One week before the college football season begins, ESPN is airing games between some of the nation’s top high school football programs. Tonight in primetime you will find a UK commit on the field.
Offensive tackle Jake Pope will wear No. 67 for the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints. A three-star prospect, Pope was recruited by Eddie Gran and committed to Kentucky in May. The nation’s No. 11 team will host DeMatha (Md.) at 7:00 on ESPN2.
Another UK recruit will play for Aquinas on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Defensive end Braylen Ingraham wears No. 9 for the Saints. After taking an official visit this summer, the Cats made Ingraham’s top six. UK will have to beat out Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon, Florida and Alabama for Ingraham’s services.