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 Rivals.com.
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.