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BOOM! Four-Star Athlete Michael Drennen Commits to Kentucky

Brandon Brown | Rivals

Brandon Brown | Rivals

TOOT! TOOT! All aboard the Michael Drennen hype train!

Kentucky has found the next Lynn Bowden. Four-star athlete Michael Drennen revealed on National Signing Day that he has picked UK over USC.

A consensus top 250 player recruit, Rivals ranks Drennen as the No. 10 all-purpose back in America. He earns the title “all-purpose back” for his ability to make plays out of the backfield as a running back and from the slot as a pass-catcher. At Kentucky he’ll primarily be used in the slot and can immediately compete for playing time.

Recruited by Vince Marrow, the Big Dog began this process when Drennen was an eighth grader. In July of 2016 Kentucky was the first school to offer the Dublin, Ohio native a scholarship. Drennen and Marrow have changed quite a bit since that first camp, to his official visit for the Florida game in September.

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Kentucky was the favorite for most of Drennen’s recruitment. Ohio State, LSU, Florida, Arizona State and USC all entered the picture at some point. The Trojans were the greatest threat, landing an official visit in December. Despite USC’s late push, Marrow’s presence kept Drennen locked into Kentucky.

Unlike other previous high-profile Kentucky commitments, Drennen’s was not accompanied with the dramatic ups-and-downs. In four years he only gave out a handful of interviews, preferring to let his play do the talking. Even so, the significance of his addition to this class cannot be overstated.

Kentucky has successfully recruited on both sides of the trenches. They’ve picked up talented linebackers and defensive backs, have transformed junior college quarterbacks into proficient passers and molded raw running backs into stars. The last box has only been checked once — dynamic explosive offensive weapon.

In 2017 Lynn Bowden gave UK’s offense that much-needed juice. In 2019 Wan’Dale Robinson ripped out the hearts of fans all across the BBN. To take the program another step forward, Kentucky could not afford another whiff at this spot in 2020. With Drennen in Kentucky blue, the Cats have a man named ‘Donut’ prepared to seamlessly step in and make an impact in what is setting up to be an historic campaign on the gridiron.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

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

21 Comments for BOOM! Four-Star Athlete Michael Drennen Commits to Kentucky



  1. wakegupper
    6:39 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Welcome home!



  2. ColoradoCatFan88
    6:43 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    If he’s half as good as Bowden I’ll be happy! Another nice pickup for Stoops & the boys



  3. Wade
    7:05 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    We’re a damn football school boys And girls



  4. Heavy C
    7:11 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Hell to the yes!



  5. satcheluk
    7:14 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    He’ll yeah! Where are all the naysayers?



  6. Papaw
    7:28 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    The Big Dog bites again



  7. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    7:32 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    CJKLMNOPAssassin keep reporting your hearing a team other than UK you’ve reversed jinxed an entire team into our laps. Of course you’ve also jinxed players you said would go to UK away so don’t ever say we’ll get some again.



  8. BobbyBlue
    7:36 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Wan’Dale ROBINSON does not deserve to get ink on anything regarding Ky football—I guess he really enjoyed the big Nebraska bowl game. Oh my bad they didn’t win enough for bowl eligibility.



  9. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    7:37 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Any word on the 4* Mississippi DT Hayes?



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      7:38 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      Disregard that 247 hadn’t updated yet.



  10. 4everUKBlue
    7:42 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Come see about it MD II.



  11. kjd
    8:05 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Welcome to BBN!
    Eager to see you become a star all your own!



  12. grammarpoliceUK
    8:29 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Like sands through the hourglass, UK’s football time has come!



  13. ukkatzfan
    10:23 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    Yes Yes Yes !!!



  14. stevemotley
    10:44 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    He’s not Lynn Bowden, he’s more in the mold of Randall Cobb. I don’t see the top end speed with him. Either way, still a great get



  15. bigbluebg
    12:02 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    The cherry on top of the best class in school history!



  16. Wild Turkey 101
    7:18 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    BOOM! YAHTZEE! BINGO!



  17. UKgrad80
    8:54 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    Wow he looks like a tornado twisting and shredding the defense! He runs with a purpose very elusive and tough also! With him and Branham in the future I can see some explosive offense at UK for years to come!!



  18. UKfansNKY
    9:10 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    Come see about it..Donut! Can’t wait to watch you on the field! GO CATS!!



  19. cats646
    10:16 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!



  20. madskilz
    10:37 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    It just keeps getting better?