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Four-star receiver Devonta Lee “fell in love with Kentucky” during official visit



National Signing Day is just three days away, and the Kentucky football coaching staff is looking to bring in some elite talent to close out their 2019 recruiting class.

One of those stars? Four-star wide receiver Devonta Lee.

And judging by his most recent comments, things are looking pretty good for the Wildcats.

Lee, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver out of Amite, LA, said that he “fell in love with Kentucky” during his official visit to Lexington this weekend.

The Under Armour All-American holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, and Texas, among others, though most experts believe Lee’s recruitment will come down to LSU, Alabama, and Kentucky.

Rivals lists Lee as the No. 80 prospect in the nation and the No. 9 athlete overall, while 247 Sports has him at No. 177 and ESPN has him at No. 208 overall.

Lee’s high school teammate and Kentucky quarterback commit, Amani Gilmore, was also on his official visit in Lexington this weekend. After the visit, he let the Twitter world know he wanted his dynamic receiving partner to join him at Kentucky.

Here they were together during the jersey photo-op part of the visit:


Kentucky’s starting running back for next season also did his part to let Lee know he was more than welcome in Lexington:

If you haven’t seen this kid play yet, stop what you’re doing and watch just a few of his highlights.

This was just from the Class 2A Championship game last week, where he finished with 191 total yards on offense, two touchdowns, one forced fumble, and one interception:

He doesn’t have a senior highlight tape out quite yet, but his junior film will do:

This would be one heck of a signature to pull off next week…

Bring him on home, Coach Stoops.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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17 Comments for Four-star receiver Devonta Lee “fell in love with Kentucky” during official visit

  1. Duuuuuude
    12:28 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    With a name like Devonta, he has to be a good receiver. I would not be so fast to pencil in Rose as the starting running back either.

    • ClutchCargo
      12:41 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

      My first thought as well. But with his versatility and experience, he is the obvious choice at the beginning of the season.

    • ClutchCargo
      12:47 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

      “He” = Rose.

  2. clarks
    12:59 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    Rb rotation looks promising even though snell is going pro. Don’t think bbn realizes just yet how much talent is coming back next year. Obviously losing some good seniors but the ones behind them are very talented and have stepped in to make plays when others have went down.

    • Baize
      1:19 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

      I agree. A couple things though-

      1. We’re losing our entire secondary. I know D Rob made some plays, and Ajian had the INT against State, but that’s a lot of guys that have to step up.

      2. Our pass rush obviously won’t be as good next year. I trust our LB depth, but it’s not generational talent Josh Allen good, obviously.

    • Miller45
      1:45 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

      I hope they can do the run game by committee and spread out the number of touches. We will see. I still don’t have faith in Eddie gran

  3. Righteous1
    1:20 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    UK has 8 home games in 2019. They play at Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Mississippi State. They have the talent to have better seasons for the next 2 year’s than this current season. I believe that. More 4 star talent and some 5 star talent will start signing with UK. I believe an upgrade to our current facilities will be needed to compete with the elite in the SEC and possible playoff which will probably expand to 8 because of money. I figure the Power 5 champions and 3 at large teams are coming next. UK could be one of those 8 teams in the next 2 to 3 yrs with recruiting wins and player development.

  4. usmcdrew0311
    1:32 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    Y Corker will be a stud corner

  5. Epperson
    1:44 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    I really hope he can caught… that should be a dumb statement, but as our receivers have gone over the years; it’s valid.

    • Trevathan
      4:55 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

      No, you were right the first time. As written, that is a very dumb statement.

  6. UKfanman01
    3:54 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    LEEEEES GO Football Cats!!!!

  7. nadkin
    4:04 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    This is who I said we were recruiting that made Wandale, leave he was being recruited over, that’s a good problem to have Lee is a sure fire stud!!!

  8. east-ky-boy
    4:32 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    We have came alooooong way in recruiting. We used to battle Mac schools for players

  9. J. Did
    5:38 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    GO CATS!

  10. michaelb
    6:31 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    Guy is pretty well rounded, seems sure handed and times his attack pretty well. I like wr with size like that cuz their ain’t no arm tackling them. Work hard bro & come on down

  11. michaelb
    6:35 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    Rose is very good rb, if he gotten as many touches as benny – I don’t think his production would be quite far from snells. I like roses style of running a lil better. He has separation with a good top speed. If they use him right we won’t have much fall off at Rb

  12. KYCat4EVER
    10:19 pm December 16, 2018 Permalink

    Come to the Bluegrass Devonta! Come join Stoops Troops!