UK Commit and Kenton Prospect Larry Wells Doesn't Care About Ohio State

July 14, 2014 at 10:45a    by DJ Byrnes    
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Larry Wells is a fast-rising offensive line prospect from Kenton, Ohio. Kentucky, which has been a thorn in the side to mid and bottom-table Big Ten teams, was one of the first programs to offer Wells. He didn't even have a recruiting service ranking at the time.

When they got him on campus, Wells felt a connection with UK and pledged his services so far. According to Kentucky.com, Wells says the UK coaches told him he was their top lineman on their board.

Now, some other programs have seen the potential in Larry Wells, and they're trying to bully their way into the game for the services of the 2015 lineman, who is now rated as a three-star prospect Rivals.

Two of those programs are Michigan State and Ohio State, and it appears Wells is a fan of neither.

"Pretty much, 'Thanks, but no thanks,'" Wells told Kentucky.com on what he said to Michigan State. "I mean, it's awesome to get an offer from them. It's a Big Ten program, but I'm happy with where I'm at."

On Ohio State, he was much more succinct. 

"I don't care about [Ohio State] at all," he said.

Fair enough, Larry, fair enough. Sometimes the lure of a program that won two games in 2013 can be strong.


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RoyMunson's picture

Do you see what happens Larry? Do you see what happens?

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Fatpants's picture

Who said anything about him friending a stranger in the Alps?

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Riggins's picture

Fuck it, Dude. Let's go Rose Bowling.

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chemicalwaste's picture

Any bowl is more than Kentucky goes to most of the time.

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osu07asu10's picture

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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DaytonBuck1980's picture

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

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Ethan_Buck's picture

I dont always root for college athletics, but when i do (which is most of the time) I choose THE Ohio State Buckeyes.

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BroJim's picture

TV edit: "When you find a stranger in the Alps!"

I season my simple food with hunger

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dubjayfootball90's picture

The responses to this thread made my day

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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el duderino's picture

Mine, too.

In fact, they brought me out of an unintentional (but definitely off-season related) commenting hiatus.

It's good to be back.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

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RoyMunson's picture

This aggression passiveness will not stand, man.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

NON-STORY IS A NON-STORY

Cardale Jones. Cardale Jones! CARDALE JONES!!

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jedkat's picture

Let's argue against the non-story narrative and put out a new article about said narrative then spend twenty minutes of the podcast arguing against new said narra....wait, we're not ESPN. Carry on....

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back, so I just ran him over"

~ Joey Bosa

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Grayskullsession's picture

But but but.....SEC.....

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Since he's going to the team that won 7 straight NC, why would he care about two small programs?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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Fatpants's picture

Go lose then. Next.

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vwhiegs57's picture

I've watched this kid play, as he plays in the WBL against my VW Cougars, i truely don't see the hype in this kid. He plays in a very WEAK WBL, and doesn't really stand out to me, other than his size, but that's due to the average OL in the WBL being about 195!! This dude would have no chance against Joel Penton(VW) when he was soph., let alone Joel as a senior, but you just don't have that size and talent in the WBL to go up against.

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sox33osu's picture

This. While Kenton did produce the Mauks, this dude isn't facing anything remotely close to the kind of DLmen that guys in, say, Cleveland or Cincy face. I find it hilarious that he can honestly say he "doesn't care at all" about Ohio State. It's cool to be loyal to the program that offered you early, but don't sound like an unappreciative d-bag when an enormous dog like OSU comes along and shows interest.

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BuckeyeinToledo's picture

but that's due to the average OL in the WBL being about 195!!

As a alumni of Bath, I will agree to this previous statement!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

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Mortc15's picture

You also can't overlook the fact that Kenton runs a full spread offense, which means that he's pass blocking EVERY play. How does anyone even know if he can drive block, which is necessary for running? 

He also recently followed me on twitter. I bet he loves all the OSU stuff I post all the time! 

Buck-I4Life

apack614's picture

He would have a chance with the great Ed Warriner coaching him. If he cared lol

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

KeithMC33's picture

Don't you all just wish we could get UK on the schedule and maybe rotate them with Cincinnati, West Virginia and Pitt to create a nice little regional rivalry? I think it would be great, plus it would be great to give UK a royal ass beating 

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Fatpants's picture

I think stomping them every second or third year would help to curb their Ohio recruiting efforts.

