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Stoops, staff to begin work on 2014 class

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - It's been an exciting last couple of months for Kentucky football fans, from Mark Stoops being announced as coach to the Spring Game.

Immediately after being hired by the university, Stoops got to work on this year's recruiting class and putting a spark back into the program. So now that spring practice is over, there's only one thing left to do -- work on next year's class.

"We'll be on the road next week with a couple days to go out and do some junior college evaluations. Our staff will be -- as you know the rules, they don't let the head coaches go out, but we will be getting all that information into our system and evaluating so that coaches and myself that are off the road will be getting data and film and the names for 2014-2015. So the next phase is spring recruiting and obviously wrapping up this spring."

Coach Stoops and his staff have already received three commitments from the class of 2014, and all three are from Ohio, a state Stoops said will be key in rebuilding the program: linebacker Dorian Hendrix from Huber Heights, wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass from Springfield, and Saturday, running back Mikel Horton from West Chester announced his commitment to the Wildcats. According to ESPN, there are 24 prospects ranked in the 2014 ESPN Top 150 who are considering Kentucky.

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