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Kentucky OL target Richie Leonard sets decision date

Former Kentucky commitment and current offensive line target Richie Leonard has set his commitment date.

This afternoon, the 2020 three-star offensive guard out of Cocoa, FL announced on Twitter that he will be making his decision on July 5 to celebrate his mother’s birthday.

Leonard, ranked on 247 Sports Composite as the nation’s No. 49 offensive guard, will focus on Kentucky, Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Miami, UCF, Louisville, West Virginia, and Washington State during the home stretch of his recruitment.

The next step for the 6-foot-2, 320-pound prospect will be to finish out his official visits in the next month and a half before making a decision. He already has one scheduled to Georgia Tech next week, Kentucky from June 5-7, and he is also putting together an official to Tennessee for June, as well. He last visited Florida State in April.

In an interview with 247 Sports, Leonard says that he wants to get this decision behind him so he can focus on his senior year. Once he makes his announcement, his recruitment is over.

“Just wanted to be done with this recruiting stuff before my senior season started and my moms birthday happened to fall early in the dead period so it worked out well,” he said. “I don’t wanna be stressed with the recruiting process, school, and trying to win a state championship, so this time when it’s done it’s done.”

If you ask Kentucky offensive line commit John Young, he’s pretty confident in the Wildcats coming out on top.

After decommitting from Kentucky back in April, let’s see if the UK coaching staff can seal the deal for good during the home stretch of his recruitment.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 Comments for Kentucky OL target Richie Leonard sets decision date

  1. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    5:41 pm May 18, 2019 Permalink

    Announcing on momma’s birthday sounds like he’s staying home.

    • mashburnfan1
      8:12 pm May 18, 2019 Permalink

      May be home state but not really that close to home, FSU {rumor favorite} is 4.5 hours from Cocoa. He wants to stay home go to UCF which is an hour or Miami down the turnpike about 3 hours.

  2. mashburnfan1
    8:03 pm May 18, 2019 Permalink

    He already has shown that a commit from him means nothing. Will wait till he signs no matter where he says he is going. Love how he says he just wants this over with,,,,,really? Well it was over with had you just stayed. Hope he does become a CAT but even if he says UK on 7-5 I will wait till a signature is in on this one. Would be nice to go ahead and close out all 3 from the picture.

  3. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    11:33 pm May 18, 2019 Permalink

    Justin Rodgers is announcing in 2 days and UK is the favourite at this time.