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Former Kentucky Football Recruit Follows in Father’s Path and Commits to Louisville

(Photo via Josh Minkins’ Twitter | @joshminkins)

(Photo via Josh Minkins’ Twitter | @joshminkins)

Josh Minkins Jr., a three-star safety at Ballard High School in Lousiville, has chosen to stay home and continue on the legacy of his father. Minkins’ father, Josh Sr., played at Louisville from 2000-03.

A one-time Kentucky recruit, the 6-foot-3 Minkins recorded 15 tackles and three interceptions last season while also taking turns at wide receiver, where he caught 16 passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns.

A big reason for his commitment wasn’t just the Louisville connection, but the opportunity to play right away.

“Coach (Scott Satterfield) wants me to come in and play as a freshman,” Minkins Jr. said according to the Courier-Journal. “He doesn’t want me to come in there and sit around and be a freshman who gets passed up. I want to play early and put on for my city and represent.”

KSR went and watched Minkins Jr. play at Kentucky’s high school camps this past weekend where he had an up-and-down performance. It has been debated by the coaching staff whether or not they would have enough scholarships to offer Minkins with all the top-tier recruits the Wildcats are going after.

Minkins also considered Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Indiana, and Purdue before signing with the Cardinals.

No Yahtzee here, but it’s on to the next one.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

4 Comments for Former Kentucky Football Recruit Follows in Father’s Path and Commits to Louisville

  1. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    10:08 pm June 14, 2019 Permalink

    If they’re saying he’s going to play as a freshman, Louisville is really hurting. He would have red shirted here

    • Skooms
      8:48 am June 15, 2019 Permalink

      I think UofL is hurting pretty bad. Honestly I don’t think they’ll be as bad as we were Jokers final year, but I think 5 wins will be their max. 3 if they were in the SEC.

    8:50 am June 15, 2019 Permalink

    Like father like son, likes ugly whores. Cheating human garbage.

    • Boman2112
      10:02 am June 15, 2019 Permalink

      Not the place for that stuff man.