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Mark Stoops has received plenty of praise for how he's recruited since arriving at Kentucky, but this praise comes in a different form.
University of Florida 2016 signee, 3-star safety Jaewon Taylor, spoke with SEC Country
about the recruiting process. Even though the Cats fell off the map for the Alabama native, he doesn't forget who was the first to offer him from the SEC.
“Kentucky was my first offer – period,” Taylor said. “It was an SEC school so I knew I was on to something. I was excited.”
Taylor pointed out that his case is not an unusual one. Kentucky's coaches are great scouters, finding and offering the best of the best before anyone else.
“If you notice, one school that offers everybody first is Kentucky,” Taylor said. “They really got an eye for finding talent. Then all the other SEC schools come behind them, so I give them props.”
It's one thing to hear a recruiting analyst say something similar, but when it comes from a recruit's mouth you know Stoops' staff is doing something right.