Top recruits are going in and out of the Kentucky football facility on a daily basis this summer. Over the weekend, the Cats had their biggest recruiting event of the season.
Three-star tight end Nikolas Ognenovic made this visit to Lexington his first official. Nik Scalzo’s tight end at Ft. Lauderdale’s Cardinal Gibbons High School, Ognenovic said he “felt the love” as soon as he stepped on campus. With his potential future position coach, Vince Marrow, he posted the following picture with the caption, “I had an unbelievable first official visit at the University of Kentucky!”
Ognenovic was joined by five other official visitors: outside linebacker Marquez Bembry, cornerback Jaden Davis, defensive end Braylen Ingraham, offensive lineman Triston Miller and pass rusher Ruke Orhorhoro.
Not long after Davis, a four-star Top 300 prospect from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, arrived on campus, he Tweeted, “I’m at home when I’m down here in Lexington.” He’ll choose his permanent college home on July 18.
Davis’ four-star Thomas Aquinas teammate, Ingraham, announced once he returned home that he will soon release a Top Six. Expect to see Kentucky’s name on that list.
Bembry liked UK so much, the JuCo edge rusher committed as soon as he returned home. Miller, an Under Armour All-American from North Carolina, seems to have enjoyed his trip to the Bluegrass.
Great visit! Kentucky showing a lot of LOVE! ?? pic.twitter.com/fD32zyhshi
— Triston Miller (@darylmiller033) June 9, 2018
Orhorhoro provided the most significant details about this weekend’s official visits in an interview with Rivals’ Josh Helmholdt. Hosted by nose tackle Quinton Bohanna, Orhorhoro enjoyed spending time with the players, all of which interacted like they were brothers.
“It went amazing,” Orhorhoro said. “I loved the people there, the atmosphere and the environment. It was way better than I expected.”
They didn’t beat football into his head, refraining from the topic completely during his first two days as they toured the football facilities and academic buildings around campus. They even paid a visit to a local horse farm, which produced a fantastic response.
“It was pretty cool. I had never been to a horse farm in my life and those horses are really big in-person. They showed us a lot to do in Kentucky.”
The three-star Michigan pass-rusher will be in Clemson tomorrow before he officially visits Indiana next weekend. Michigan is the other school in Orhorhoro’s top four.
Kentucky will host a few more official visitors this week. Four-star Michigan defensive end Michael Fletcher is expected to arrive today, but I don’t think he got there before Georgia outside linebacker Tra Wilkins.
— T R A W I L K I N S (@Tra7_) June 12, 2018