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Jamie Vaught: Overcoming adversity, UK’s West feeling good about being a difference-maker

It is sure nice to see injury-plagued Darius West back in action. After sitting out three of the past four seasons, including most of his senior year at Lima Central Catholic High School in Ohio, due to several injuries as well as a redshirt year as a freshman at Kentucky, West is finally seeing lots of playing time for the Wildcats. And the UK junior defensive back is off to a good start after...

Loss of safety Darius West a ‘tough blow’ for UK; Stoops pleased with first scrimmage of fall

By Keith Taylor KyForward senior sports writer Kentucky’s defense took a hit Saturday with the loss of defensive back Darius West. According to Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, West, a sophomore safety, tore his patella tendon during a scrimmage Saturday and will miss the rest of the season. West collected 17 tackles in 10 games last year. Stoops said the injury to West was a “tough blow.” “He’s...

UK football recruiting class ranked No. 1
after most recent verbal commitment

UK tops Texas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Alabama in the Rivals ranking as of June 18. (Image from Rivals.com)   Staff report   A commitment from two-star offensive lineman Derrick Kelly has vaulted the UK football 2014 recruiting class to No. 1 in Rivals.com’s national ranking.   The ranking, which rewards teams points based on individual commitment’s rating and placement...

UK football recruiting class ranked No. 1 after most recent verbal commitment

UK tops Texas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Alabama in the Rivals ranking as of June 18. (Image from Rivals.com)   Staff report   A commitment from two-star offensive lineman Derrick Kelly has vaulted the UK football 2014 recruiting class to No. 1 in Rivals.com’s national ranking.   The ranking, which rewards teams points based on individual commitment’s rating and placement...

Wesley Eversole: Mark Stoops experiencing unprecedented recruiting success for UK

On Thursday, the UK football program received possibly its biggest commitment for the 2014 recruiting class to date, when Stanley Williams, the top ranked all-purpose back in the nation according to Rivals.com, committed to play for the Cats and head coach Mark Stoops.   Williams’ commitment moved Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class up to No. 3 in the nation. Since Rivals.com first began ranking...

UK football receives commitment from Rivals' No. 1-ranked all-purpose running back recruit

Staff report   The new UK football staff’s recruiting momentum continued Thursday with a verbal commitment from the nation’s No. 1 all-purpose back.   Stanley Williams, a running back from Bethlehem, Ga., committed to UK during a campus visit. He confirmed the news via his Twitter account.   Rivals.com ranks Williams as the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country and 96th best...