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Kentucky Looks To Honor Deceased Recruit

deantre-turmanHere’s hoping the NCAA doesn’t get in the way of this one.

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops is hoping to honor a 16-year-old UK recruit who last weekend died of a broken neck suffered during a high school scrimmage.  The new Wildcat coach wants to formalize his school’s offer to DeAntre Turman by sending his family an official letter.

Stoops had this to say about the situation:


“Just like everybody else, just very sad to hear the news.  That’s tragic, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family — with his dad.

We’re asking for some options on things that we’re allowed to do, whether we could just send — you know, we’re not normally allowed to mail an offer letter to somebody that age.  We’d like to do that.  Maybe the father would like to have that as a memento.”


That’s a nice gesture from the Kentucky staff.  One would think the NCAA would allow it.




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