After Kentucky snapped The Streak in The Swamp, a rivalry has developed on the recruiting front.
The Cats’ 2020 recruiting class started by investing in Florida. The first two commitments came in the trenches, offensive linemen Gerald Mincey and Richie Leonard. Once Dan Mullen caught wind of the move, he sprung into action.
Last night at 5:30, Mullen’s revenge came in the form of a commitment from Richie Leonard. Joining Mincey and defensive tackle Lamar Goods, all three of UK’s decommitments eventually flipped to Florida.
While Mullen was working on revenge, Kentucky acquired a verbal commitment from Samuel Anaele, a Top 100 recruit the tenth-ranked player in the Sunshine State. They also invested in another talented Florida recruit.
Saturday at 6:00, just 30 minutes after Leonard’s announcement, Morven Joseph reopened his recruitment.
— Mojo? (@MorvenJoseph) July 5, 2019
A three-star defensive lineman, Joseph committed to Florida in February. The No. 15 weak side defensive end in America according Rivals, Joseph unofficially visited UK in June. He also holds offers from Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU and 20 other programs. Joseph most recently visited Tallahassee, but the Cats are still in play.
Was the timing of Joseph’s announcement just a coincidence, or was it a calculated move to knock the Gators down a few pegs? I’d like to think the latter.