Josh Minkins Jr., a three-star safety at Ballard High School in Lousiville, has chosen to stay home and continue on the legacy of his father. Minkins’ father, Josh Sr., played at Louisville from 2000-03.
— Josh Minkins Jr (@joshminkins) June 14, 2019
A one-time Kentucky recruit, the 6-foot-3 Minkins recorded 15 tackles and three interceptions last season while also taking turns at wide receiver, where he caught 16 passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns.
A big reason for his commitment wasn’t just the Louisville connection, but the opportunity to play right away.
“Coach (Scott Satterfield) wants me to come in and play as a freshman,” Minkins Jr. said according to the Courier-Journal. “He doesn’t want me to come in there and sit around and be a freshman who gets passed up. I want to play early and put on for my city and represent.”
KSR went and watched Minkins Jr. play at Kentucky’s high school camps this past weekend where he had an up-and-down performance. It has been debated by the coaching staff whether or not they would have enough scholarships to offer Minkins with all the top-tier recruits the Wildcats are going after.
Minkins also considered Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Indiana, and Purdue before signing with the Cardinals.
No Yahtzee here, but it’s on to the next one.