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Izayah Cummings and Jordan Watkins visits highlight a huge recruiting weekend



With the new rule that schools can now host official visits in the summer, June has become one of the most important months on recruiting calendar. Kentucky has been on a quite a roll in recent weeks, pulling in eight commits in the last two months and it could be possible that the dice will be hot again this weekend.

Louisville Wide Receiver Duo

Kentucky has been on a remarkable run recruiting in the city of Louisville. Since unleashing recruiting ace Vince Marrow on the city, the Wildcats landed four of the top six Louisville prospects in the class of 2019. If they are able to secure verbals from Izayah Cummings and Jordan Watkins this weekend, that would mean UK would have pledges from the top three Louisville seniors in the class of 2020. That’s big time.

Izayah Cummings is a high three-star receiver who is likely at the top of UK’s recruiting board at the position. The 6-foot-3 prospect fits the mold of an outside receiver at the next level and the big man does his best work vertically down the field. Cummings is excellent at high pointing the football and using his big frame to create space and snatch the football. Louisville, Purdue, and West Virginia all really covet Cummings while Ohio State has kicked the tires. It would be a monstrous recruiting win for the program and would be the first time UK landed a scholarship football player from Louisville Male High School in a very long time. That’s not going to make people around the Louisville program too happy.

Kentucky got into Butler High School last summer and scored a commitment from wide receiver Tae Tae Crumes and Jordan Watkins is built in a similar mold. The 5-foot-11 receiver ran a blazing 4.34 forty at The Opening Regional last month and has become a camp superstar this summer. The Wildcats offered the speedster back in February and he attended a UK camp two weekends ago. He’s a guy Kentucky will want to use outside to run vertical routes similar to Jeff Badet. Wrapping him up this weekend would be another big recruiting win for Vince Marrow. The big dog appears to feel good about his chances.

A Familiar Face

Torrance Davis committed to the Wildcats on his visit to Lexington two weeks ago and now he will be returning to campus for another visit.

The bruising tailback will likely be used to help recruit both Izayah Cummings and Jordan Watkins as it feels to be an “all hands on deck” type weekend to get the two Louisville natives to commit to Kentucky. Davis should, in theory, be able to help in that regard.

Potential Yahtzee

Joshua Jones is a high-three star offensive lineman from Phenix City, Alabama who is down to two schools. Both Kentucky and LSU have risen above contenders Florida State and Tennessee. The 6-foot-5, 299-pound prospect is listed as a tackle by most recruiting services, but will most likely play guard at the next level.

Kentucky currently has their right tackle of the future committed in four-star John Young, but they also must address the interior of the line. Getting Jones on board would be a substantial win in the deep south. Stay tuned to KSR on Saturday to see if Jones becomes the next member of John Schlarman’s offensive line room. Derrick LeBlanc appears to be the top recruiter for Jones and this would be his biggest recruiting win since joining the staff.


Article written by Adam Luckett

Twitter: @AdamLuckettKSR

5 Comments for Izayah Cummings and Jordan Watkins visits highlight a huge recruiting weekend

  1. ukkatzfan
    6:09 pm June 21, 2019 Permalink

    Come on in and join BBN.

  2. Boman2112
    7:00 pm June 21, 2019 Permalink

    I’m a Louisville kid and I love UK!
    Come on down big guy!

  3. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    8:58 pm June 21, 2019 Permalink

    5’11, 180lbs, and runs a 4.34. He may get a lot of slot looks cause he can bust a slant, cross or hook for a wide open big play.

  4. notFromhere
    2:20 am June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Havent seen a Craig Yeast type of talent in so long. I wonder if Watkins can be that kind of star for UK in the SEC like Yeast was. Badet didnt quite have what it takes, but I think Watkins might