Drew Barker will be playing football for Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats starting in 2014. The star quarterback made his decision this afternoon at 3:30 p.m., ending what was an intense recruitment by both UK and South Carolina.
In typical fashion, the recruit chose from a set of three hats – the other two being Tennessee and SC – to signify which school he’ll be lacing up for one year from now. The announcement was broadcast on WKYT.
Barker announced his decision at his high school this afternoon in front of his coach, classmates and numerous media personnel. And while everyone in the building wanted to know which school Barker would choose, his coach actually avoided it as long as possible.
Conner coach Dave Trosper said Drew Barker sent him a text with his college choice but says he hasn’t looked at it yet. And won’t.
— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) May 10, 2013
Barker is a four-star quarterback from Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky. He is considered by many as the best football player from the state of Kentucky. As Sea of Blue points out, Barker took UK off of his list of potential schools when Joker Philips was still the head coach. He reportedly said that the Kentucky coaches forgot all about him after he attended one of their camps. But after Mark Stoops took over the UK football program, Barker softened his stance.
Before deciding on Kentucky, Barker had other offers from Tennessee, Miami, Ole Miss, North Carolina, and Vanderbilt.