The summer football recruiting season continues this weekend with a handful of prospects descending upon Lexington to complete official visits at the University of Kentucky. Two of the players have already committed to the Cats. Let’s take a look at where UK stands with the uncommitted offensive linemen that headline this weekend’s official guest list.
Richardson actually planned on committing to Kentucky in February. He confirmed that with KSR earlier this spring. A big fan of Eric Wolford, the South Florida prospect that would fit in perfectly in an outside zone scheme reconsidered his commitment once other offers began rolling in. Now Florida State, who hosted him for an official visit last weekend, is perceived to be the leader in Richardson’s recruitment. This weekend should play a significant role in potentially persuading Richardson to leave the Sunshine State.
The big offensive line prospect previously camped at Ohio State. Once Baer left Columbus without an offer, some believed it put either Kentucky or Virginia in the driver’s seat to secure his services. Recruited by Vince Marrow and Frank Buffano, he will take all five official visits in the month of June, visiting Illinois last week and finishing the month in East Lansing and Knoxville. Baer hopes the visits will provide enough clarity to commit in July.
The athlete from Corbin committed to Kentucky in March on Kentucky Sports Radio. A two-way star, UK’s coaches are still unsure which side of the line of scrimmage Longmire will play in Lexington. The track star could line up and excel at wide receiver or defensive back.
The most recent addition to the Wildcats’ 2022 recruiting class, like Longmire this Cincinnati talent plays on each side of the line of scrimmage in high school, but Afari will most likely become a defensive back at Kentucky. Afari’s cousin, George Asafo-Adjei, was an NFL Draft pick that started his football journey at Lakota West. Vince Marrow is trying to snag another from the school this year, OL Tegra Tshabola, a current Ohio State commit ranked by Rivals as the No. 136 player in America.