National Signing Day is just three days away, and the Kentucky football coaching staff is looking to bring in some elite talent to close out their 2019 recruiting class.
One of those stars? Four-star wide receiver Devonta Lee.
And judging by his most recent comments, things are looking pretty good for the Wildcats.
Lee, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver out of Amite, LA, said that he “fell in love with Kentucky” during his official visit to Lexington this weekend.
— Devonta Lee (@DevontaleeLee) December 16, 2018
The Under Armour All-American holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, and Texas, among others, though most experts believe Lee’s recruitment will come down to LSU, Alabama, and Kentucky.
Rivals lists Lee as the No. 80 prospect in the nation and the No. 9 athlete overall, while 247 Sports has him at No. 177 and ESPN has him at No. 208 overall.
Lee’s high school teammate and Kentucky quarterback commit, Amani Gilmore, was also on his official visit in Lexington this weekend. After the visit, he let the Twitter world know he wanted his dynamic receiving partner to join him at Kentucky.
— Amani Gilmore (@iam_maniiii) December 16, 2018
Here they were together during the jersey photo-op part of the visit:
Kentucky’s starting running back for next season also did his part to let Lee know he was more than welcome in Lexington:
Blessings bro bro!! https://t.co/jWebHWDSgF
— Aj Rose Jr. ? (@ajrose_10) December 16, 2018
If you haven’t seen this kid play yet, stop what you’re doing and watch just a few of his highlights.
This was just from the Class 2A Championship game last week, where he finished with 191 total yards on offense, two touchdowns, one forced fumble, and one interception:
Just a day in the office for Megatron — AKA Rivals100 ATH Devonta Lee (@DevontaleeLee), who accounted for 191 yards of offense, 2 TD, a FF and an INT to help Amite to a Class 2A championship@JeritRoser @cls_empire @ChadSimmons_ @RowlandRIVALS pic.twitter.com/XkCNy00nAU
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) December 8, 2018
He doesn’t have a senior highlight tape out quite yet, but his junior film will do:
This would be one heck of a signature to pull off next week…
Bring him on home, Coach Stoops.