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Kentucky is Hosting a Top Five Football Recruit this Weekend


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Last weekend UK rolled out the Blue Carpet for the top in-state football recruits.  This weekend UK will host the best of the best from the Buckeye State.

Earlier today on KSR, Matt Jones teased there would be a “huge” recruit in town this weekend.  To describe that recruit as “huge” might be an understatement.

Paris Johnson Jr. is the No. 5 high school football player in America.  The 6’7″ 300-pound offensive tackle from Cincinnati St. X  is the top-ranked offensive lineman in the country.  Johnson committed to Ohio State last June, but he’s spending this weekend in Lexington.

The other player in Johnson’s Tweet, Jaheim Thomas, is another Blue Chip recruit from Cincinnati.  Rivals ranks the Princeton High School athlete is the No. 10 outside linebacker in the 2020 class.

Thomas brought an elite teammate with him to Lexington.  Four-star defensive end Darrion Henry is ranked No. 42 overall by the 247 Composite Rankings.

Most recruiting analysts believe all three will eventually end up at Ohio State.  This weekend Vince Marrow is putting his foot in the door to prevent the Buckeyes’ new head coach, Ryan Day, from landing all three.

This trio is just a small sample of this weekend’s visitors.  Monday night I’ll provide more details on  how they visits went and who else made it campus.  Until then, enjoy highlights from the best the state of Ohio has to offer in the 2020 class.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

6 responses to “Kentucky is Hosting a Top Five Football Recruit this Weekend”

  1. ukkatzfan

    Big Blue will appreciate you. Both of you and anyone you can bring with you.

  2. Wade

    Big dogs on it and lex isn’t far from home for them. Come play in the sec and have some fun in the bluegrass with top notch everything. I love we’re getting these types in the building to see what’s going on ,and guess what?They dig it! We just gotta Keep pounding! Go cats. F the bucklies!

  3. Cmart0907

    Just getting these top notch kids on campus is a massive sign that UK is going in the right direction

    1. shelby

      U r absolutely right!

    2. notFromhere

      Yessir

  4. notFromhere

    Love what the staff is doing and love the kids that come in here to play for them. These kids have to have heart as well as talent, or the staff wouldn’t be going to all the effort.

    Hope they enjoy their visit!