For the second time in less than a week, one of the top players from the state has committed to Kentucky.
Johnson Central offensive lineman Grant Bingham announced on Kentucky Sports Radio that he will be a Kentucky Wildcat. Six days after Corbin’s Treyveon Longmire pledged his allegiance to the Cats, Bingham chose UK over offers from Notre Dame, Arkansas, Miami, West Virginia, Michigan, Nebraska and more.
— Grant Bingham (@GrantBingham2) April 1, 2021
Love that home cooking. Boom let’s go BBN.
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) April 1, 2021
A 6-foot-6 302-pound Eastern Kentucky athlete, 247 Sports ranks Bingham as the No. 30 offensive tackle in America. A consensus four-star prospect, he’s in the Rivals250 as the No. 246 player in the 2022 recruiting class.
Kentucky’s fourth commitment in the 2022 class, three of the players are four-star prospects and two are from Kentucky. Bingham is a big addition in the trenches, both literally and figuratively.
From a big picture standpoint, Bingham’s announcement proves that the Wildcats have tangible momentum within the state. Two dominos have fallen, all while the Cats close in on WR Dane Key, QB Gavin Wimsatt and OT Kiyaunta Goodwin (who is technically playing high school football in So. Indiana, but he’s spent most of his life in Louisville). As well as Kentucky has recruited within the state over the last 3-4 years, schools like Alabama and Notre Dame have still raided the Commonwealth for four-star talents. Not this time.
Bingham is the real deal at offensive tackle. A member of Johnson Central’s 2019 4A State Championship team, Bingham is a physical, yet mobile blocker that can become the cornerstone of Kentucky’s offensive line for years to come. We saw how the offensive line transformed into the Big Blue Wall with home grown talent, Drake Jackson and Landon Young, serving as the unit’s anchors. A year after bringing Jager Burton to UK, Bingham can become another anchor on Kentucky’s Big Blue Wall for years to come.
Some people aren’t wowed by offensive line highlights. Everyone will enjoy watching Bingham operate. There aren’t many 6-foot-6, 300-pounders that can pull down the line of scrimmage and demolish a moving target, but he makes it look easy, even against his future Kentucky teammate, Longmire (No. 13 in clip No. 2). If football doesn’t work out for Bingham, he has a bright future as a pancake chef.