Brooks says Liberty Bowl win paying dividends

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks says
the team's third consecutive bowl victory seems to be paying
immediate dividends on the recruiting trail.
Brooks has spent the last few days on the road since the
Wildcats' victory over East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl.
He says in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday
that the program's increased visibility is resonating with would-be
Although two highly touted quarterbacks have committed to
Kentucky, Brooks says Mike Hartline should be considered the clear
No. 1 quarterback entering the spring. He says Randall Cobb would
likely be second at quarterback but the team's top returning
Brooks declined to say in the interview when he figures to
retire. He says he has no plans to do so now because he is healthy
and looks forward to continuing to build the team.

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