If you haven't recently checked out Rivals 2014 class rankings, you are in for quite the surprise. Kentucky, who finished 2-10 last season and finished without a win in the SEC, currently has the number 1 overall class according to Rivals. While it is still early and bound to change, they currently have 18 overall commitments and 5 four star commitments as well. This is a program that was fighting against Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State for recruits last year... Then again, all of this means nothing because we all know ESPN is the most accurate for the 2014 recruiting class.
In all seriousness, though, Mark Stoops has done a tremendous job of installing hope in a program that really should not be relevant in the SEC year in and year out. They brought in a spring game crowd of more than 50,000 when they were struggling to get 45,000 to games last season, and Stoops has done an excellent job of stepping up their recruiting. In the next couple of years, I think this is one team that could certainly raise some eyebrows in the SEC.