Kentucky might have a top-three prospect committed for 2020, and I’m not talking about basketball.
This morning, national football recruiting guru Mike Farrell of Rivals.com released a list of his five favorite high school prospects in the country, and UK football commit Justin Rogers made the cut.
In fact, if the recruiting rankings were up to him, the future Wildcat would be ranked No. 3 overall.
“This might surprise a lot of people but I really like Justin Rogers and was blown away with what I saw from him when he played defensive tackle at the Future 50,” he said. “He was so dominant and quick he just looked like a prospect who will dominate in high school and if defense doesn’t work out, he could be an elite guard. He’s physical and I love his film as well.”
Yes, you read that correctly. A national recruiting analyst believes a Kentucky football commitment is the third-best recruit in the country.
Rogers, who is rated as Rivals’ No. 14 prospect in the class of 2020, chose the Wildcats back in May over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, and Michigan, among others. 247Sports lists the 6-foot-4, 315-pound prospect as the No. 55 recruit in the nation and has him at No. 43 overall on their Composite rankings.
Check out some of his highlights from last season: