Football

Justin Rowland Recruiting Update: The latest with Akeem Hayes and DeAndre Square

06/24/2017 11:13 AM

Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated joined KSTV to discuss the latest with new 2018 commitments Akeem Hayes and DeAndre Square. He also explains why the future of Kentucky football has never been brighter.  Read more 

2018 wide receiver flips commitment from Louisville to Kentucky

06/20/2017 10:33 PM

Kentucky picked up another football commitment on Tuesday night. 2018 three-star wide receiver Akeem Hayes flipped his commitment from Louisville to Kentucky. He hails from Hollywood, Florida, where fellow 2018 commitments Davoan Hawkins and Marvin Alexander are also from. Hayes made the announcement on twitter, saying that the relationships he has built with the Kentucky coaching staff over the past couple of months were big reasons for his flip to Kentucky. Hayes is Kentucky’s 13th commitment in Kentucky’s 2018 class.... Read more 

Should there be a quarterback competition heading into the fall?

06/20/2017 04:35 PM

Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated reported on Tuesday morning that Kentucky quarterback Drew Barker is 100% healthy and ready to go for the upcoming season. With Barker back out on the field, Clayton Abernathy and Bradley McKee take a closer look at the quarterback spot and discuss if there should be a competition between Barker and senior Stephen Johnson.  Read more 

Domonique Williams breaks down his commitment to Kentucky

06/19/2017 05:03 PM

Kentucky football received a commitment from 2018 JUCO defensive back Domonique Williams last Thursday. Williams picked Kentucky over Iowa State and Colorado State. Originally committed to Eastern Kentucky out of high school, Williams failed to qualify academically and was forced to take the junior college route. He plays at Highland Community College in Kansas and is ready for his chance to play in the SEC under Mark Stoops in Lexington. Williams will have two years of eligibility left when he... Read more 

Kentucky lands four-star 2019 defensive back

06/17/2017 10:25 AM

Kentucky football picked up another big commitment on Saturday morning from four-star 2019 defensive back Keontra Smith. Smith plays at Chaminade Madonna in Hollywood, Fla., where 2018 commitments Davoan Hawkins and Marvin Alexander play. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound defensive back chose Kentucky over Auburn, Louisville, Indiana and Ole Miss among others. Smith is the first commitment in Kentucky’s 2019 class.  Read more 

DeAndre Square commits to Kentucky

06/16/2017 06:56 PM

Three-star 2018 linebacker DeAndre Square has committed to Kentucky. He made his decision on twitter. txp:image id=“15973” /> Square hails from Detroit, Michigan, where he plays for Cass Technical High School. He was at Kentucky’s camp last weekend at Kroger Field. Square is 6-foot-1 and weighs 200 pounds. Rivals.com ranks him as the 11th best outside linebacker in the state of Michigan. Kentucky’s 2018 class has now received three commitments this week. JUCO defensive back Domonique Williams committed to Kentucky on... Read more 

Derrick LeBlanc bringing new energy to Kentucky's defensive line

06/15/2017 07:45 PM

Kentucky defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc is only a few months into the job, but he is already working hard to bring a new energy to UK’s young defensive line. LeBlanc sat down with T.J. Beisner to discuss transitioning into the job, what he expects from his defensive line this upcoming season and why he believes Matt Elam still has a future in the NFL.  Read more 

Patrick Towles plays "UK on eBay"

06/11/2017 06:58 PM

Former UK quarterback Patrick Towles stopped by the KSTV studio on Friday to talk football and play a game of “UK on eBay” against Bradley McKee.  Read more 

Looking at Drew Barker's road to winning back the starting job

06/09/2017 09:55 PM

UK quarterback Drew Barker is finally back after a back injury derailed his season last year, but he finds himself now trying to win back the job from Stephen Johnson, who led Kentucky to a bowl game. We talked with former quarterback Patrick Towles about how Barker can win back the job and what it’s like in the locker room as you try to re-establish yourself.  Read more 

Patrick Towles plays "Guess Your Coordinator"

06/09/2017 09:30 PM

Quarterback Patrick Towles had three offensive coordinators during his time in Lexington, so when he stopped by the KSTV set on Friday, we played a game of “Guess Your Coordinator”.  Read more 

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