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After a Huge Recruiting Weekend, Kentucky Football has a Top 10 Recruiting Class

Mark Stoops believes the class of 2022 may be one of his best classes ever, and so far, that’s held true. After a huge recruiting weekend where Kentucky received commitments from three players inside the ESPN Top 300, the Wildcats sit inside the top 10 for the 2022 recruiting class, according to

The Wildcats have already locked up eight commitments in the 2022 class, with a 3.5 average star rating and 847 total points.

It’s been a solid start to the recruiting cycle for Mark Stoops and company. Before this weekend, they had already landed the nation’s top kicker in Jackson Smith, another piece to the Big Blue Wall with Johnson Central’s Grant Bingham, and a plethora of 3-4 star athletes such as Treyveon Longmire and Jeremiah Caldwell.

Now, the Big Blue tour continues as the Wildcats have the biggest recruiting weekend in recent memory with the commitments of the Wade twins and Kiyaunta Goodwin. And they’re not done yet.

In the Mark Stoops era, Kentucky has typically sat between 25-35th nationally in recruiting, and still in the bottom third of the SEC. However, it feels like Kentucky will be able to surpass both of those in the 2022 class.

Of course, the 2022 recruiting period is far from over, and signing day is a long way away, but when would you have ever believed that Kentucky Football was sitting inside the Top 10 for a recruiting class?

Only with Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow.

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

9 Comments for After a Huge Recruiting Weekend, Kentucky Football has a Top 10 Recruiting Class

  1. bbn606
    7:18 pm April 18, 2021 Permalink

    Are we signing players already? Doesn’t the writer know that these are commitments and not signees? Hopefully in December all of these sign and become Wildcats!

    • Soylentbeans
      5:44 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      The writer does Indeed know that….that’s probably why they put all the stuff you just said in the last paragraph.

  2. JoeBee
    8:05 pm April 18, 2021 Permalink

    Who else is on the commit radar?

  3. PillsburyThrowboy
    8:40 pm April 18, 2021 Permalink

    Alex Afari (6’2” 195 CB) from Lakota West in Cincy is pretty much a done deal. He’s a 4 star on Rivals and and very high 3 star on 247.

  4. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    9:52 pm April 18, 2021 Permalink

    Being top 10 in April means very little but obviously we have a lot of good momentum going into the summer.

    • TheDon
      12:18 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

      True that we need to hang on to them. But we are ranked highly because we already have four 4* out of 8 kids. Since 2017, we’ve gotten more than five 4* only once (2020). The high ranking is built on early quality not early volume, which is a great sign. and hopefully will give the rest of the class good momentum.

  5. Eddiemcwildcat
    1:52 pm April 19, 2021 Permalink

    Sure hope all these guys actually sign. It would be a very nice haul.