Considering the talent/success gap between the Louisville and Kentucky football programs over the past two years, I imagine it could be tough for Charlie Strong’s program to find motivation when going up against Kentucky. That will definitely be changing soon. Since Mark Stoops was hired in Lexington, Kentucky fans are actually excited about their football program, due to the impressive recruiting from Stoops and staff. While Kentucky football deserves credit for improving in recruiting, they also need a reality check. The gap between the two programs right now is as big as it’s ever been.
One of the highly regarded recruits that Mark Stoops has picked up a commitment from is Denzel Ware, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound, defensive end from Crestview, FL. Ware is a big time talent and has offers from some of the top programs in the country.
Apparently Ware is drawing interest from Louisville. Assistant coach Ron Dugans reached out to Ware on Facebook earlier this week. In case you weren’t aware, this is isn’t uncommon. Football and basketball recruiting is a lot different and recruits who are committed, but not yet signed with a school are actively pursued by other schools. However, it’s not common for recruits to screen shot messages from other coaches.
Bad form, Denzel.
As I mentioned, it’s tough to find motivation when you’re going up against a program that is 7-17 overall and 2-14 in SEC play over the last two years, but this can only help.