Will Kentucky Show Interest in LSU Transfer? There was a time where it looked like Kyree Young was prepared to pull the trigger and commit to Kentucky, but those brakes were pumped. We’ll find out Sunday at 3 p.m. If they sign no one else, it is still a very good recruiting class. Kentucky has a top 25 class currently? Volunteer State cornerback Adrian Huey explains why he chose Kentucky over Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi State. The most surprising candidate is from Kansas City, Tobechi Okoli. Nelson has previously camped with the Cats in Lexington, so he’s at least familiar with what the campus has to offer. Lynn Bowden is off to the NFL. Guided by fans and supported by the Courier Journal's beat reporters, we're here to give a behind-the-scenes look at the team and chat about what's on your mind. Conrad and George Asafo-Adjei, Dekel Crowdus and Jager Burton could be four-year stars. POSITION. Since the establishment of the Early Signing Period, the Wednesday before Christmas has acted as a celebration of sorts around the Joe Craft Football Training Facility as the fax machine officially welcomes players from across the country to the Big Blue Nation. D’Eryk Jackson had 10 tackles, two for losses, Five-star Justin Rogers stands out for Oak Park, Kentucky reportedly offers junior college, OT commit Joshua Jones selected to play in, Holy War goes to Lexington Christian despite. Currently ranked No. Read about high school players who might play college football, basetball and other sports at the university in Lexington KY. Casey is the only commit rated as a four-star prospect by all three of the major services. 43 by both Rivals and 247 Sports, the 2021 group will finish where most of Stoops’ classes have finished — in the mid-30s. An update from 247Sports on the status of Kentucky commit Torrance Davis. With Kentucky losing 2 or 3 major players from the position group, at the very least UK will need depth to back up the returning contributors. There’s a nice variety in the offensive athletes already in the fold and they probably aren’t finished. All five players would eventually commit to UK, with most pulling the trigger shortly after they assembled in Lexington. More preseason HS football links from Jared Peck (@HLpreps): Why Kentucky won out over Alabama, others, Three Kentuckians earn four-star status in, Jager Burton: 247Sports recruiting expert Steve Wiltfong flips, Kentucky in top two — along with Alabama —, Eight Kentucky players, 10 UK commits make, Corbin’s Trayveon Longmire doesn’t know if he wants to, A HS football recruit is revealing his decision. He’ll announce his decision Aug. 22 and likely choose Penn State over South Carolina and Oklahoma. (Incidentally, all rankings referenced in this column are from 247sports.com.). Yahtzee! Like C.J. Read this: The 5 Kentucky football players to watch in Citrus Bowl practices. Kentucky would love to add Knoxville Catholic defensive end Tyler Baron. Following the transfer of quarterback Danny Clark and with backup Gunnar Hoak set to graduate in the spring, leaving him the option to transfer and play immediately elsewhere, UK needed to sign two quarterbacks. Weaver and Casey are joined in the linebacker group by Knight-Goff, junior-college transfer Marquez Bembry and Stone Mountain, Georgia native Tra Wilkins. They’ve cast a wide net. The y-axis in this graph represents the percentage weight of the score that gets applied to an overall team ranking. The 6-4 Baron is another explosive pass rusher and is a high-4 star recruit (No. Meanwhile, freshman Beau Allen is also an exciting prospect. While his 2020 group will be tightly approaching the 85 scholarship limit, Stoops will look for offensive playmakers to supplement his dual-threat attack and defensive standouts to add depth, particularly up front. Over the last week, momentum feels to be gaining for Kentucky thanks to more than a few social media posts. Junior-college defensive back Kelvin Clemmons is expected to pick between UK and South Florida Wednesday. 3-star CB Maxwell Hairston commits to Kentucky. Of the three, Drennen is perceived to be the most likely to choose UK, but Kentucky could nab one or all of the 3. Kentucky is in the mix for Noah Josey, a top 25 offensive guard in America. Mark Stoops and Marrow cashed in on the Citrus Bowl success in 2020 by securing a five-star lineman and a quarterback early in the process, allowing for the Cats to build momentum until Sumrall made a splash on signing day. Marrow made early moves on Jamarius Dinkins. Ward and four-star Georgia prep safety Jammie Robinson are two of the defensive backs Kentucky is targeting to close its class. 