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Grant Bingham, Four-Star Johnson Central Offensive Tackle, Commits to Kentucky

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.

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

14 Comments for Grant Bingham, Four-Star Johnson Central Offensive Tackle, Commits to Kentucky

  1. secrick
    11:11 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Wow, Been around a long time and have never seen the buzz about Ky Football like this. What in the name of PAUL BEAR BRYAN is going on.

  2. Brutal Hustler
    11:12 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    I think the only thing Rick Noush loves more than pancakes is Sack Lunches. He’s a sucker for food based football terminology

  3. nelrope
    11:19 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Wait until you see him play!! He is a Beast!

  4. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    11:27 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome big fella! I hope you anchor our line “for years to come”.

  5. csnailnrun
    11:31 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome to your new home Grant! Make us proud.

  6. KYCat4EVER
    11:35 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome Young Man!


  7. UKinIN
    11:42 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Freddie has been saying for months that UK had to land this kid and when I first heard Freddie mention him he was one of those kids that was looking to go to a big program out of state. Huge pick up in more ways than one.

  8. ZRZynda
    11:45 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Had the opportunity to speak with him and watch him play once! Amazing talent and could very well be a 1st or 2nd round draft pick caliber player with the kind of Player development we have here at Kentucky

  9. dhard
    11:51 am April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome young man and our expectations continue to rise.

  10. JoeBee
    12:06 pm April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Hell yeah! GO CATS!

  11. Le Docteur
    12:21 pm April 1, 2021 Permalink

    More pancakes than IHOP!

  12. UoKFB PHAN
    12:44 pm April 1, 2021 Permalink

    Welcome to the BBN young man! I’m looking forward to watching you develop into an NFL O-lineman.

  13. east-ky-boy
    4:15 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

    Coming from the mountains, I’m even more excited. This kid was well coached in high school and has big potential

    • Miller45
      8:38 pm April 2, 2021 Permalink

      It’s pretty remarkable how some of these public schools in the mountains are actual programs that are able to be consistently very good year in and year out. Johnson Central, Belfry, Bell County to name just a couple