Does Stoops worry about losing a key Cats recruiter?

Vince Marrow has made big recruiting waves in his home state of Ohio, bringing in commitments with enough stars next to their names to form a constellation.

UK Coach Mark Stoops has known Marrow for decades, but admitted even he was a little bit amazed at how well Marrow has done. “I knew he was a good recruiter, but he’s surprised even me a little bit, the success we’ve had so quickly in certain areas.”

Marrow’s success has helped his name start to appear on national lists as a top recruiter.

Does Stoops worry he might lose one of his best recruiters?

“No, I don’t. Whatever is right for Vince is right for him,” Stoops told the Herald-Leader in August. “I want him to do a great job while he’s here. I don’t think he has any intention to go. I think he loves it here. His family is close, this is close to where he grew up, where his wife’s family’s from. It’s the right region for him and he enjoys what he’s doing. I really don’t worry about that.”

Marrow seemed happy to be at Kentucky working for his long-time friend, saying of Stoops: “He could’ve gone anywhere and I would’ve gone with him.”

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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