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Four-star Kentucky native John Young hints toward Sunday night announcement



After a weekend filled with Wildcats leaving the Bluegrass to fulfill their NFL dreams, could the Kentucky football team close out the weekend by bringing in some fresh talent? It’s looking like a strong possibility.

Four-star offensive tackle John Young hinted toward a Sunday night announcement, sayingY’all stay tuned tonight.. big news coming” on his Twitter account. He spent the weekend on campus in Lexington and was originally scheduled to make his college decision Monday. An early announcement bodes well for the Wildcats.

The Louisville Christian Academy product announced his final six schools back in March: Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan and Georgia. He’s one of the best recruits left in the Commonwealth for the class of 2020, and – good news – he grew up as a Kentucky Wildcat fan. Mark Stoops and his staff first offered Young during his freshman year, which means he’s had plenty of opportunities to watch the culture change of UK football.

“I really love what they’ve done over the last year with their team,” Young told KSR. “Coach Stoops has really turned that program around. I love all the coaches up there, and I’ve visited there a lot.”

Kentucky’s proven success at Young’s position, specifically with fellow in-state recruits, is another key factor in the Wildcats’ pitch toward the Louisville native.

“They’ve got a great track record with in-state offensive linemen with Landon Young and Drake Jackson…. With those in-state guys, they develop them, take care of them, and get them ready to start,” Young said. “I’d say that’s their main pitch to me – be part of that in-state offensive line tradition.”

Stay tuned right here at KSR, because it looks like Young’s decision will come sooner rather than later. Once that decision is made and announced, don’t expect Young to change his mind.

My recruitment will be completely and 100% shut down after I make my decision,” Young said. “I will not be taking visits to other schools; I won’t talk to other schools. My recruitment will be shut down as soon as I make my decision.”

You can read the entirety of his interview with KSR’s Jack Pilgrim here.


Article written by Maggie Davis

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

12 Comments for Four-star Kentucky native John Young hints toward Sunday night announcement

  1. KYCat4EVER
    1:33 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

    Forever…YOUNG…. and a WILDCAT!


  2. addyjaxlarkin
    2:20 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

    He will be a Georgia bulldog per my source. Very smart decision to, why go to a basketball school to play football and we are a BASKETBALL school only Period.

    • Pensacola_Cat_Fan
      2:50 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Probably one of the dumbest comments I’ve seen on here recently. Congratulations.

    • runningunnin.454
      3:24 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Don’t know about that; ask Penn State, they think they’re a football school.

    • BlueVortex
      3:42 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Excellent running…Best response I’ve seen in a very long time

    • addyjaxlarkin
      3:50 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Hahaha One win that we almost gave away and everyone adds a step to the pedestal. Listen if you want to be delusional go ahead but the fact of the matter is we are a basketball school only period. If he wants a future in the NFL I suggest he goes to a school that can better develop him for that level, and thats NOT KENTUCKY.

    • peaches76
      5:13 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink


    • abobicesaevior
      7:00 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Confirmed troll is a troll. You have zero credibility. Thanks addy

    • runningunnin.454
      4:40 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Hahaha, just keep digging your hole, deeper and deeper, addy. Go ask Josh Allen about player development.

    • Wildcat homer
      4:57 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink


    • stratblend
      5:33 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

      Back in your hole, troll

  3. DavidP19
    5:27 pm April 28, 2019 Permalink

    Hopefully, he is a man of honor and knows what giving his word and commitment means.