Kentucky has zero running backs currently committed in the class of 2023. That is a concern as National Signing Day is now less than three weeks away.
The Wildcats are looking for both an offensive coordinator and running backs coach, but personnel decisions at tailback may need to be made before hires are made by Mark Stoops. After recent transfer news, the Cats are scheduled to have just three healthy scholarship tailbacks on the roster when spring football arrives. That is not enough.
Vince Marrow has issued a verbal scholarship offer to Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban tailback Lamar Sperling.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound tailback won Ohio’s Mr. Football award this season rushing for 3,984 yards and 59 touchdowns. You read those numbers right. Sperling committed to Buffalo in September, but Kentucky has entered the chat.
The heavy coaching turnover has made things a bit difficult at this point for Kentucky. Tailback is a huge position of need for the program as the Cats need to sign multiple high school prospects as well as take a look at potential options in the transfer portal. Kentucky needs depth in the worst way at running back.
Lamar Sperling is now another option for the coaching staff in Lexington to consider. Some closing must be done at tailback soon.