I don’t know who that guy knows, but I sure don’t want to meet him. I do know that Kentucky’s coaching staff did a lot of recruiting during the bye week.
Offers Extended to Underclassmen
Dakota Patterson — Kentucky is the first school to offer Corbin’s 6-3 freshman wide receiver.
Jantzen Dunn — The South Warren athlete from the class of 2021 also has offers from WKU and UofL.
Jaden Payne and Kenneth Beard— Michael Smith awarded each junior from Cane Ridge, Tn. their first scholarship offers.
Logan Taylor — Brad White offered the 6-8, 290-pound junior offense tackle from Alexandria, Va.
Jordan Young — The junior defensive back from Tampa’s Jesuit High School already has offers from Alabama, Florida and Florida State.
Ronald Williams Jr. — The only upperclassman on the list, UK offered this JUCO cornerback from Hutchinson C.C. is in the 2020 class.
Peter Delaportas — You have to look for quarterbacks earlier than most positions. Darin Hinshaw offered this 6-3 pocket-passing sophomore from New Jersey. Delaportas already holds offers from Boston College and Rutgers.
Salute to Square
The coaches weren’t the only ones watching Friday Night Football. UK linebacker DeAndre Square made the trek from Lexington to Hazard to watch the Bulldogs take on Somerset. UK target Kaiya Sheron completed 10-of-18 passes for 136 yards, two touchdowns and an interception to give the Briar Jumpers a 21-9 victory. This play right before half was a back-breaker for Hazard.
— Willie Hope (@WillieWYMT) October 5, 2019
The home team didn’t get the W, but they did appreciate Square’s presence at the game. The UK Detroit native took pictures and signed autographs for fans after he was named a Duke of Hazard.
One of UK’s top remaining targets, defensive tackle Octavious Oxendine, pulled off a 25-yard scoop and score for North Hardin in a victory over Meade County. Butler High School did not get the win, but Jordan Watkins showed off excellent athleticism in this extra effort play.
Pretty impressive play from Butler's Jordan Watkins (@jordantwatkins) against Central Hardin tonight. The UK commit showing some speed to chase down the runner and force the fumble. pic.twitter.com/KeJRtlneZq
— Dominique Yates (@RealDYates) October 4, 2019
Tyler Baron Connections
The elite defensive lineman from Knoxville officially visited Kentucky for the Florida game. Also considering Ohio State and Tennessee, his father is currently on the Vols’ payroll. Patrick Abernathy serves on Jeremy Pruitt’s staff in a player development role.
Baron has a connection to Kentucky too. His coach at Knoxville Catholic, Steve Matthews, played alongside Vince Marrow with the Kansas City Chiefs. A tip of the cap to Josh Edwards for digging into Baron’s background.