Kentucky is closing in on a pair of talented twins from Tennessee.
Friday morning a pair of four-star football players that once shared a zygote, Keaten and Destin Wade, revealed their final four. After sharing slightly different top ten lists, their finalists are synchronous: Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisville and Virginia.
Top 4 ! ?? pic.twitter.com/acM5Upknlh
— Keaten Wade (@KeatenWade) April 2, 2021
— Destin Wade (@Destinwade1) April 2, 2021
No offense to Louisville or Virginia, but this is a two-horse race between the Cats and the Vols for the Middle Tennessee natives. The two programs previously tangled over Tyler Baron, Tre’vonn Rybka and Octavious Oxendine, only losing the battle to the Knoxville native. This is Stoops’ first war on the recruiting front with Josh Heupel’s regime and UK may have an upper hand.
Reading between the lines, Keaten did not feature Tennessee in his previous list. That could be significant as the Cats attempt to close on the 6-foot-5 outside linebacker that is a consensus top 200 player overall. His brother Destin, who plays quarterback and defensive back for Summit High School, is ranked by Rivals as the No. 23 athlete in America.
The only thing better than securing commitments from four-star twins is beating your rivals to to pick up a pair of commitments from four-star twins. Kentucky can do just that in the near future.