Originally Posted by Heath
Commonwealth Stadium is one of the most beautiful venues to watch college football....and I never understand why UK can't get football players....
I think it's because of the school's geographic location. They really can't recruit in the SEC against schools in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina and even Tennesee. Lexington is more Midwest than Southeast and the weather can't compete with Gainesville, Tuscaloosa or Baton Rouge.
And UK can't recruit in Big10 territory because the school isn't in a Big10 state. No way is a kid going to listen to a UK sales pitch when OSU, Michigan, Iowa, Penn State and Purdue are also calling.
It's just my theory but I think UK is too far north and removed from the rest of the SEC to be competitive in recruiting in that conference. And it's not in the Big10 so it has virtually no exposure north of the Ohio River.
Basketball, however, is a whole different ballgame (literally). Now as to why UK can't recruit against Louisville in football? I have no idea.