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($) Kentucky considered a front … Dekel Crowdus is a lightning quick slot receiver, Armond Scott is a physical outside target, La’Vell Wright is a bruising running back, Chauncey Magwood has the skills to play inside or out and Christian Lewis can do just about anything you ask of a wide receiver. Nebraska, Auburn and Penn State are UK’s top contenders. Trigg is not the only tight end Kentucky is pursuing in the 2021 recruiting class. While Kentucky has 3 receiver signees in the class, it’s unclear whether any of those guys have the skill set to replace Bowden or Wagner. He has also written or assisted in writing five books, and his most recent, Almost Perfect (a study of baseball pitchers’ near-miss attempts at perfect games), is available on Amazon or at many local bookstores. Each week, we are giving away an ultimate homegating kit by Texas Pete. 393 in the nation). The same cannot be said about Michael Trigg. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: www.courier-journal.com/jonh. Bowl news: Benny Snell headed to NFL draft but will play for UK in Citrus Bowl. Miss. Kentucky is one of 11 finalists in Jabril McNeill‘s recruitment. Kentucky (5), Ohio (4), Georgia (4), Florida (4), Mississippi (1), South Carolina (1), Louisiana (1), Illinois (1), The postseason: Elite NFL draft prospect Josh Allen will play in the Citrus Bowl. He still landed several interesting prospects from the Buckeye State as well. 32 as well. While committed to Neal Brown’s program, Marrow offered Wilson-Lamp the chance to play in Mark Stoops’ secondary. For the first time in his tenure (and in several decades of UK football, if not longer), Stoops was able to redshirt his entire 2019 freshman class. It wouldn’t be a UK signing class without special mention of recruiting … 2021 Kentucky Commits (16 Total) NAME & LOCATION. If you bleed blue, you just found your new home. After following his recruitment for years, it feels like Burton is doing his recruiting due diligence before he ultimately chooses to commit to the school that offered him first and convinced him to switch from defensive to offensive line, the University of Kentucky. Folks around the program like where they stand with Dingle, even though a slew of Big Ten schools — including Ohio State — are hot on the trail. As Mark Stoops continues Kentucky’s uptick, the positive results of 4 consecutive bowl seasons are starting to show on the recruiting trail. So far five — more than one-third of the Wildcats’ commitments — are wide receivers or running backs. Gatewood did little wrong at Auburn, but Gus Malzahn decided to go with Bo Nix. Jeremy Flax, nation’s top JUCO offensive tackle, What does Joey Gatewood’s commitment mean for, Auburn transfer Joey Gatewood announces that, Check out all the future Division I players suiting up, Every freshman Kentucky signed as part of its 2019 class. Before we get too far ahead, take a look at who is already in the fold and who could be the next to roll the dice. Upon hearing a cornerback would soon be committing to Kentucky, I initially believed Maxwell Hairston was ready to roll the dice. North Hardin DB Jordan Lovett announcing his college choice on Wednesday. Finding the next Allen appears to be off to a strong start with four-star linebackers J.J. Weaver and Jared Casey headlining the class. Ranking the Week 1 performances of every SEC... Week 7: Saturday Spotlight Game Predictions (Late... 4-star junior LB Langston Patterson has ties to UK, Kentucky offers 4-stars in the 2022 class, WATCH || Armond Scott justifying ratings bump with stellar play, Top247 2022 QB Gavin Wimsatt taking time with the process, Scouting the Auburn defense: How UK can exploit their weaknesses, Caden Veltkamp talks Kentucky, relationship with Gavin Wimsatt, Marrow weighs in on COVID-19 impact on 2022 recruiting class, Watch Top247 2022 QB Gavin Wimsatt go through a workout, Kentucky WR commit Christian Lewis elevated to 4-star status, UK junior OL Austin Dotson ready for meaningful snaps, PHOTOS: No. Big Blue Banter is an independent site and is not affiliated with University of Kentucky. Vince Marrow has been working a little longer to get a flip from Andrew Wilson-Lamp. Four-star defensive tackle Josaih Hayes (a former Ole Miss commit) and athlete Drennen are two other big-name recruits who Kentucky is following closely. Kentucky adds commitments from two Ohio offensive linemen in as many days. Hailing from Oak Park, Michigan, home of UK sophomore Marquan McCall, Rogers committed to UK in May. Kentucky has done an outstanding job of developing defensive linemen, and again, has recently tried to redshirt as many players as possible, but it stands to reason that Rogers would be the exception. After a whirlwind courtship, Gatewood announced that he’ll play at Kentucky. 44 player in the nation and the best player from Michigan. Get the latest updates on UK athlete recruting. 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