Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops, whose Wildcats are coming off a 7-6 Taxslayer Bowl campaign, was very pleased with his staff's recruiting efforts as they signed 24 recruits from the 2017 class on Wednesday, Feb. 1. He said the 2017 signees are the best group he's had at UK.
According to USA Today, Kentucky placed No. 29 in its composite team football recruiting rankings, which were updated as of 1:15 p.m. ET on Feb. 1. The composite is an average of the ratings by the four recruiting services -- ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.
Alabama capture the No. 1 spot in USA Today's recruiting sweepstakes. Georgia placed in a tie for No. 2 (with Ohio State). The other SEC teams ranked ahead of Kentucky are LSU (No. 6), Texas A&M (No. 9), Auburn (No. 11), Florida (No. 13), Tennessee (No. 14), South Carolina (No. 19), Arkansas (No. 24) and Mississippi State (No. 25). Behind UK is No. 34 Ole Miss, the remaining conference team in the Top 45 rankings.
UK's in-state rival, Louisville, placed No. 27 in the poll.
Below are the videos of separate press conference with Stoops and Vince Marrow, who is the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.