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Kentucky’s Recruiting Guest List for Matchup with Florida


With the bright lights shining on Kroger Field for the Saturday night showdown against Florida, Kentucky is rolling out the blue carpet for top talent to see Kentucky potentially make history.  Most of UK’s 2018 recruiting class will be there, along with elite instate recruits, but first, the cream of the crop.

Zeke Correll — The Cincinnati native is the No. 10 offensive guard in the 2019 class and is a legacy recruit.  His grandfather Ray was an All-American for Bear Bryant, his Dad played defensive end at UK, his mother played softball and soccer at UK and his two sisters went to UK.

Chris Oats — Oats is a four-star linebacker who attends Mike Edwards’ high school, Cincinnati’s Winton Woods.  The No. 19 outside linebacker in the 2018 class has five leaders: Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Meechi Harris — A 6’2″ three-star wide receiver from Xenia, Ohio, just 15 miles east of Dayton, Kentucky has a 91-9 advantage over Michigan State in the 247 Crystal Ball.

Damien Lewis — The No. 2 JUCO offensive guard from Mississippi is taking his official visit to UK this weekend.  Kentucky’s toughest competition for Lewis is from South Carolina.

Ahdarrious Gee — The three-star junior inside linebacker from Crisp County, Georgia committed to South Carolina in July, but he might be reconsidering that pledge after last Saturday.

Moses Douglass — A four-star cornerback from Springfield, Ohio, Douglass is a top 250 player in the 2019 class.  He has more than 20 offers, but the 247 Crystal Ball currently predicts a two-horse race between Kentucky and Ohio State.

Paul Tyson — The great grandson of coaching legend Bear Bryant will be in the stands on Saturday.  Tyson is a top 15 pocket passer in the 2019 class from Trussville, Alabama.  Kentucky was one of the first schools to offer Tyson, extended a scholarship offer prior to his first high school start.

Hayden Wolff —  Kentucky is the only school who has offered the 6’5″ 2019 pocket passer from South Florida.

Justin Rogers — One of the youngest recruits that will be on campus, the 2020 offensive guard is Marquan McCall’s Oak Park (Mi.) teammate.  The 6’4″ 270 pound offensive guard is one of the most talented sophomores in the nation.

UK 2018 Commits

  • Jarren Williams, Four-Star Quarterback, Central Gwinnett (Ga.)
  • Brenden Bates, Four-Star Tight End, Cincinnati Moeller
  • Keaton Upshaw, Three-Star Tight End, Lima (Oh.) Senior
  • Tyler Bentley, Three-Star Defensive Tackle, Lakota West (Oh.)
  • Alex Reigelsperger, Four-Star Defensive End, Dayton Wayne (Oh.)
  • Xavier Peters, Four-Star Linebacker, Lakota West (Oh.)
  • DeAndre Square, Three-Star Outside Linebacker, Cass Technical (Mi.)
  • Marquan McCall, Four-Star Offensive Guard, Oak Park (Mi.)
  • Chance Poore, Three-Star Kicker, Westside (SC)
  • Manny Harper, Unranked Wide Receiver, Louisville Waggener

Instate Recruits

Wandale Robinson — What he lacks in size, the Western Hills all-purpose back makes up for in explosiveness.  The 5’8″ three-star 2019 prospect posts stupid stats on a regular basis, drawing comparisons to one of Frankfort’s finest, Ryan Timmons.

Bryan Hudson — The four-star offensive tackle from Scott County is one of the best at his position in the 2019 class.  Kentucky was the first to offer the multi-sport athlete who draws comparisons to Landon Young.

Tanner Bowles — The 6’5″ 280 pound offensive tackle from Glasgow is a four-star prospect in the 2019 class. LSU, Ole Miss and Louisville have shown a ton of interest, but John Schlarman is in the driver’s seat in Bowles’ recruitment.

JJ Weaver — A four-star edge rusher from Louisville Moore, UofL was one of the first to show interest in the 2019 prospect.

Beau Allen —  A member of the 2020 class, the Kentucky legacy recruit is in his first year as Lexington Catholic’s starting quarterback.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

3 responses to “Kentucky’s Recruiting Guest List for Matchup with Florida”

  1. Bill Selfs Hair Piece

    I thought I heard Blue Smith would be there, is that not true?

  2. dylangeorge7988

    BBN…

    This is why we need to be loud and rowdy, and show these kids that we’re behind our football program. I’m in section 210 and I hope no one behind me expects that I sit down- this is the biggest game for us in the last 10 years. WE NEED TO BE LOUD AND PROUD AND BE THAT 12TH MAN FOR OUR CATS!

  3. EastKYCAT

    This is a very important game. The results of the game can catapult the kind of talent Mark Stoops can coach up. I love the guys that we have and are doing amazing job. Can you imagine what it would be like if Coach was able to start developing multiple 5 star talent. It is actually scary to think.