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What people are saying about Tate Leavitt.




In case you haven’t heard, Kentucky got a huge Yahtzee yesterday with the commitment of JUCO OT Tate Leavitt out of Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. The Ohio native, measuring in at 6’6″ and around 300 lbs., will be an immediate impact player when we arrives on campus in January. Known as one of the best JUCO linemen in the nation, Leavitt will be in the running for the starting left tackle position next spring.

Here’s what people are saying about Kentucky’s latest get:

“[Leavitt] is country strong. He can bulldoze his way through defensive lineman with the best of them. His strength and power is readily apparent as he drives downfield on his blocks very well, sometimes even 20-30 yards from the line of scrimmage.” – Derek Young, 

“Getting a guy like Leavitt, who’s more physically mature and has college experience and has a lot of qualities you want in a Power 5 prospect, is big for them. What [Kentucky] is doing helps both the immediate future and the long-term future of your program.” – JC Shurburtt,

[Leavitt] is one of Kentucky’s biggest commitments to date, literally and figuratively. ” -Brian Eldridge, 

“Big-time get. Readymade OT, who was already bonding with recruits last night, helping teach technique on his visit. Leavitt has NFL body.” -Jeff Drummond, 

Kentucky might be putting together the best O-line recruiting class in the country. And Leavitt, top JUCO prospect, should help right away.” – Kyle Tucker,

“You’ve got to have a left tackle that can protect the quarterback and he can do that. He will be able to play from day one.” -Freddie Maggard, KSR 

And finally,

The Kentucky pipeline from Ohio continues full steam ahead. With Leavitt’s commitment, has UK sitting pretty in the #12 spot in the recruiting ranks and 247 Sports has the Cats coming in at #11, fourth in the SEC behind LSU, Bama, and Ole Miss.

Only 48 days until football season. Go Cats.

Article written by Miss J.C. Ausmus

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8 Comments for What people are saying about Tate Leavitt.

  1. Trollific!
    8:36 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

    Cards fans no need to set down the Crown Royal bottle or put out that grape flavored blunt. I got this one for you. “If big time programs wanted him they would have him. Stoopid doesn’t know how to utilize him anyway. Petrino will go 48 and oh this season but you hicks didn’t hire him, blah, blah, blah…I’m off to trim my line beard.”

    Does that just about sum it up?

    • Homerolic
      10:23 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

      Remind me of the last time you beat Petrino again? Does that sum it up for you?

    • I've Never Played Petrino...
      4:40 pm July 20, 2015 Permalink

      …but I’d look forward to the chance. You did bust me on one thing though, being a homer. Clearly only a biased fan would consider this a big pick up. Well a biased fan and Saban, Malzahn, recruiting services, sports writers and, well, everyone but you. I used to only smell the stank of crank on Louisville fans. Now that stank is slowly being replaced by the aromatic brilliance of fear. But no, you’re probably pretty confident. I mean, otherwise you wouldn’t be keeping up with Kentucky recruiting.

  2. HaganHall
    8:59 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

    He’s a nice 3-star.

  3. Damien Harris
    9:30 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

    i should have gone to UK

  4. Richard D. Hackworth
    10:39 pm July 19, 2015 Permalink

    Drake, I prefer the word – “NASTY” !

  5. Dude
    12:25 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

    More UofL troll commenters on here than UK fans. Typical. They are obsessed with us.

  6. Angelo
    1:25 am July 20, 2015 Permalink

    January? Why did I think he could play this season?