UofL Football Is Trying To Win The State In 2019: Aidan Robbins Commitment May Set The Victory In Motion
Just about every coach in the NCAA wants to take care of home first (from basketball to soccer). They all speak about how important it is to win the recruiting battle and keep the good and special players home. The same goes for Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, Pete Nochta, Ryan Beard, and the rest of the coaching staff.
This year is no different; especially with all the talented young men coming from the state just within the 2019 class. This class arguably has the talent to rival any class to come before it: the 2003 class (Michael Bush), 2004 class (Brian Brohm and Mario Urrutia) and the 2013 class (James Quick, Kyle Bolin and Jason Hatcher).
According to this article by Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal, James Quick and Jason Hatcher were cited for possession of marijuana by UofL police on May 26 in Quick’s apartment. Quick is a sophomore wide receiver for the Cards and Hatcher is a sophomore defensive lineman for Kentucky. They were teammates at Trinity High School here in Louisville.
The following is from the article:
The officer who wrote the citation noted he found 39.5 grams of marijuana in Quick’s possession, plus a digital scale and a marijuana grinder, which prompted Quick’s citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Yeah Charlie, we see you. After a week or so of you taking the reigns at Texas, we see you. Our recruits are being poached yet we weren’t big time enough for you. Our supportive, nice crowds weren’t good enough but those rowdy Texans down there are gonna treat you right (Yeah I seen the T-Shirt). Here is what Charlie StrongArmed us into believing, that he confirmed in a recent interview. Glad to be in the state of Texas where it has so much talent. The state of Kentucky lacked talent. OK. The state of Texas has 26.5 million people, the state of Kentucky has 4.4 million. There will be an unbalance of talent….it’s simple math. Let’s go through a list of guys who weren’t talented enough for Charlie Strong.
Ace Wales, Dalyn Dawkins, Jason Hatcher, Ryan White, Damarcus Smith, Lloyd Tubman, Jalen Boyd and McKale McKay were all taken for granted. Even Jalen Reeves-Maybin, son of Marques, got no looks and he is a local legend. All made plays at big time programs this past season. I am sure there are more. I know what you are going to say. Ace messed his opportunity up, or he recruited the others but they chose other schools. I can tell you this much. It is not always what it seems. I am friends with several of the aforementioned kids’ parents and they all said at one point or another that they were shocked that they didn’t hear more from the Cards throughout their recruitment. They were afraid that their kids would get here and be forgotten. I never wanted to believe that Charlie didn’t want our kids, but I do now. I will tell you this though, with Petrino here don’t be surprised to see one or more of those kids come back home. He has always appreciated the homegrown talent.
P.S.- Don’t forget to check back with the site or on Twitter at 7:55 tonight for this weeks episode of 55. I elaborate on this topic there.
By Justin Renck:
There have been some interesting developments today in the recruitment of Trinity High School star defensive end Jason Hatcher. Steve Jones, of the Courier-Journal, has been on top of this story, and most of this info comes from his blog, which you can read here.
By Justin Renck:
Trinity High School star defensive end Jason Hatcher, who committed to USC on July 27, made big news on twitter last night. We at CSZ have been expecting it to happen for quite a while, but last night he made it official and he de-committed from USC. His tweet said “I official de-committed from USC #WideOpen”.