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Kentucky Football targets scheduling official visits to see campus in June

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After what felt like a never-ending dead period, in-person recruiting is finally coming BACK on June 1, and with that comes a flood of the nation’s top football prospects to visit campuses all across the country. Kentucky appeared to be holding off on announcing potential official visits for the summer earlier in the month while other programs went ahead and announced them, but that is no longer the case–several recruits have been taking to social media over the last few days to announce their upcoming trips to Lexington.

By the looks of it, June is shaping up to be a busy time on the Kentucky campus, per 247 Sports. As of right now, eight targets from the class of 2022 have scheduled official visits to check out what the Wildcats have to offer. More will surely announce in the future and there a couple of players we’ll talk about who don’t currently have visits planned, but do intend on seeing Lexington sometime during June or into the fall.

June 11-13 (3)

Tyreese Fearbry: 4-star, No. 249 – 6-5, 210-pound WDE

A couple of weeks ago, Tyreese Fearbry told Brian Dohn of 247 Sports that four official visits were already scheduled with the hopes of a fifth coming to light soon. Those trips include Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Penn State, and Auburn, in that order, with the potential to add his fifth and final official visit to a powerhouse program such as Clemson, Georgia, or Notre Dame.

Playing his high school ball up in Pittsburgh, PA, the hometown Pitt Panthers and nearby Penn State Nittany Lions will surely try to keep him in-state. Fearbry has also received two Crystal Ball high-confidence predictions in favor of Pitt, however, both of them came near the end of 2020. We’ll likely get a better idea of where he stands with a decision following his visits in June. As the lone four-star recruit in this post, Fearbry would be a massive get for the ‘Cats if he were to commit to UK.

D’Arco Perkins-McAllister: 3-star, No. 630 – 6-1, 185-pound S

Kentucky is loading up on defensive backs from the class of 2022 and D’Arco Perkins-McAllister would fit in nicely with the players already committed: Treyveon Longmire, Andre Stewart, and Jeremiah Caldwell. Perkins-McAllister announced his intentions to visit Lexington on Twitter earlier this week and also did the same with TCU. He recently picked up two offers from Michigan and Texas, as well, meaning more schools could still be trying to make a move on him.

247 Sports has Perkins-McAllister visiting South Carolina at the end of June, too, putting him at three confirmed official visits of the five that are allowed.

Quinton Conley: 3-star, No. 400 – 6-5, 190-pound WR/TE

Back in early March, Quinton Conley told KSR that Kentucky and Nebraska were the schools reaching out to him the most, and those two programs appear to still be near the top of his list not even two months later. The native of Missouri tweeted out on Monday that he’s set to see Lexington in the middle of June and then sent out another post one day later indicating he would make the trip to Lincoln, NE for the Cornhuskers Spring Game, which is set for this Saturday, May 1.

Standing at 6-foot-5, the Kentucky coaching staff told Conley they would like him to play tight end at the next level. The ‘Cats already have one tight end from the class of 2022, Josh Kattus, but could feasibly add another one, especially one as talented as Conley.

June 18-20

Daughtry Richardson: 3-star, No. 443 – 6-4, 285-pound OT

Kentucky has not been shy about its infatuation with Daughtry Richardson, who tweeted out on Monday that he plans to visit campus in June. He confirmed with KSR last month that he nearly committed to the ‘Cats at the beginning of 2021, but backed off that decision once he began to blow up across the recruiting scene and more offers flowed in. That being said, Kentucky is still in good shape to land Richardson. He has a longstanding relationship with offensive line coach Eric Wolford that dates back to Wolford’s time at South Carolina.

Richardson plans to drop a top 6 on May 9 and then decide on his mother’s birthday, July 26. He also tweeted out that he will attend Miami’s (FL) invite-only cookout event scheduled for June 1 while 247 Sports has him logged for an official visit to Florida State on June 11. Crystal Ball and FutureCast predictions currently trend toward the Seminoles, but the Kentucky visit coming after FSU could play into UK’s favor as they try to make one last push.

Ryan Baer: 3-star, No. 612 – 6-7, 305-pound OT

Four of the five official visits for Ryan Baer have already been filled up by the likes of Virginia, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee, in that order. Judging by the caliber of programs in contention, Kentucky has to feel pretty good about its chances of bringing along another talented offensive linemen. Baer is quite literally built like a bear, as well, clocking in at 6-foot-7 and weighing over 300 pounds.

June 25-27

Grayson Morgan: 3-star, No. 745 – 6-6, 255-pound OT

247 Sports is reporting that Grayson Morgan was in attendance to watch both Mississippi State and Tennessee for spring games earlier this month with two official visits scheduled to see Kentucky and Maryland in June. Another impressive offensive line prospect, Morgan will be joined in Lexington on June 25 by multiple Kentucky targets from his position group, who we’ll talk about below.

Hunter Mclain: NR – 6-6, 300-pound OG

The only unranked prospect currently with an official visit to Kentucky planned, Hunter Mclain’s biggest offer thus far is from the ‘Cats and he wasted no time setting up a trip to Lexington. The majority of his offers have come over the last 30 days or so, indicating that he’s still an under-the-radar prospect but one that could blow up at any time. The Kentucky coaching staff has been consistent in identifying hidden talent before other major programs and the fact that Mclain already has an official visit planned is definitely something to keep an eye on.

Drew Bobo: 3-star, No. 586 – 6-5, 280-pound OT

Much like Daughtry Richardson, Drew Bobo is another offensive line recruit who has known Coach Wolford since his South Carolina days. Since Bobo’s father Mike was previously the offensive coordinator with the Gamecocks, the younger Bobo was able to spend time around the team practices despite the dead period, he recently told KSR, steadily developing a relationship with Wolford. Mike Bobo is now at Auburn as the OC, although an offer from the Tigers has yet to come.

Bobo tweeted out that he’ll be at Georgia’s campus on June 1 and 247 Sports reports that official visits to Georgia Tech and Virginia are scheduled for June with Kentucky batting clean up at the end of the month. Bobo was also at Georgia Tech last week for the Yellow Jackets’ Spring Game.

Planning to visit

Myles Pollard: 3-star, No. 418 – 6-2, 185-pound CB

After taking a trip to Lexington on his own earlier this month, Pollard told KSR that he does plan on scheduling an official visit to come back to Kentucky, but he currently does not have a date in mind. As of right now, he already has OVs set in June to go see Oklahoma, Michigan, and Auburn. When Pollard dropped his top 6 back in February, both OU and UM, along with Kentucky, made the cut, so it’s safe to assume those three are still near the top of his list.

Keon Wylie: 3-star, No. 618 – 6-3, 220-pound WDE

After picking up an offer from Kentucky on April 6, Keon Wylie is already eager to set up a trip to see the campus. The Philly native already has two official visits planned to see a pair of in-state programs, Pittsburgh and Penn State, and now has the ‘Cats on his mind. Wylie dropped a top 6 on Jan. 2 that did not include Kentucky, but after UK extended an offer, it would appear they are at the very least in the mix.

June is going to be an important month for head coach Mark Stoops and the rest of his staff. For some of these high school juniors, this is the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that they’ll be able to see college campuses live and in person. This list will surely grow by the time June rolls around and we’ll keep you updated as those are revealed.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

1 Comment for Kentucky Football targets scheduling official visits to see campus in June

  1. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    6:16 pm April 29, 2021 Permalink

    The fact we’re in the convo and actually getting commentments from kids all over the country is a good sign of things to come.