Hudson dipping into JUCO ranks

Just one year ago, the Wildcat coaching staff hauled in one of the best junior college classes in the country. This year, the staff has not been swayed away from the juco ranks and expect to add some more impact players to the roster come January.

Utilizing the ties they created last year with the addition of Jamir Davis, the staff has offered City College of San Francisco quarterback Joseph Ayoob.

Ayoob, whom split time with Kansas signee Jason Swanson last season, is a mobile quarterback prospect from San Francisco. After Swanson went down with an injury, Ayoob led his loaded squad to the national championship. The eventual Most Valuable Player in CCSF's championship game last season, Ayoob led a 95-yard drive for the winning score.

"He's 6-3, 205, very athletic, with a strong arm," said CCSF Offensive Coordinator Dan Hayes.

"He's got a good mix of skills for a QB - he can drop back, rollout, escape, and run when needed. We run the option here occasionally and he's good at that.

Since his glorious fourth quarter drive, Ayoob has seen his recruitment pick up. He has offers from California, Kentucky, Michigan State, Louisiana State, and Oregon State. He is believed to be a heavy California lean, despite their quarterback laden roster.

"I've been the offensive coordinator at CCSF for 30 years, and I've seen a lot of talented players come through this program, including some very talented quarterbacks. I've seen Rodgers play, and he's doing a great job at Cal under Coach Tedford. But I also have to say that Joseph may now be the best quarterback recruit in the country."

Ayoob will enroll in January and be able to participate in Spring Drills.

City College of San Francisco is not the only school UK is utilizing their connections with.

Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas (former opponent of last year's signee Cedric Koger) currently stars two players that the staff has offered at this point. Mike West, a 6'2 210 pound cornerback/safety prospect whom signed with Iowa State out of high school, and Frantz Hardy, a wide reciever/cornerback prospect, both have been given an opportunity to be Wildcats.

West, whom is originally from Citra, Florida, has intentions of moving closer to the state of Florida to play his collegiate football at this point. He currently has offers from South Carolina, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Lousiville and Kentucky.

He is scheduled to graduate in December and be able to enroll in January, thus allowing him to participate in Spring Drills.

Hardy currently scores offers from South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville, and Texas A&M. His speed and good hands, make him an excellent prospect to play reciever or cornerback at the next level. Hardy has been timed in the forty, under a 4.3.

It is unknown at this time who are the leaders for these two, but UK figures to be a factor because of the connections made from last year's junior college class.


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