Great article by Mr. SEC on UK's opportunity to fill the vacuum left by the Penn St scandal.
" players from across the state of Pennsylvania (including those on the Nittany Lions’ current roster) are about to be up for grabs. That’s one of the most talent-rich states in the nation. By comparison, high schools in the Commonwealth of Kentucky have produced just 56 NFL draft picks since 1988, the smallest number produced from a current SEC state.
Do the math, folks.
UK needs to go outside its own state borders to find talent. Georgia has served as a key target for the Cats under Phillips and his predecessor, Rich Brooks. Driving I-75 South, Lexington is 280 miles from the Georgia border. Taking I-64 East, Lexington is about 340 miles from Point Marion, Pennsylvania, but the states are closer than that as the crow flies. The point? It shouldn’t be that much tougher to sell Pennsylvania recruits on UK than it is Georgia athletes....
... The idea that Kentucky can rush in and fill the crater... might look silly to non-Wildcat fans. But if Phillips could supplement his roster with just one or two Pennsylvania players per season, it might be well worth the effort involved in putting down roots just a little to the north and east."