If you were looking for me to tell you something you did not know, you came to the wrong blog. We’ve known since Vince Marrow arrived in Lexington in 2013 with Mark Stoops that the Big Dog is one of the best college football recruiters in the country. It is an empirical fact, now backed by statistical evidence.
247 Sports ranks every college football recruiter. The rankings are based on the number of commits and where the players fall in the recruiting site’s pecking order. With eight commitments secured for the Wildcats in the 2022 recruiting class, Marrow is the fifth-ranked recruiter in the country.
The Big Dog’s commitments include Kiyaunta Goodwin, Grant Bingham and the Wade Twins, giving the eight-player group an average four-star rating. Three hail from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with more potentially jumping on board. Marrow is in good company among college football’s top assistants.
The final entry of the top ten is certainly relevant to Kentucky. The former UK secondary coach has earned his promotion right away in Ann Arbor. Now Clinkscale is poised to land another former UK target, three-star DB Myles Pollard out of Tennessee.
Despite Clink’s early success at Michigan, he still is a way’s away from catching up to Marrow. The Big Dog rose to stardom through his connections in Ohio. Now dominating the recruiting scene in the state of Kentucky, Stoops’ righthand man will be a fixture in these recruiting rankings for years to come.