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The State of Kentucky Football Recruiting


The Cats' most recent commit, Jordan Wright (@JayyDubb15).

The Cats’ most recent commit, Jordan Wright (@JayyDubb15).

Kentucky Football Class of 2017

NamePositionHometownHeightWeight 247 Composite
Javonte RichardsonWRMaple Heights, Oh.6-42104-star
Tyrell Ajian ATH/DBMansfield, Oh.6-11854-star
Joshua PaschalSDEOlney, Md.6-42554-star
Danny ClarkQBStow, Oh.6-42253-star
Alex KingDEMason, Oh.6-42353-star
Phil HoskinsDT (JUCO)Toledo, Oh. 6-52753-star
Bryant KobackRBHolland, Oh.5-111913-star
Joshua AliWRHollywood, Fl.6-01803-star
Clevan ThomasWRHollywood, Fl.5-111903-star
Michael NesbittCBFt. Lauderdale, Fl.6-01853-star
Jamin DavisOLBLincolnton, Ga.6-32053-star
Walker WoodQBLexington, Ky.6-11873-star
Quinton BohannaDTCordova, Tn.6-32753-star
Nassir WatkinsOTOlney, Md.6-63003-star
Christopher Whittaker DEHollywood, Fl.6-42463-star
Cedrick DortCBPalm Bech Gardens, Fl.6-11653-star
Austin DotsonOTBelfry, Ky.6-63053-star
Sebastien DolcineOLMiramar, Fl. 6-42853-star
Lonnie JohnsonSGary, In.6-31903-star
Jordan Wright DEFt. Lauderdale, Fl.6-52253-star
Isaiah EppsWRJerks, Ok.6-31853-star
Yusuf CorkerCBStockbridge, GA 6-01853-star

By the Numbers

Players lost next season by position:

  • OL: 4
  • RB: 3 (2 walk-on fullbacks)
  • WR: 2
  • DL: 2
  • DB: 3

Commits by position:

  • OL: 3
  • QB: 2
  • RB: 1
  • WR: 4
  • DL: 6
  • LB: 1
  • DB: 4

Commits by state:

  • Florida: 7
  • Ohio: 6
  • Kentucky: 2
  • Maryland: 2
  • Indiana: 1
  • Georgia: 1
  • Tennessee: 1
  • Oklahoma: 1

Who’s Next?

Lynn Bowden —  The Youngstown native would be the highest ranked recruit in the class, maybe the highest ranked recruit ever to commit to Kentucky.  The Cats are in a great position for the 4-star athlete.

Bruce Judson — Lamar Thomas and Darin Hinshaw visited the 3-star athlete early in the recruiting season.  The South Florida commit has an official visit scheduled for January 11.

Jon Ford —  A teammate of Jordan Wright, the defensive lineman is committed to Miami but things may change after he visited Kentucky before the dead period.

Ohio Duo — Ohio wide receiver Danny Davis has been a mainstay on the recruiting trail for months.  If the Cats take another offensive lineman it will offensive tackle Thayer Munford.

Kevaughn Dingle — After removing his commitment to The U, Dingle announced Kentucky was his leader.  The 4-star wide receiver will visit UK January 27.

For more, check out this story from the Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

4 responses to “The State of Kentucky Football Recruiting”

  1. Luether

    As always, the Cats need more SEC caliber athletes – particularly on the offensive and defensive lines…

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  2. WeareBBN

    The Oline will be good, lots of young talent on team now. Nice to see so many DL in the class, add another LB or they may plan on moving one of the DL to LB. In any event the talents keeps getting better and if we get good QB play we have a very strong team. Can’t wait till next year, already looking for my season tix renew date.

  3. Kat 308

    Lovin it
    Come on Lynn Bowden