Kentucky has added a a large new piece to the Big Blue Wall.
Two days after departing from an official visit in Lexington, four-star JUCO offensive lineman Jeremy Flax committed to Kentucky. Texas Tech and Auburn were once thought to be the leaders in Flax’s recruitment, but Mark Stoops’ staff pulled out all of the stops on Flax’s official visit to secure the commitment.
All I can say is wow…I wanna thank everyone who has helped me get this far And I wanna thank every team for offering me and giving me a schoolarship but sadly I can only pick one school. And that school is THE University of Kentucky ?????? #BBN #GoWildCats #BIGBLUEWALL. pic.twitter.com/2NW29Ua088
— Jeremy Flax 6??6?? (@FlaxNotFlex) December 17, 2019
Originally from Steve Clinkscale’s recruiting territory in Dearborn Heights, Mi., Flax spent the last two years at Independence C.C. in Kansas, the same school where Jason Brown gained fame on Last Chance U. Flax will have three seasons of eligibility at Kentucky. Stoops and Clink pulled out all of the stops to secure the commitment from Flax.
Clinkscale and Stoops visited Flax in Kansas and his mother in Michigan on the same day last week. While in Michigan, the coaches read to students in Flax's mother's class (she's a teacher). https://t.co/t9983Hy4yE
— Josh Edwards (@JEdwarCBS) December 17, 2019
One of the top five JUCO offensive linemen in all of the recruiting services, Flax is the second-ranked offensive tackle in the 247 Composite rankings and the No. 38 player overall. The 6’6″ 320-pounder earned First Team All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association in 2019.
A player that absolutely manhandled opponents at Indy, Flax could work his way into the rotation on next year’s offensive line, whether at guard or tackle. Enjoy some of his best work.
The second four-star addition of the day gives John Schlarman five offensive linemen in the 2020 recruiting class. Ten of UK’s 18 commitments are four-star prospects or better in at least one recruiting service. Take a look at Kentucky’s top 25 class as we wait for Joel Williams’ announcement.
Kentucky Football Class of 2020
|Justin Rogers||DT||Oak Park, MI||6-4||315||5-star, #16 Overall|
|Samuel Anaele||DE/OLB||Miami, FL||6-4||250||4-star, #208 Overall|
|Michael Drennen II||APB||Dublin, OH||5-11||190||4-star, #210 Overall|
|Beau Allen||QB||Lexington, KY||6-2||200||4-star, #13 QB|
|R.J. Adams||OG||Woodbridge, VA||6-3||320||4-star, #16 OG|
|John Young||OT||Louisville, KY||6-6||295||4-star, #36 OT|
|Tre'vonn Rybka||DL||Dickson, TN||6-4`||281||4-star, #26 DT|
|Octavious Oxendine||DT||Radcliff, KY||6-3||300||4-star, #30 DT|
|Josaih Hayes||DT||Horn Lake, MS||6-3||285||4-star, #151 Overall|
|Joey Gatewood||QB (Auburn)||Jacksonville, FL||6-5||230||4-star, #49 Overall|
|Jeremy Flax||OT (JUCO)||Dearborn, MI||6-6||315||4-star, No. 12 JUCO|
|Joel Williams||DB||Baton Rouge, LA||6-1||190||3-star, #34 S|
|Andru Phillips||CB||Mauldin, SC||6-0||180||3-star, #7 CB|
|JuTahn McClain||APB||Fairfield, OH||5-9||176||3-star, #14 APB|
|Vito Tisdale||DB||Bowling Green, KY||6-2||190||3-star, #10 KY|
|Kalil Branham||WR||Columbus, OH||6-1||205||3-star, #93 WR|
|Deondre Buford||OT||Detroit, MI||6-5||270||3-star, #48 OT|
|Izayah Cummings||WR||Louisville, KY||6-3||210||3-star, #9 KY|
|Earnest Sanders||WR||Flint, MI||6-2||190||3-star, #26 MI|
|D'Eryk Jackson||LB||Dexter, GA||6-2||235||3-star, #106 GA|
|Joshua Jones||OT||Phenix City, AL||6-6||300||3-star, #32 AL|
|Carrington Valentine||CB||Cincinnati, OH||6-0||218||3-star, #23 OH|
|Rickey Hyatt Jr.||S||Westerville, OH||6-1||195||3-star, #22 OH|