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Four-star Kentucky target decommits from Alabama



Just over a week ago, Kentucky hosted four-star recruit De’Rickey Wright, a top 25 outside linebacker committed to Alabama, on an unofficial visit. Today, Rickey, an Alabama native, announced he is decommitting from the Crimson Tide:

An Alabama commit decommitting after visiting Kentucky? Is this the Twilight Zone? The timing sure looks promising for the Cats, who hosted Wright during their big camp weekend:

Yesterday, Wright told Rivals’ Travis Graf he really enjoyed his trip to Lexington and plans to officially visit Kentucky this fall.

“Everyone I met was friendly and welcoming. My favorite thing about the visit was the people. I talked with Coach (Jon) Sumrall and Coach (Brad) White. They’re great class guys, I really like them.”

That interview happened before today’s decommitment. Football recruiting changes in the blink of an eye, but there’s no denying Kentucky’s on a roll.


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22 Comments for Four-star Kentucky target decommits from Alabama

  1. ClutchCargo
    3:23 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    This seems like more than a glitch, I think the matrix just crashed.

    • J-Dub421
      4:02 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      We may have entered an alternate timeline.

  2. WKY Cat
    3:27 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    Wow!! I can’t remember someone decommitting from AL.

    • @GoCayts
      8:43 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      They’ve had 25 in the last 3 classes and this is their 3rd already of this class.

  3. cats646
    3:27 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    Lock him down NOW!!!!

  4. ukkatzfan
    3:30 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    Come on over to Big Blue

  5. Cletis75
    3:31 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    I am officially scared! What is next? Are doctors gonna start going through Uranus to remove your tonsils? WTFuzz?

  6. UKCatAttack
    3:37 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    I’m going to bet that Saban placed a call and said if you’re going to put on other jerseys we’re going to back off on that offer until you’re ready to sign on the dotted line.

    • Cletis75
      3:45 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      I hope he did! I hope he said some shyte he can’t take back. De’Rickey Wright don’t take no lip off no bartenders either!

    • satcheluk
      9:03 pm June 18, 2019 Permalink

      Actually they recruited two top 100 recruits over him.

  7. StuckinLville
    3:43 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    I cant believe my eyes. Not only did a Bama recruit decommit but considering UK? My how times have changed. Now to land him would really send a statement. I think it’s obvious what stands UK apart though. Bama is just a football factory all about football and it seems the coaches arent as personable. I believe this to be the case with other schools bc one recruit said he was shocked how the whole UK stuff knew his name. The personalities of our coaches and them making recruits feel like their own children is what makes them special. I hope all long time UK football fans are enjoying this special era of football. Mark Stoops is special and I’m glad to see his success.

    • Cletis75
      3:48 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      True! I was skeptical of Stoops early on. Not recruiting, but clock management. He has sure came a long way since then. Keep Mo on our side Coach!

    • ukkatzfan
      4:52 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      Yes Yes Yes !!! They were just getting started Bro !!! Stoops Troops !!!

  8. UKinIN
    4:07 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    Perspective people. Justin Roger is considering making the same move. Just in the opposite direction.

    • cats646
      4:36 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      Justin Rogers will be a wildcat as will De’ricky

    • StuckinLville
      4:42 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      And?….we are used to players leaving us, not the other way around. And to say a five star recruit may leave to go to Bama…did you ever think you’d utter those words? Only yesterday we were fightin off Middle Tenn and Tulane for recruits.

    • ukkatzfan
      4:53 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      Just trust the process and we will get who we are suppose to get.

    • mashburnfan1
      5:59 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

      Rogers did say after his Bama visit he is still solid to UK,I know it is just words but right now he is still a CAT. No doubt we will lose some, because this staff gets kids that all the teams want, but now we are gaining some from the so called Big Programs, amazing.

  9. Boman2112
    5:16 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    My s on and I met coach Stoops before the first season of his tenure here and we conveyed our belief in him to get it done!
    Folks he’s getting it done!

  10. bradallen1
    5:33 pm June 17, 2019 Permalink

    Maybe Justin Rogers went into enemy territory on a secret recruiting mission ?

  11. Urincatland
    4:20 am June 18, 2019 Permalink

    Come on Mr Wright and join the BBN Family! Go Cats!