After picking up six commitments in four weeks in the month of May, the Kentucky football recruiting front has been relatively calm. That’s about to change as Mark Stoops’ coaching staff is closing in on two talented football prospects from the South.
Wide receiver Chris Lewis (known by the recruiting services as Christian Lewis) plays basketball and football at Pleasant Grove High School in Alabama. Last season the 6-foot-3, 185-pound wideout caught an astounding 75 receptions for 1,398 yards and 20 touchdowns, including two touchdown passes in the 5A state title game before the Spartans were stopped one yard short of winning the school’s first championship.
Lewis has scholarships offers from almost every school in the SEC, along with Notre Dame, Oregon and Louisville, bringing his total list of offers to 39. A three-star recruit, Rivals and 247 Sports rank Lewis as a top 70 wide receiver in the country and a top 15 prospect from the state of Alabama. You might wonder how many of those wide receivers are actually better than Lewis after watching him repeatedly use the juke stick in his impressive highlight reel.
Another prospect recruited by UK linebackers coach Jon Sumrall is Martez Thrower. A 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Rochelle, GA, Thrower is also being heavily recruited by Arkansas, Tennessee, Nebraska, Colorado, Michigan State and Mississippi State.
Ranked by Rivals as a top 50 outside linebacker in the country, Thrower is a patient run stuffer that could fill a big need for UK in Sumrall’s inside linebackers’ room.