Star power: Stoops ties Brooks for four-star commits

 Posted by at 3:55 PM on July 20, 2013
Jul 202013

Junior college defensive lineman Cory Johnson became UK’s sixth four-star commitment from the class of 2014 with his pledge Saturday. According to the rankings, that’s the most four-star players UK has ever had in a single class. (The Rivals database goes back to 2002). It also means Mark Stoops has had as many four-star commitments in his first full year as UK’s head coach than Rich Brooks had in his entire tenure.

Here’s a chart of past UK recruits who have been ranked as four-star prospects by Rivals:

4-star players at Kentucky since 2002
Class Player Position Head coach Home state
2014 Drew Barker QB Mark Stoops Kentucky
Mikel Horton RB Mark Stoops Ohio
Cory Johnson DT Mark Stoops Pennsylvania
Thaddeus Snodgrass WR Mark Stoops Ohio
Darius West S Mark Stoops Ohio
Boom Williams RB Mark Stoops Georgia
2013 Jason Hatcher DE Mark Stoops Kentucky
Marcus McWilson DB Mark Stoops Ohio
Za’Darius Smith DE Mark Stoops Alabama
2012 Patrick Towles QB Joker Phillips Kentucky
2011 Glenn Faulkner DB Joker Phillips Illinois
2010 Alex Smith TE Joker Phillips Ohio
2009 DeQuin Evans DE Rich Brooks California
Chris Matthews WR Rich Brooks California
Ryan Mossakowski QB Rich Brooks Texas
2008 Aaron Boyd WR Rich Brooks Kentucky
2007 D.J. Stafford DE Rich Brooks Georgia
2006 Demetrius Goode RB Rich Brooks Georgia
Micah Johnson DE Rich Brooks Kentucky
Corey Peters DT Rich Brooks Kentucky
2005 None
2004 Micah Jones OL Rich Brooks Kentucky
2003 Andre Woodson QB Guy Morriss Kentucky
2002 Yancey Reynolds OL Guy Morriss Georgia

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