2015 Texas QB Jarrett Stidham Adds UK Offer
I had the chance to catch up with Stephenville, Texas QB Jarrett Stidham tonight. Stidham is one of the top rising QB’s in the Junior class. He already sports offers from: Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech, and now Kentucky. Stidham was born in Corbin, Kentucky but moved to Richmond, Kentucky at a young age. At age 8, he and his family moved to Texas. He has no favorites right now and is giving every school that has offered him a fair shot.
Derek: What is your height and weight? 40 yard dash?
Jarrett: “I’m currently 6’4, 190 pounds and my fastest 40 time is 4.59.”
Derek: Do you have any planned visits or schools you plan on visiting?
Jarrett: “I have visited The University of Texas, Texas A&M, and Baylor. I plan on taking a visit to The University of Florida and attend a camp while I’m there. I will also visit UK on July 19th-20th.”
Derek: What factors will play into your decision on where you will attend college?
Jarrett: “I want to go to a school that has a high powered offense. You know, a school that throws the ball a lot and is up-tempo. I obviously want a school that has good academics as well. A great strength and conditioning program is huge for me as well. The big thing for UK at this point is that I’m from there and I grew up a huge fan of UK.”
Derek: Who is your main recruiter at UK?
Jarrett: “Coach (Tommy) Mainord. I know him from when he originally started recruiting me for Texas Tech. But tonight was the first night I was able to talk with Coach Stoops directly.”
Derek: What are some of your biggest strengths on the football field?
Jarrett: “I can throw the ball really well and I can also make plays with my feet. I’m also very smart with the ball.”
Derek: What is your favorite part of the recruiting process to this point?
Jarrett: “Definitely just building relationships wth the coaches. It’s cool that they’re calling you and talking to you about their school and you’re also calling them wanting to learn more. It’s just been really cool to meet different coaches and learn new things about each school.”
Keep in mind that Stidham is just going to be a junior this season. He will be making his first starts as a QB on the varsity level this season. It’s very early in the process for Stidham but UK will likely stay within the top 5 of his list no matter who wants him.
*Photo credit to 247sports.com*