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YAHTZEE! Tight End Brenden Bates Commits to Kentucky


Cincinnati Moeller tight end Brenden Bates has committed to Kentucky.  The four-star 6’5″ tight end is a considered Top 225 player in the junior class by Rivals and 247 Sports.

Recruited by Vince Marrow, Bates chose Kentucky over Cincinnati, Louisville, Duke, West Virginia and Indiana among others.  He is the fifth commit in the class of 2018, the second from the state of Ohio.  The addition of Bates will move Kentucky up to No. 17 class in the 257 Composite Rankings.

After Reigelsperger committed, he celebrated with Blue Smith, Vince Marrow and Brenden Bates.

After Reigelsperger committed, he celebrated with Blue Smith, Vince Marrow and @BatesBrenden.

As C.J. Conrad and Greg Hart near the end of their Kentucky careers, tight end is a priority position in the 2018 recruiting class.  It doesn’t get much better than Bates.  The lengthy pass-catcher excels in the slot, bringing the trademark versatility we’ve seen during Conrad’s first two years at Kentucky.  Last year for Moeller, a Cincinnati Catholic school powerhouse, he caught 15 passes for 224 yards (14.9 avg.) and a touchdown.  Watch him do work:

Article written by Nick Roush

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

6 responses to “YAHTZEE! Tight End Brenden Bates Commits to Kentucky”

  1. Brian in Franklin

    After the third clip I didn’t need to see anymore! WOW!

  2. Kat 308

    I know that it is tournament but I can’t wait till football season

  3. @GoCayts

    2/3, now we need to bring in the other guy there, L’Christian Smith

  4. WeareBBN

    Great get from a great, and close, program. They play a tough schedule so kid will be ready early. Agree Kat308, I got my Spring Game tix in the mail today then read this news, can’t wait for football to get here.

  5. BigBogee

    Anyone got the spring game promo? Its usually put on ksr but I havent seen it?.?.?.

  6. BigBogee

    Also, this is a BIG get for the bbn!