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Jabba1977's picture

And Fools Shine On!!

SECHATER77

s.pasadena fl's picture

Excellent KeithMC33, A regional rivalry is something everyone could enjoy.  I really like the idea!

Ed Hopper

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FROMTHE18's picture

This kid has definitely looked too much at the SEC patch on UK's uni's and convinced himself that UK is an 'SEC' football program. They've gone 4-20 in their last two seasons with 0 SEC wins. I don't think he's necessarily taking a stab at MSU or OSU, but if he is, he's an idiot.  

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MN Buckeye's picture

Look, if the kid is not interested, he is not interested. Not a big deal.

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sox33osu's picture

It's not about simply not being interested. If I played basketball, say I was committed to Cincinnati and then UConn started to show interest. I'd never have interest in going there, but if asked, I'd at least show respect that such a prestigious program is showing interest in me. It's about having some tact and humility, something he clearly doesn't have.

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WezBuck28's picture

I would like to get Kentucky on our schedule...just once..

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Hovenaut's picture

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

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Groveport Heisman's picture

It was nice  getting a MSU offer because they are a B1G school but he doesnt give a shit about tOSU period? Sounds like bitterness.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

jamesrbrown322's picture

Just sayin...

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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juniorbuck's picture

Kenton is the real asshole of Ohio

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johnblairgobucks's picture

I take it you've never been to Fostoria.....

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buckeyestu's picture

My hometown is 10 minutes from Fostoria, I have not seen all the cities in Ohio, but I would say Fostoria sucks.

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robobuck's picture

It's pronounced('keh-ehn). I grew up twenty minutes away outside Bellefontaine. I'm guessing this kid was trying not to get his hopes up- it's no fun having your offer rescinded because you can't read. Kidding aside, he's making a huge mistake. "Jackie Trehorn draws a lot of water in this town, you dont draw (redacted) Lebowski"

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

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krodawg's picture

Good luck to the young man. Stay humble and don't hold on to grudges. Life is waayyy too short.

Knarcisi's picture

With those arms like my mother, I'm sure we didn't even recruit him. 

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lvccacamcrca's picture

Where the hell is Kenton? Enjoy the basketball team kid, they will win more games in a month than you will in your career

robobuck's picture

Hardin county...duh! (Sarcasm font malfunction)

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

[Insert Ryan Timmons conversation here]

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ANuttyBuckeye's picture

I sat next to him at a restaurant earlier this year and overheard him talking to some other Kenton teammates about this and he liked OSU, but there were too many bigger better linemen in front of him. He admitted that Kentucky would lose a lot, but he would just get more PT there and thats what he wanted.

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EDUGOON's picture

WHO THE HELL IS LARRY WELLS? SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED TO CALL IN NICK BOSA TO HANDLE THIS ONE!

"We Don't Believe You, You Need More People"- Hova #GOBUCKS #FreeElGuapo #Famthik

mtrotb's picture

Total freakin waste of server space.  Slow day.

mtrotb

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AndyVance's picture

Thank you for enlightening the rest of us about what passes for useful content. We might have never known otherwise.

otrain2416's picture

Maybe Larry met some friends on the basketball team and figures he can get an extra ring from them.

osubucguy's picture

Wish the kid the best of luck playing for whichever coach he ends up with after Muschamp gets canned halfway through the season. Should work out great.

Mortc15's picture

.....muschamp coaches at Florida. Mark Stoops is UK coach. 

Buck-I4Life

Bucki78's picture

I grew up in Kenton and watching them pretty much dominate the WBL since 2000.  They haven't had many kids there make it to big schools with scholarships until recently.  I think it's great that he's going to UK.  Maty Mauk went to Missouri 2 years ago, Noah Furbush joining *ichigan this year.  Granted I'd rather see them in the Scarlet & Gray it's just not meant to be I guess.  It should be no knock on them for choosing another school over OSU though.  I can only hope Kenton can continue to build without Mike Mauk the head coach.

"But I don't have to rely on a lot of people to tell me about the traditions of Ohio State. I lived it, I breathed it, I know it and I love it." - Urban Meyer

Jabba1977's picture

How can you be from Ohio and not care about the Big Ten Conference?

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