Kentucky Football’s five-star recruiter isn’t going anywhere.
In a brief statement posted on his twitter account, Wildcats recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach Vince Marrow announced he will stay at Kentucky despite interviewing for Youngstown State’s head coaching vacancy.
Hey BBN I love ❤️ and appreciate you guys more than you know! It’s been a pleasure working for UK fans across the country. That said my desire to stay in the Commonwealth is greater than my desire to return to Youngstown and be Head Coach. Thanks for the respect & consideration
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) February 1, 2020
Marrow is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and as expected appeared to be a top candidate to fill the head coaching void in his hometown. Instead, he’ll return to a Kentucky program that he’s been a crucial part of turning around.
Since arriving in Lexington in 2013, Marrow has helped put together four bowl teams and a 10 win squad in 2018.
Kentucky’s 2020 class is rated as the highest in school history as Rivals ranks the Wildcats 2020 recruiting class as 21st best in the nation.
The 2020 class has a chance to get even better as four-star wide all-purpose back Michael Drennen II is set to choose between Kentucky and USC during national signing day on Feb. 5.
Retaining Marrow is a massive victory for a Kentucky program looking to reach the SEC Championship for the first time in school history.