Losing programs succeed on recruiting trail
It usually turns more than a few heads when a top high school recruit commits to a struggling program.
There are many reasons, including the school's proximity to home, a relationship with a recruiter, the system the staff runs or maybe a new coach.
Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia have not had a lot of success recently - going a combined 9-27 last season - but enter Wednesday's national Signing Day having landed some of the schools' best recruiting classes ever.
Kentucky is 4-20 the last two years, but its class is ranked 13th by Rivals.com.
Second-year Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says recruits "fully understand that we're in the process of building a program ... They believe in what we're doing and where we're going."