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Go Inside KSR’s Film Room for the 2021 Recruiting Class

Kentucky officially added 18 players to the roster from the 2021 recruiting class Wednesday morning. You probably know the basics about each. Now let’s take time to dive into their best work on film, courtesy of Gridiron Wizard Adam Luckett. For more detailed descriptions, click the link on each player’s name (and sorry, we aren’t breaking down the play of the punter).

Jager Burton

An incredible athlete for an offensive lineman, Burton easily gets to the next level to put a body on linebackers. He’s also a terror when he pulls down the line of scrimmage.

Jordan Dingle

Dingle is a talented pass-catcher for Bowling Green, particularly out of the slot. Maybe more importantly, UK tight ends must be able to lower their shoulder and block in the trenches. Dingle puts opponents on their backs.

Dekel Crowdus

The talented slot receiver uses incredible speed to create separation with clean releases at the line of scrimmage against press coverage.

Christian Lewis

An X-receiver needs to use size to make catches over top of people. Lewis does that, but his most eye-popping asset is his ability to break tackles and get hard-fought yards after the catch.

Devonte Ross

The unranked receiver blows by most opponents in his highlight reel, but he can alas put people on skates. A physical receiver that uses his hands to high point footballs, Kentucky got a signing day steal by adding Ross to the roster.

Martez Thrower

The inside linebacker from Georgia needs to put a little more meat on his bones, but like a few other undersized Will linebackers at Kentucky, he makes plays from sideline to sideline.

Adrian Huey

The cornerback from Tennessee’s bread and butter is his speed. He’s also physical enough to maintain leverage until it’s time to make a play on the ball.

Jordan Lovett

The term “nose for the ball” is overused, however, it applies to Lovett. An exceptional centerfielder of the defense, he never hesitates to make plays when the ball is in the air.

La’Vell Wright

This running back is not easy to tackle. At his best in-between the tackles, he’s still hard to bring down in open space because he runs with such great balance.

Chauncey Magwood

One of Freddie Maggard’s favorite players in the slot, Magwood puts defenders on their heels and takes advantage of it instantly. It’s important for slots to pick up yards after the catch and Magwood checks that box.

Maxwell Hairston

Hairston has all of the tools to succeed. One intangible you can’t measure but you can see on film are instincts and he has them. Even though the ball isn’t being thrown to his man, he knew to break on the ball and make a play in the end zone.

Jamarius Dinkins

Listed as a nose guard by UK, he showed at the high school level that he’s explosive and athletic enough to make plays as a defensive end.

Kaiya Sheron

The Somerset quarterback put the team on his back to help the school win their first state title in 2019. An above average athlete, he can make plays with his legs and his arm is powerful.

David Wohlabaugh

I very much enjoy watch tackles pull on counters. Wohlabaugh lowers his shoulder and enjoys a pancake when he pulls down the line of scrimmage.

Paul Rodriguez

A powerful blocker, he can knock people down when dropping into his pass blocking sets or when asked to block down on outside runs.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

7 Comments for Go Inside KSR’s Film Room for the 2021 Recruiting Class

  1. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    8:09 pm December 16, 2020 Permalink

    I see a lot of folks saying this class is an epic failure but it’s not over yet. Let’s hope we sign some more guys in the coming days/weeks.

  2. neat1ky
    8:48 pm December 16, 2020 Permalink

    Listen it doesn’t matter to these flakely fans what we do they can’t understand we r not going to be the Bama’s Ga Fla LSU of the SEC I’m just happy we go to bowls and usually competitive games because I go back to the late 60’s and only a few years in all that time to be excited about so yes I like what Stoops is trying to do

    • WKY Cat
      9:05 pm December 16, 2020 Permalink

      Neat1ky…you do realize we rank 11 out of 14 SEC teams. And the three behind us: 2 don’t have a coach a 1 just hired a new coach so technically UK is dead last. Simply not acceptable for the 15 highest paid coach in the country.

    • WKY Cat
      9:26 pm December 16, 2020 Permalink

      Sorry I spoke to soon. Now only Vandy and SC are ranked below us. Back to being a bottom dweller.

    • UKinIN
      4:34 am December 17, 2020 Permalink

      WKY Cat from 2015-2019 UK was actually 7th in the SEC regardless of the recruiting rankings. Look at wins and losses instead of rankings based on opinion.

  3. oldfanallin
    8:59 pm December 16, 2020 Permalink

    I missed the Bear, but I remember Charlie Bradshaw and the original Dickie Lyons and the ups downs since. I am all in on Stoops and his dedication to building a program vs just winning some games. I am hopeful that they are able to add offense to what has been built so far. GO CATS

  4. theweeze
    9:40 am December 17, 2020 Permalink

    How the heck is UT able to pull in 10 4* kids and we only can get 2! They have been awful for the past several years. I agree with neat that we will not compete with AL, GA, LSU, FL, AU and maybe a couple more on a consistent basis for recruiting but we really need to start getting into that 7-9 spot in the SEC if we want to move up into contending for the east at some point. Always being in the 10+ spots will keep us in the bottom of the league. I know our 2020 class was pretty historic but that needs to be every year! Otherwise UK will always be a 5-7 to 7-5 football team with a flash here and there.