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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Rivals profile

US Army All American Combine Results (google cache)

Inside Kentucky's state rankings (that's what you get for stealing Crawford, you bastards.)

First team all state, all time leading tackler for school.

Rundown of top ten KY players w/ profiles. Profiles of the three UM recruits/targets:

3. Brandon Logan LB 6'1 235 Lexington, KY (Lexington Catholic)
No matter how you spin it, their just is no way of describing how big of a prospect Brandon Logan is, especially to UK fans. Although small for a linebacker, Logan has got some serious wheels, running a reported 4.4 at the Michigan camp his sophomore year of high school and recently running a 4.5 at UK's camp. He's got a nice stocky body that resembles a bulldog from a distance. Logan hits like a truck and runs like a train, already gaining the attention of the "who's who," in college football. Logan sports offers from Florida, Michigan, and Tennessee among others and will be fought over by UofL and UK 'till the end. In my opinion, if Logan continues to hit the weight room hard, he could be in the NFL in four years. He's that good and that special of a player at linebacker, regardless of size.

2. Cory Zirbel OL 6'7 275 Murray, KY (Murray HS)
The Micah Jones of 2005, Zirbel is Kentucky's best offensive line prospect and could be one of the top offensive lineman in the country. He currently holds 28 offers including Miami(FL) and now Michigan. The Murray star has one character trait that is unteachable; size. At 6'7, Zirbel is almost impossible to beat. He utilizes his size so well, having great lateral movement off the snap of the ball. He has no visible weaknesses to his game at this point and could be an even better prospect then Micah Jones because of his size and his coaching. With Zirbel's father as a mentor, he can become a dynamite prospect for the future. Wherever Zirbel chooses, his hard work alone will make him one of the best players to come out of the state in the past few years.

1. James McKinney DL 6'4 245 Louisville, KY (Central HS) For the second straight year, this spot is a total NO brainer. James McKinney is and will continue to be the best prospect in the state of Kentucky. Everyone else is playing for second if the Central High School star is involved. What makes McKinney such a hot commodity and rare prospect is his ability to move off the ball. He's got the technique, the size, the speed, and the quickness to beat any offensive lineman in the country, already. Watching him go one on one reminds me of Sweet Pea Burns with size. He's got that explosiveness, the determination, and the technique to blow by anyone. And he possesses these characteristics as a 17 year old. There just is no telling how good McKinney could be with the right coaching. His potential is endless.
And there you go. At least one KY recruiting guru thinks very highly of all three of our guys (c'mon McKinney).