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Xavier Peters’ Commitment to Kentucky has not Wavered


Four-star All-American Xavier Peters has yet to sign with Kentucky, but his commitment to the Cats remains firm, his coach tells the Herald-Leader.

The outside linebacker turned heads during last week’s Under Armour All-American Game.  Florida fans burned up Twitter, clamoring to flip the playmaker.  Lakota West football coach Larry Cox said his phone has “heated up” since Peters’ performance on national television, but none of the inquiries are from Florida’s new coaching staff.

“I don’t see that happening,” Cox said. “I haven’t talked to Florida about it. And if I haven’t talked to them about it, normally it’s not going to happen.”

Peters was the only verbal commit who did not sign with Kentucky during the early signing period.  It’s created concern for many Kentucky fans.  Cox said Peters used a wedding analogy to describe why he will wait until the traditional National Signing Day.

“I’m solid,” Peters told his coach last month. “But before I walk down that aisle, I want to make sure it’s the right one.”

If Peters makes it official on February 7, he will be the second-highest ranked player in UK’s 2018 recruiting class and become the fifth Lakota West alumnus to commit to Mark Stoops’ Wildcats, following George Asafo-Adjei, Kayaune Ross, Mikel Horton and Kyle Meadows.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

15 responses to “Xavier Peters’ Commitment to Kentucky has not Wavered”

  1. Catlogic15

    When the better offer comes, he’ll take it.
    Will never see Lexington. I hope I’m surprised otherwise.

  2. ClutchCargo

    “I’m solid,” Peters told his coach last month. “But before I walk down that aisle, I want to make sure it’s the right one.”

    If Peters makes it official on February 7…”

    I’m not one to get too caught up in football recruiting, but this sounds like the opposite of solid.

  3. shelby

    If i were a betting man; i’d put 50 on him NOT coming to UK; i been down this road many times. He didn’t sign early because he’s thinking a better offer may come. Most of these kids don’t know what the word “committed” means.

    1. runningunnin.454

      They don’t even know what “solid” means.

    2. jimmer

      He gone – when better offer comes calling. Understandable but tired of the football verbal commits.

  4. UKinIN

    Does sound solid. Sounds like a kid waiting for a better offer. No problem with him doing that but this is one of those KSR posts the confidence is overstated.

  5. UKinIN

    DOESN’T sound solid …

  6. notFromhere

    Solid enough for me for right now. I’m committed until he says otherwise. Can’t wait for him to put on the blue

  7. notFromhere

    Wake up, y’all! He already has all of the offense he needs to know. What he doesn’t know is if the UK program is going to change- coaches, players, recruiting class, etc. -before he gets there, and if the fit will still be best for him.

    I’d be waiting, too, if 3 years of my life were dependent on it. Sane people make decisions based not on the wants of fans. OSU will offer late trying to impress him that they are too good to do so early. I don’t think he’ll fall for that garbage.

    If Ohio State (the only written offer he doesnt have) really cared about him, they’d have offered already, because they definitely would take him (along with the other 3 they already have in this class). Alabama is a better program than OSU in a better conference, and they offered him long ago. Meyer likes to play games and treat players like commodities.

    UK has the need, the plan to make him a priority in development, the opportunity, the conference, and only one other signed at his position in this class. This young man may be the next Paschal buy at LB. I’m willing to wait it out without getting my boxers in a wad.

    1. notFromhere

      ^^ offers, not offense… sht spellcheck

    2. notFromhere

      Most of the other competition are loaded at his spot either in the recruiting class or on the roster already, and some are loaded in both areas. Coming in here and playing with a veteran team for a season is his chance to shine asap.

  8. satcheluk

    I’m glad I don’t live in a pessimistic world like most of the folks posting here. You guys must be miserable or maybe this is your place to puke out all of your negativity to keep the rest of your life reasonably happy.

    1. notFromhere

      Good to hear!

  9. bailey000

    Everyone tends to be very selfish watching recruits. Up to date this is the biggest decisions these young men have made in their lives. I respect any kid taking their time.

  10. bailey000

    When I say “selfish” I’m speaking of fans