Kentucky Wildcats Land Star WR Ryan Timmons

By Dan Parzych
(Mark Zerof/USA Today Sports)

After finishing 0-8 in the SEC and 2-10 overall during the regular season, the Kentucky Wildcats certainly won’t be contenders any time soon, but that doesn’t mean they’re not at least trying to build a strong team for the next couple of years to come. As far as recruiting goes, the Wildcats have to be pleased with landing one of the nation’s top players–four-star wide receiver Ryan Timmons.

Kentucky has to be pleased with the fact that Timmons chose to be a part of the Wildcats despite interest in other big-name schools like the Florida Gators and Ohio State Buckeyes considering both of these teams seem capable of making a run at the National Championship next season. Then again, being from Kentucky certainly helped the Wildcats in this situation as Timmons will be staying in state.

When taking a closer look at Timmons and what he was capable of accomplishing in high school, there’s no question the star should be able to make an immediate impact for the Wildcats’ offense. Not only did Timmons rush for 1,225 yards to go along with 25 touchdowns as a senior this past season, but he caught 29 passes for 965 yards and 15 touchdowns as well.

With these type of numbers, Kentucky has to be pleased with landing a player like Timmons for the next couple of years. Hopefully, Timmons is one of the missing pieces to helping this Wildcats team bouncing back from what turned out to be a disastrous 2012 season.

Who knows–maybe Kentucky is finally ready to make some noise in the SEC.

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