As the 2019 recruiting cycle nears its conclusion, two significant developments occurred on the 2020 front. The Cats picked up their first commitment in the 2020 class as a star from just down the road announced he is leaving the state.
Before the good news, here’s the bad news: Walker Parks will be a Clemson Tiger. The 6’5″ Frederick Douglass offensive tackle is considered a four-star prospect by the 247 Sports Composite. John Schlarman recruited Parks, but the junior was sold as soon as he stepped on campus.
— walker (@walkerparks64) October 21, 2018
The Good News: UK picked up a commitment just moments later from a 2020 offensive tackle. Richie Leonard announced on Twitter he was going to be a Wildcat shortly after the 6’4″ 285-pounder visited Lexington with his teammates from Cocoa, Florida.
— Richie Leonard IV™ (@Rhl4Richie) October 21, 2018
Leonard was also being recruited by Louisville, Cincinnati, North Carolina and Purdue, among others. Watch him do work: