Closer look at Phillips’ final recruiting classes

Through attritions, transfers and dismissals (all things expected with coaching changes), remaining members of Kentucky’s 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes are sparse on the roster.

With the departure of quarterback Jalen Whitlow, now more than half of the 26 players on the 2012 team, which was rated No. 34 in the nation by Scout and No. 63 by Rivals are now gone. The 2011 class has fared slightly better, with just nine of the 25 players parting ways with UK. That 2011 class was ranked No. 32 by Scout and No. 62 by Rivals at the time.

Below are a list of players from each of those recruiting classes who are still at UK and those who have parted ways and why.



  • DB Daron Blaylock
  • DB Zack Blaylock
  • K Landon Foster
  • S Josh Harris
  • LB Khalid Henderson
  • WR A.J. Legree
  • OL Zach Myers
  • DB Cody Quinn
  • OL Jordan Swindle
  • CB Fred Tiller
  • OL Jon Toth
  • QB Patrick Towles


  • DB Shawn Blaylock – transferred
  • DB Kory Brown – graduated early
  • DT Thomas Chapman – transferred
  • DT Patrick Graffree – transferred
  • OL T.J. Jones – dismissed
  • RB Dyshawn Mobley – transferred
  • DE Langston Newton transferred
  • CB Jonathan Reed – dismissed
  • WR Demarcus Sweat – transferred
  • RB Justin Taylor – transferred
  • LB Kadeem Thomas – dismissed
  • OL Jordan Watson – decided to give up football
  • QB Jalen Whitlow – transferred
  • DB Sterling Wright – transferred



  • RB Josh Clemons
  • DE Christian Coleman
  • WR Rashad Cunningham
  • S Eric Dixon
  • DE Bud Dupree
  • DB Glenn Faulkner
  • LB Josh Forrest
  • DE Farrington Huguenin
  • OT Shaquille Love
  • S Ashely Lowery
  • OL Darrian Miller
  • DE Travaughn Paschal
  • WR Demarco Robinson
  • QB Maxwell Smith
  • FB D.J. Warren
  • OL Zach West


  • RB Marcus Caffey – dismissed
  • QB Bookie Cobbins – transferred
  • WR Daryl Collins – transferred
  • WR Nile Daniel – never on campus
  • OL James Elliott – transferred
  • DB Daylen Hall – dismissed
  • LB Demarius Rancifer, transferred
  • ATH Bubba Tandy – never on campus
  • DE David Washington – never on campus


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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