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Former Kentucky pledge Jordan Watkins commits to Louisville

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Former Kentucky commitment Jordan Watkins has officially turned to the dark side.

This morning, the 2020 three-star wide receiver out of Butler High School announced his commitment to Scott Satterfield and the Louisville Cardinals.

“The recruiting process takes a lot of twists and turns, and at times can be very confusing,” he said in his announcement post on Twitter. “You year the opinions and wants of so many people around you. At the end of the day, it’s important to trust your instincts and make a decision based on what you know is best for you.”

“With that being said, I KNOW the best place for me is to STAY HOME and wear Cardinal Red!” Watkins continued. “I am officially fulfilling a childhood dream and COMMITTING to the UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE!”

Here was the official announcement:

After originally committing to Kentucky back on June 22, the 6-foot-0 three-star athlete out of Louisville backed off his pledge on October 10.

Watkins is considered the No. 1157 prospect in the nation and No. 13 player in Kentucky in the 2020 247Sports player rankings.

Come on down, Michael Drennen.


Kentucky pass-rusher JJ Weaver’s mother dismisses transfer rumors

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2019 four-star defensive end signee and current Kentucky freshman pass-rusher JJ Weaver isn’t going anywhere… If you ask his mother, at least.

Over the last several days, rumors have circulated that the Louisville, KY (Moore Traditional) product was second-guessing his decision to sign with Kentucky and was contemplating a transfer to the University of Louisville.

And then over at Cardinal Authority – Louisville’s 247Sports affiliate – UofL insider Jody Demling reportedly said there is “smoke” to these rumors, adding that it’s “not a flimsy rumor” that the prized Kentucky signee was thinking about heading home to play for the Cardinals.

This afternoon, however, the former four-star prospect’s mother, Stacey Sherrell, announced on Twitter that her son “AIN’T GOING NO DAMM WHERE” and respectfully asked fans to “KILL THAT NOISE!!”

Weaver was listed as the No. 213 prospect in the class of 2019, the 14th-best player in the class at his position, and the fourth-best prospect in the state of Kentucky on Rivals.com. As a senior, the Moore Traditional product recorded 70 tackles, 10 sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery, helping lead Moore to 11 wins and a spot in the quarterfinals of the state championships.

Weaver chose Kentucky over Louisville, Miami, Georgia, Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Purdue, among others, out of high school.

Through six games, the 6-foot-5, 237-pound outside linebacker has not played and is currently on pace to redshirt this season.


UK Fans of the Day want Saturday Football Recruiting Notes

I don’t know who that guy knows, but I sure don’t want to meet him. I do know that Kentucky’s coaching staff did a lot of recruiting during the bye week.

Offers Extended to Underclassmen

Dakota Patterson — Kentucky is the first school to offer Corbin’s 6-3 freshman wide receiver.

Jantzen Dunn — The South Warren athlete from the class of 2021 also has offers from WKU and UofL.

Jaden Payne and Kenneth Beard— Michael Smith awarded each junior from Cane Ridge, Tn. their first scholarship offers.

Logan Taylor — Brad White offered the 6-8, 290-pound junior offense tackle from Alexandria, Va.

Jordan Young — The junior defensive back from Tampa’s Jesuit High School already has offers from Alabama, Florida and Florida State.

Ronald Williams Jr. — The only upperclassman on the list, UK offered this JUCO cornerback from Hutchinson C.C. is in the 2020 class.

Peter Delaportas — You have to look for quarterbacks earlier than most positions. Darin Hinshaw offered this 6-3 pocket-passing sophomore from New Jersey. Delaportas already holds offers from Boston College and Rutgers.

Salute to Square

The coaches weren’t the only ones watching Friday Night Football. UK linebacker DeAndre Square made the trek from Lexington to Hazard to watch the Bulldogs take on Somerset.  UK target Kaiya Sheron completed 10-of-18 passes for 136 yards, two touchdowns and an interception to give the Briar Jumpers a 21-9 victory. This play right before half was a back-breaker for Hazard.

The home team didn’t get the W, but they did appreciate Square’s presence at the game. The UK Detroit native took pictures and signed autographs for fans after he was named a Duke of Hazard.

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Two Scoops

One of UK’s top remaining targets, defensive tackle Octavious Oxendine, pulled off a 25-yard scoop and score for North Hardin in a victory over Meade County. Butler High School did not get the win, but Jordan Watkins showed off excellent athleticism in this extra effort play.

Tyler Baron Connections

The elite defensive lineman from Knoxville officially visited Kentucky for the Florida game. Also considering Ohio State and Tennessee, his father is currently on the Vols’ payroll. Patrick Abernathy serves on Jeremy Pruitt’s staff in a player development role.

Baron has a connection to Kentucky too. His coach at Knoxville Catholic, Steve Matthews, played alongside Vince Marrow with the Kansas City Chiefs. A tip of the cap to Josh Edwards for digging into Baron’s background.