[Moderated by Matt Jones]

January 18, 2013

Friday Football News and Views

by @ 5:00 pm. Filed under All Cats Everything

National signing day is in less than two weeks. Mark Stoops has put a new energy on Kentucky’s programs and he’s making sure his staff doesn’t miss a beat. Offensive coordinator, Neal Brown, is making sure that his young recruits receive the message that Kentucky wants them to join the program. This morning on “The Leach Report,” Neal Brown revealed how he’s grabbing the attention of his recruits…social media.

“It’s all about relating to the kids and there’s not a whole lot of phone communication. It’s more Twitter and Facebook. You’ve got to communicate your message through those media through videos or pictures. You’ve got to communicate your message in a variety of ways to get it through and they have a short attention span, so you better grab them within the first 30 seconds or so. It’s still about relationships and getting them on campus,said Neal Brown. “I think we have the top city in the SEC, our campus is beautiful and the fan support is off the charts. It’s our job to engage them early, relate to them on their level and I think we can get that done.”

It’s nice to see how the coaches are trying to reach out to the prospects and make sure to get on their level of communication. I also liked how he gushed about Lexington and the BBN, of course he’s right. There’s no reason Kentucky football hasn’t been a quality program and now we’re about to have the best signing day in three years thanks to this new staff.

 

Player Spotlight:

Former UK player, Corey Peters is making Kentucky proud with his career in the NFL. Peters was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round in 2010 as a defensive tackle. So far this year he has 15 tackles and a force fumble. Corey played in 11 games his freshman season, two of which he started. During his freshman year he had a particularly  great game against UL-Manroe, he made eight tackles. He also made his first collegiate sack against Tennessee his freshman year.

Peters played in all 13 games and started 12 games his sophomore year. He was recognized by the Kentucky football staff as UK’s Most Improved Defensive Player. He had 43 tackles during the season, including four for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks. During his junior year Peters made 36 tackles, 10 for loss and four quarterback sacks.

His junior and senior year Peters started in every game. His junior year he made 36 tackles, 10 for loss with four quarterback sacks. He had a great game against Tennessee with  6 tackles, two of those for a loss. During his senior year Peters made four sacks and had 12 tackles for losses. His senior year Peters was named second-team All SEC.

Corey is also a local spokesperson of the Rally Foundation. A non-profit charity based in Atlanta that only has one mission: to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Show Corey your support on Twitter this weekend @CoreyPeters91

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