Quietly, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops made an emphatic statement with his 2014 recruiting class: The Wildcats aren't going to sit idly by and watch the big boy have all the fun. Just months removed from a 2-10 debut that resulted in Kentucky's fourth straight losing season, Stoops secured the No.
about 35 days ago | Edward Aschoff | NCF On The Trail
The ceremonies have concluded, the ink has dried and the fax machines have been turned off once again. And with that, the Class of 2014 is mostly in the books. As is the case annually, there were a number of winners but also some losers on national signing day.
about 37 days ago | Gerry Hamilton | NCF On The Trail
After 16 straight SEC losses, Kentucky needed something to get excited about in football. Mark Stoops, who just finished his first season as the Wildcats' coach, has delivered with what's shaping up to be the program's highest-ranked signing class in history.
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Coaches say things like size and speed are important when determining whether or not they will pursue a recruit, but one ACC head coach has something else that's vital in his team's evaluation process; Les Miles and Nick Saban were in the home of the nation's No.
about 42 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
Four-star defensive tackle Matt Elam (Elizabethtown, Ky./John Hardin) committed to in-state Kentucky on Thursday over an all-out Alabama Crimson Tide effort. Elam's pledge is a huge recruiting win for Mark Stoops and staff as the Wildcats inch closer to a first-ever top-25 finish in the RecruitingNation class rankings.
about 43 days ago | Gerry Hamilton | NCF On The Trail
The Super Bowl is just days away, but we know you college football fans are just as excited, if not more, about what comes after that. National signing day. Notably, stories relating to both are a part of today's lunchtime links: The Seattle Seahawks proudly use the "12th Man" reference when discussing their rabid fan base, but Texas A&M has long owned the trademark to that phrase.
about 43 days ago | Sam Khan Jr. | Texas A&M Aggies
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Every year on signing day, Florida coach Will Muschamp takes a moment to throw a jab at the media. The circus surrounding college football recruiting has grown to epic proportions, and he clearly bristles at the thought of ranking classes or players before they don cleats.
The Southeastern Conference already has commitments from six of the top 10 players in the country and has a real possibility of landing two more before signing day. With several key targets still remaining, here's a look at the top remaining targets in the SEC.
about 45 days ago | Derek Tyson | NCF On The Trail