Mark Stoops isn’t worried about recruits, nor should he be

On the SEC teleconference this morning, UK football coach Mark Stoops said he’s not worried about losing the program’s 2014 commitments.

Jen Smith has the quotes, but to me the highlight was:

“We feel very good about the commitments and the relationship we have with these commitments,” said the coach.

He’s not worried and neither am I.

The guess here is that the future recruits and commitments know the current situation. That’s probably one of the reasons they are/were interested in UK in the first place. There’s a chance to play for a coach who had the No. 2-rated defense in the country last year and an offensive coordinator who had a top 15 offense the last three years. There’s a chance at playing time. No waiting.

Unless Stoops’ first season turns out to be an unmitigated disaster — despite what some are terming an embarrassing loss (it wasn’t) to Western Kentucky, I don’t think it will be — I think he’ll hold on to the vast majority if not all his 2014 commitments.

“I think they’re excited to get on campus and make a difference,” said Stoops, and I think he’s right.

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