UK3 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/19/13) – Two junior college standouts, defensive tackle Cory “C.J.” Johnson and cornerback A.J. Stamps, have signed letters of intent with the University of Kentucky.

UK head football coach Mark Stoops made the announcement during a press conference Wednesday. Johnson is a 6' 3” junior from ASA college in Brooklyn, NY. Stamps is a 6' junior from East Mississippi Junior College in Scooba, Miss.

“I’m confident these guys will come in and help us,” said Stoops. “That’s the reason we recruited them. The fact that they’re here for the whole next semester, going through our off-season conditioning and going through spring ball is really important.”

Stoops also announced that Za'Darius Smith and Alvin “Bud” Dupree would both be returning next season. He added that he is obviously disappointed in the wins and losses of the prior season, but is very pleased with the progress that was made in a lot of areas.

“We are excited about recruiting and the offseason and moving forward with wrapping up this recruiting class and moving forward with the program. Some good things are happening right now with the renovations getting started and all those good things. Exciting time and looking forward to the future,” said Stoops.

Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class now includes seven signees, including five high school players who plan to enroll in January; quarterback Drew Barker, linebacker Dorian Hendrix, running back Mikel Horton, wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass and wide receiver T.V. Williams.

David Gillum
SurfKY News Reporter

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 11126

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6148

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5076

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4625

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4315

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 16356

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11126

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 30, 2015 2399

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1346

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1216

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1082

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2015 1001

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 926

UK Student Gaming System to Support Learning for…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 827

Police Searching for Suspect for Attempted ATM…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 488

Keeping the Faith - 'The Wisdom to Wait'

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 443

Hooked on Science - 'Inertia Antenna'

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 413

Commission Recommends Zoning Changes at Mahr…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News