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Lindley, Johnson among the SEC’s best

Posted at 2:47 p.m. EDT – Eric Lindsey, UK Media Relations

ESPN’s Chris Low is ranking the Southeastern Conference’s 30 best football players and two Cats have made the cut.

Low ranked senior linebacker Micah Johnson No. 28 and senior cornerback Trevard Lindley No. 8.

Low writes that Lindley is “always in position to make the play and is one of those cornerbacks who can take away one side of the field.” Of Johnson, Low says that he belongs right near the top of the SEC’s great linebackers.

Check out the full blurb from Low at Each link will take you to the individual blurb on each player.  


Fan feedback

Posted at 10:20 a.m. EDT - Eric Lindsey, UK Media Relations

As promised, here are a few of your responses regarding whether or not this is the best recruiting class ever. The poll on the front page indicates an overwhelming majority of you think this is the best class ever.

However, in terms of the e-mails I received, it was actually more of a 50-50 split. A little surprised by that, but I think it goes to show that while the UK fan base is excited, it is reasonable. Anyway, here's a few snippets:

"Potentially it is the best ever, but potential (or hope) only generates discussion and sells preseason tickets (never a problem at UK).  Wins are the true measure.  Lets evaluate this in two or three years!" - Mike J. Kegley

"No it isn't because the FAB 5 ratings averaged out to be better. We are one of the top two or three of ALL TIME ANYWHERE! And in such a short time....THANKS COACH CAL!" - Charles E. Branham 

"I have always been a UK sports fan and agree that, on paper, this recruiting class is the best ever. Not just at UK....I mean the best EVER....period. I feel somewhat silly saying this is the best EVER, considering I'm only 27 years old and the earliest Wildcats I actually remember playing was the '91-'92 team........ However, I'm a sports enthusiast (played baseball my entire life, including while I was in college) and am a die-hard UK follower. It's probably up for debate which class is actually the best ever, but they main point for me is not only has Calipari assembled this recruiting class....but he's done it in a little over 6 weeks. For me, it's no debate.  This is the best recruiting class ever.....absolutely amazing!" - Matt Durham