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, saying “Y’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.”
Y’all stay tuned tonight.. big news coming ?
— John Young (@the_johnyoung) April 28, 2019
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.