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FB Recruiting Update: UK Hosts Elite Running Back


As spring football heats up, more and more recruits are visiting Kentucky’s campus.

Tuesday morning the Cats had company from Ohio.  Three-star Cincinnati running back Miyan Williams made the trip down I-75 to watch spring practice and see UK’s facilities.

A powerful 2020 running back that also holds an offer from Michigan, Williams attends Winton Woods High School, Mike Edwards and Chris Oats’ alma mater.  In one playoff game last fall, Williams rushed for 430 yards and six touchdowns to lead his team to a come-from-behind victory.

Williams was not the only recruit on campus this week.  Jonesborough, Tennessee athlete Prince Kollie was one of a few underclassmen that saw the facility.

About a dozen or so underclassmen have announced offers since UK hosted a slew of recruits for the first spring scrimmage last Saturday.  All of them received an added bonus on their visits last week with the departing senior class still in town for UK Pro Day.  At each spring practice you’ll find at least a handful of recruits on the sidelines.  The spring tour season also applies to UK targets visiting elsewhere.

Michael Drennen is Heating Up

One of UK’s other top running back targets is Michael Drennen.  While Williams brings the power, this Ohio running back excels in space.  The rising senior from Dublin Coffman can run out of the backfield or catch passes out of the slot.  This week the four-star recruit picked up offers from Ole Miss, Florida and Alabama, making life difficult for the Cats.

Florida Slides in on UK Commit

One of Kentucky’s early commits in the 2020 class is catching the eye of all the big dogs.  Between March 16-26, offensive tackle Gerald Mincey received offers from Florida’s big three: Florida State, Miami and Florida.  A teammate of Nik Scalzo at Cardinal Gibbons in Ft. Lauderdale, things change for Florida kids when the big dogs get involved.

And then, there’s this:

It’s never good to see the top-ranked player in the Commonwealth hanging out with Nick Saban.

Kind of a Big Deal

I wouldn’t leave you with bad news. One of the best players in America, Justin Rogers, is rocking UK swag to school.  That’s good for something, right?

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 responses to “FB Recruiting Update: UK Hosts Elite Running Back”

  1. Cousins Fake Tooth

    Why don’t the NCAA just make a rule that says once you commit, other schools can’t interfere? Kinda stupid.

    1. ClutchCargo

      The NCAA rule is that once you officially commit (sign the NLOI) other schools can’t interfere. The NCAA has no control over where and when someone verbally says they will go.

  2. michaelb

    430 yds 6 tds in a post season game !!?? aye carumba . Can almost put him in Canton for that alone

  3. notFromhere

    None of that is bad news. If Alabama is interested in someone we’re recruiting, it just means they’re good at football. Same goes for the Florida schools (remember, we beat one at their place last year?).