Mark Stoops just got another big, talented tight end from Ohio.
Keaton Upshaw, a 6’7″ 230-pound tight end from Lima, Ohio, has committed to Kentucky over Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Purdue and a plethora of MAC schools. Upshaw is Vince Marrow’s sixth commitment from the state of Ohio in the 2018 class and his second tight end, joining Cincinnati Moeller’s Brenden Bates.
— Keaton UpshawðŸ“ (@UpshawKeaton) July 1, 2017
Now with 14 commits, UK’s 2018 class moves up seven spots to No. 20 in the 247 Composite Rankings.
Upshaw attended Kentucky’s first football camp of the summer. There he got an opportunity to receive extensive one-on-one instruction from Vince Marrow. Upshaw’s eagerness to learn was evident; Marrow never had to tell him to do something twice. His size was the biggest surprise. In pictures he looks lanky, but that’s because pictures never do his back and shoulders justice. Built like a traditional tight end with the skills of a spread offense tight end, Upshaw and Bates give the Cats an exceptional one-two punch in the 2018 class.
Rising on the recruiting scene, UK’s Big Dog got ahold of Upshaw before the big dogs of college football could. A player that continues to improve, Upshaw’s ceiling is the roof.