As the Kentucky basketball team receives ESPN’s brightest spotlight, Mark Stoops is giving the Kentucky football spotlight to a handful of recruits.
As of now, we know four 2018 recruits who will be taking official visits. There’s a chance that number may grow. We know with certainty that the official visitors will be joined by underclassmen, like Wandale Robinson, who reportedly hosted Stoops today at Western Hills High School. Like Stoops, we’ll save the spotlight for Juniors at a later date (the 24th of February is UK’s tentatively planned Junior Day) and focus on the visitors who could sign with UK on the first Wednesday of February.
The most important prospect in town, the three-star running back has arguably been the most talked about recruit over the last two weeks. Is it mostly because of his badass last name? Probably, but he has the skills to back it up. The Cats need to put on a good show to keep the nation’s No. 29 running back away from Auburn.
A year ago the 6’8″ 340-pound offensive tackle was protecting Mac Jones at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. Now he’s committed to play for Mike Leach at Washington State. Will this weekend’s visit convince him otherwise? Stay tuned.
The UK baseball signee recently entered the football team’s radar. After hosting Matt House, Josh Edwards reports that Flowers postponed a pre-planned official visit to Tennessee to come to Kentucky this weekend. A guy who reentered the football field for the first in four years this past fall, in order for Nick Mingione to keep a potential star at shortstop, he’ll need some help from Stoops.
Kentucky has taken the lead for the three-star wide receiver after the Cats awarded the Alabama native his first SEC scholarship offer. A 6’3″ 200-pound target, UofL, Arkansas State and Toledo have also offered. He also received some interest from Miss. State, Memphis and Auburn before Kentucky entered the picture.