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YAHTZEE! Tight End Keaton Upshaw Commits to Kentucky


(L to R) Keaton Upshaw (@UpshawKeaton) with Jarren Williams & Brenden Bates at UK camp in early June.

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.

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

9 responses to “YAHTZEE! Tight End Keaton Upshaw Commits to Kentucky”

  1. Eazy

    Another win over Louisville. We are also killing UC and beating WV in recruiting.

  2. JFlan

    Another one for the big dawg! Love me some Vince Marrow

    1. T-wah

      Agreed. Whatever he’s sellin’, these quality recruits are buyin’. Coach Morrow is probably the most important coach we have on staff. He gets the kids to UK. We’ve got to be willing to do whatever we can to keep him on board.

  3. onlyone

    Love receivers with length. At 6’7 he is a big target and in video it looks like he splits out to a wide receiver position. Things are going good for UK football.

  4. Micah Pearson

    I’m gonna reserve my excitement until he actually signs.

    1. Eazy

      Almost all of Ohio and Kentucky commits eventually sign. It’s the Florida guys who are shaky.

  5. jaws2

    Great news, I hope he holds to it.

  6. BigBlueMeade

    Louisville is sitting at #39 and #40 in 247 and Rivals’ rankings respectively. If we land Blue, Peters, or both of them, the class moves up to top 10 in the country. Big things are going down for Big Blue!

  7. DACats86

    A totally different caliber athlete than what UK has recruit in the past.