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'We'll use this picture for years to come when recruiting'


The excitement at Mark Stoops introductory press conference was quite a big deal, but Kentucky having more people in attendance at their spring game than Texas did was even bigger.

In 2012, Kentucky recorded just 4,500 fans in attendance. Just a few months ago the excitement that Stoops and his staff brought to Lexington helped them register nearly 51,000 fans, easily ranking in the top 10 for spring game attendance.

The image above, along with countless others that the staff and University took during the spring game that set their attendance record, will be used for years to come with recruits, and have a monumental impact when recruiting, offensive coordinator Neal Brown explained.

"Kids want to come play in front of passionate fan bases and a lot of people," Brown told Central Kentucky News. "For those recruits that were at that game, or the other recruits that we've sent pictures to, or other information about that game, it has a huge, huge, huge lasting effect."

We're excited to see how coach Stoops and coach Brown channel that excitement into their on the field product this fall, and for years to come.