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SOURCES: Marrow close to signing extension with Kentucky

Cats Illustrated reports that Kentucky is close to landing arguably its biggest recruit of this cycle and someone whose value far exceeds any one class.

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House of Blue discussion: Marrow close to extension with Kentucky through 2020

Sources have told Cats Illustrated that Vince Marrow, Kentucky's tight ends coach, recruiting coordinator and NFL Liaison, is close to signing an extension with the football program that will last through the 2020 season.

No details were immediate available in terms of compensation.

The contract, according to sources, has not yet been finalized but all that's left is for Marrow to put pen to paper and make it official.

One of the consistent challenges that Kentucky faces in recruiting, particularly in Ohio, is the claim made by other coaches that Marrow will not be at Kentucky in the future. This contract should help to ease any concerns about that in the minds of recruits who hear from Marrow on a regular basis.

Marrow has overseen almost all of the most highly-ranked recruiting classes in the modern history of the Kentucky football program, landing national recruits like Lynn Bowden and JaVonte Richardson from last year's class. He's on a roll in 2018 already with recent pledges from defensive end Alex Reigelsperger and Brenden Bates.

Altogether Marrow has been the lead recruiter for roughly 40-percent of all commitments in the Mark Stoops era.

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