Kentucky Football Gets a Verbal from 3-Star Defensive Back Cody Quinn

Nick Nafpliotis@@NickNafster79Correspondent IJanuary 15, 2012

Joker Phillips and the University of Kentucky football team got some good news today when Cody "Tyren" Quinn, who had previously been committed to Illinois, committed to Kentucky this weekend.  

In addition to it being reported on Bleed Blue Kentucky, Quinn also confirmed his status as the later member of the Wildcat's 2012 recruiting class on his twitter page

Quinn is ranked as the #67 cornerback prospect in the country by ESPN and the #62 overall prospect in the state of Ohio.  Quinn had stated that new Kentucky defensive backs coach Mike Cassity was one of the main reasons for interest in coming to UK.

This news along with Derrick Moncrief opening his recruitment back up after decommitting from Southern Miss means that Kentucky has a very good chance to bolster its 2012 class with some quality defensive backs.  

Despite this good news, I'm still not terribly impressed with the current recruiting class. Joker Phillips got rid of excellent position coaches like Jimmy Heggins and Rick Petri in the name of bringing in better recruiters. While the addition of Quinn and the possible addition of Moncrief definitely improve the current class' ranking, Kentucky is still getting out recruited by far too many programs, including ones with inferior facilities like Vanderbilt.  

Hopefully Joker Phillips will have some big signing day surprises, like a stud LB or DT, which are desperately needed.  

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