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Quick notes from Kentucky football’s Saturday Night Primetime Camp


Kentucky held its annual Saturday Night Primetime Camp this evening, where some of the nation’s top prospects flocked to Lexington to receive individual instruction from the UK coaching staff and explore facilities.

Some of the biggest names in attendance? Four-star linebacker and top-50 prospect Quandarrius Robinson, four-star defensive tackle Eric Taylor, four-star wide receiver Jayson Jones, and four-star defensive end Samuel Anaele, among several others.

I will have some other more in-depth posts about Saturday’s camp in a bit and throughout the day tomorrow leading up to the Sunday Showcase Camp, but here are just a few quick hitters for now:

After working out in front of coaches yesterday, Kentucky commitments Beau Allen, John Young, and Andru Phillips did not participate today. Young came early in the day to mingle with coaches and other prospects, but left not long after. As far as I know, Allen and Phillips weren’t in attendance.

Moving on to what we did see today, four-star wideout Jayson Jones was one of my favorite prospects in attendance today.

The 5-foot-11 prospect out of Birmingham, AL showed off tremendous quickness and fluidity, solid route-running ability, and great hands.

Beyond pure ability, he had a great personality and really seemed to be enjoying his time in Lexington.

2020 four-star linebacker Quandarrius Robinson did not participate in the camp, but he was in attendance mingling with other elite prospects, definitely enjoying his time on campus. There were several rumblings throughout the event that not only is 247 Sports’ No. 41 player overall genuinely interested in the Kentucky program, but a commitment in the not-so-distant future is a possibility.

Between Robinson, Eric Taylor, and Samuel Anaele, there were certainly some freaky physical prospects on campus.

2021 three-star offensive guard Jager Burton showed up after receiving an offer from Clemson just two days ago. He was there with 2021 three-star wide receiver Dekel Crowdus, his teammate at Frederick Douglass. Neither participated, but Vince Marrow showed them around on a golf cart throughout the afternoon.

2020 three-star safety and Ballard HS (Louisville) product Josh Minkins Jr. was fairly hit and miss today, which drew a few questions from those in attendance. He started out the day by not testing or going through workouts and only began participating later on in the event. When he first went through some of the drills, it took a while before he shook off some of the rust and finally found his groove. He definitely turned it around toward the end and put together a string of four or five really solid reps. He had one matchup at the end against Ricky White Jr., a three-star wide receiver out of Marietta, GA, that was arguably the best one-on-one of the day.

Mike Hall, an unranked 2021 defensive lineman out of Streetsboro, OH, had a phenomenal day in front of the Kentucky coaching staff, doing enough to earn his very first Division I scholarship offer.

A name to keep our eyes on in the future, check out Hall’s sophomore year highlights:

Kentucky is also expected to receive a commitment from a massive offensive talent over the next 24 hours. Could be as early as tonight. Be prepared.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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