGHT



    No way Kentucky football could get the top-rated player in Michigan. No way.

    But yet that's what happened today when four-star offensvie lineman Marquan McCall verbally committed to the Wildcats despite having offers from Michigan, Michigan State and many more.

    The 6-4, 320-pound McCall of Oak Park High School is among the nation's top 125 ranked recruits

    Michigan had offered McCall a scholarship in June of 2015. Coach Jim Harbaugh landed McCall's teammate, JaRaymond Hall in this year's recruiting class.

    McCall attended UK's Blue-White Game in April and that got him even more interested in the Wildcats.

    Here is how McCall announced his commitment on Twitter today:
    "I would like to thank God for putting me in this position. I would like to thank my support system (Grandma, Mom, coaches, mentors, teachers, teammates & friends) as well. At this time I am ready to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. I have committed to the University of Kentucky to continue my academic and athletic career. Big thanks to Coach Stoops & Clinkscale for believing in me and being honest at all times. I am proud to be a part of BBN! #TeamDGA"
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Kentucky pulls the improbable; nabs top football recruit in Michigan, Marquan McCall started by Darrell KSR View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. VirginiaCat's Avatar
      VirginiaCat -
      BIG BIG GET!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Kacat's Avatar
      Kacat -
      Top MI with a MI offer and top 100 status.
    1. Darrell KSR's Avatar
      Darrell KSR -
      Recruitment of this kid definitely ain't over...

      7 minutes ago, his tweet...

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    1. suncat05's Avatar
      suncat05 -
      Hope we can keep this kid in the fold....this is exactly what we need, big, strong kids with good size & athleticism(spelling?). This is a good catch if we can keep him.
    1. ukpumacat's Avatar
      ukpumacat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darrell KSR View Post
      Recruitment of this kid definitely ain't over...

      7 minutes ago, his tweet...

      Attachment 6307
      Wait, he committed to UK and then tweeted about an offer from Oregon? Football recruiting is so weird.
    1. Darrell KSR's Avatar
      Darrell KSR -
      Quote Originally Posted by ukpumacat View Post
      Wait, he committed to UK and then tweeted about an offer from Oregon? Football recruiting is so weird.
      Isn't it, though?
    1. CatQuick's Avatar
      CatQuick -
      To me it's why I can't get too excited about recruiting this time of year. I mean what does committing to a school really mean. "I like you"
    1. dan_bgblue's Avatar
      dan_bgblue -
      When do ya'll think Bama will offer him a ride?
    1. CitizenBBN's Avatar
      CitizenBBN -
      Quote Originally Posted by ukpumacat View Post
      Wait, he committed to UK and then tweeted about an offer from Oregon? Football recruiting is so weird.
      "Full of crap" may be the expression I'd use.

      It's just meaningless when kids "commit". It just means the other teams are going to try harder.
    1. elicat's Avatar
      elicat -
      Quote Originally Posted by dan_bgblue View Post
      When do ya'll think Bama will offer him a ride?
      Exactly what I thought when I saw this earlier today. The answer, of course, is "About 30 seconds before he switches his commitment to Alabama." These kids always wake up and smell the coffee.
    1. elicat's Avatar
      elicat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darrell KSR View Post
      Isn't it, though?
      I just realized, Darrell: It's like publishing an article in a law review instead of a regular journal. The first journal to commit is just the first loser. All you're going to do with that is use it to try to entice a journal a little higher on the food chain. When one there offers, you troll the journals at the next level..., etc. It's bizarre. But having done it to advantage, I get where the kid is coming from now.
    1. Terry Blue's Avatar
      Terry Blue -
      The vast majority of commitments end up signing with UK. Most years you might lose 2 or 3. There are exceptions