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Four-Star Cornerback MJ Devonshire Commits to KENTUCKY



Kentucky’s secondary just got more talented.  MJ Devonshire has committed to Kentucky over Pitt, West Virginia and Ohio State.  He made the announcement in a NSD ceremony at his school.


A four-star recruit by Rivals, the No. 32 cornerback in America was the 3A Player of the Year in the state of Pennsylvania.  The Aliquippa native had eight interceptions and eight punt return touchdowns, one shy of the national record.  Devonshire also played offense, scoring 24 touchdowns as a running back and wide receiver.  Each scored averaged 42.2 yards per play.

Marlin “MJ” Devonshire
Cornerback | 5-11 | 170 lbs.
Aliquippa, PA | Aliquippa
ESPN 72 ATH | 12 KY Top247 63 CB | 14 PA
Rivals 32 CB | 6 PA 247 Comp.  50 CB | 9 PA

Vince Marrow found this gem later in the recruiting process, just an hour southeast of Youngstown, Ohio.  Marrow and Mark Stoops’ connection to the area played a part in MJ’s recruitment, as well as his connection to John Calipari.

The son of a coach, Devonshire is a tactician with all of the tools to be an impact player in the SEC.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

25 Comments for Four-Star Cornerback MJ Devonshire Commits to KENTUCKY

  1. Committed or signed? What time are the faxes expected to start rolling in? Don’t we usually have like a dozen in by this time? I guess the timing is different now that we have the fall signing day in the mix.

    • a21CATSfan
      9:28 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

      There are only 3 spots left now, and it’s National Signing Day. I’m assuming he is signed, sealed and delivered. CATS

    • mashburnfan1
      12:42 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      fax coming in means he is signed. I think this was him announcing but am pretty sure the fax is in, HE A CAT.

  2. UKfansNKY
    9:19 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    EXCELLENT!!! Welcome young Man!!!

    anymore updates KSR??

  3. Ranch
    9:21 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    Did he commit or sign. Today is signing day. Not counting it till he signs.

  4. Booher
    9:26 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    What’s up with lee?

    • Dark Soul
      9:35 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

      If we get him our defense will be right back on top

    • samodamo
      10:06 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

      Isn’t lee being recruited for WR?

    • mashburnfan1
      12:43 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      Lee announces this afternoon as does Ward. We were also after Robinson, the kid that wore UK gloves in his title game.

  5. a21CATSfan
    9:32 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    This is huge. Everyone talks about Snell and Allen, but the secondary is losing A LOT. Only 3 slots left to fill. A WR (Lee) would be ideal, and a couple more DBs or a DT would be nice. This will be a huge year to see if Stoops can keep the ball rolling, and how the fan base and administration acts if he doesn’t. CATS

    • You’re right about all the DBs we’re losing, and that’s why I posted below about Jammie Robinson.

    • jmcatt
      9:54 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

      We will get at least 1 more 3/4 star CB as Ward is expected to to pick UK, Lee would be a uge get and our highest ranked recruit but I think he will stick with LSU, he announces at 2. I think we have alegit shot at Robinson but who knows, he announces around 2 as well.

    • mashburnfan1
      12:49 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      Losing a lot is true but we have a lot of talent returning. Difference is not a lot of experience like lat years group had. Gotta hope these guys learned from the older ones and keep the same work ethic. Plus we need these new guys to keep depth going, must have quality depth to win in SEC. As amazing as last year was remember we lost Landon and Josh prior to the season. That was 2 huge hits that in previous years would have doomed our team. This time we had depth to fill in and execute.

  6. I was really hoping we would get Jammie Robinson also but nick says he’s going to S. Carolina in the other post. I saw the kid play (online stream) for the state championship against my alma mater this year, and they beat us. Their defense was SO fast at closing to the ball that our offense, which had been scoring a lot of points, could not get going at all. The kid is legit.

  7. StuckinLville
    9:36 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    Wow never thought I’d see the day we roll in 4 star recruits like this. Awesome.

  8. Realme
    9:57 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    So some of you are worried that he committed in a ceremony on signing day but didn’t sign? That would be pretty weird.

  9. JerryCat
    10:43 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    Bow wow wow yipee yo yipee yay

  10. mm40
    11:42 am February 6, 2019 Permalink

    Devonshire signed

  11. CKTermy23
    1:07 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

    Massive get for Mark Stoops

  12. CKTermy23
    1:08 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

    Lee is headed to LSU

  13. notFromhere
    3:26 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

    This is an awesome addition to the class!