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Decision looms for in-state football recruit, Jordan Lovett

Could the Kentucky football team add another homegrown talent this week? It’s possible.

Jordan Lovett, a 6-foot-2 defensive back out of Radcliff, Kentucky, hasn’t officially released a date for his commitment. Still, things seem to be pointing toward a decision in the near future. He’s a consensus top-six player in the Bluegrass, and Vince Marrow is taking the lead on his recruitment, according to 247Sports. Multiple recruiting services have listed Kentucky as the current favorite.

The North Hardin High School standout wouldn’t be the only Trojan to join the Wildcats. His former teammate Octavious Oxendine enrolled at UK in January, and his teammate La’Vell Wright verbally committed to Kentucky on KSR on May 6. Fellow in-state prospect Dekel Crowdus announced his decision to join the BBN on May 10, and the Lexington native quickly took to Twitter to hint at another pending commitment for the Cats.

Following Crowdus’s tweet, KSR’s Nick Roush wrote the BBN should keep an eye on Lovett.

“For the last month, KSR sources have been optimistic about Kentucky’s chances to land the defensive back from North Hardin High School,” Roush wrote last Friday. “That optimism amplified after his teammate, running back La’Vell Wright, committed to UK on KSR [on May 6].”

Lovett’s current top-7 includes mostly regional schools, with Louisville, Cincinnati and West Virginia all competing against Kentucky for the commitment. Missouri, Georgia Tech and Boston College also made the cut.

A commitment from Lovett would push the UK program one step closer to landing every in-state recruit from this picture.


Think that’s crazy? It wouldn’t be the first time one picture turned into a star-studded recruiting class.


Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

6 Comments for Decision looms for in-state football recruit, Jordan Lovett

  1. BigBluSoTru
    11:17 am May 18, 2020 Permalink

    Ehh not so sure a bunch in state kids from North Hardin is going to get us to back back SEC titles . Keep getting the top players out of Ohio as we are doing now. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

    • Corder
      1:32 pm May 18, 2020 Permalink

      You take your home town boys that are good. Lets not act like these kids are not good. You take them for the reason that when a great kid comes along he wants to go to in the instate school because of how they backed every other hometown kid. There are plenty of scholarships to go around and if these kids are good enough they get one. Simple as that

    • WILDCATS1968
      4:12 pm May 18, 2020 Permalink

      OK, what do you do if we don’t sign 25-28 kids from Ohio ? Just leave the roster spots open ? A few years ago that might have been the thought, but take a look around, they are several Elite kids coming from KY schools. You have to recruit in state, PERIOD. If you get the tag as the state school who thinks it is above local kids, you will never have a shoot at the best kids, and you will have a even worse image. These are not walk on / 2 stars kids we are talking about.

    • ClutchCargo
      4:15 pm May 18, 2020 Permalink

      Who said we’re not still going after the top players in Ohio? It’s possible to do both.

  2. BigBluSoTru
    7:20 pm May 18, 2020 Permalink

    Okay when we have a roster full of ky kids don’t start crying about the drop off in overall talent. This state only produces maybe 1 highly elite player and they usually are not found on any of the state schools rosters.Uof L or Ky

    • ClutchCargo
      9:27 pm May 18, 2020 Permalink

      I’m still on the fence about whether you are really that dumb, or just a really persistent troll. I’m going with some combination of both.