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Kentucky still in the mix for Michael Drennen

Andrew Ivins | 247

Andrew Ivins | 247

Kentucky is a finalist for one of the best athletes in the Midwest.

Michael Drennen has narrowed his list of schools down to ten. Kentucky made the cut alongside Ohio State, Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford and Arizona State.

You may be wondering why UK is still pursuing an all-purpose back. After all, the Cats already have four wide receiver and two running back commitments in the 2020 class. Mark Stoops will make room for Michael Drennen.

The No. 3 player in the state of Ohio is a consensus top five all-purpose back in America. A jack of all trades, the incredible athlete is the No. 158 player in America according to Rivals. He can excel out of the backfield or the slot and has the athleticism to contribute right away.

Shortly after releasing his top ten, Drennen told Rivals’ Josh Helmholdt he plans on officially visiting Kentucky this fall. The pitch UK coaches shared with him when he made unofficial trip to Lexington in June:

“It was just a good opportunity to chop it up with coaches and stay up on how much interest they have in me,” Drennen said. “They like me as a Lynn (Bowden). That’s their biggest pitch to me. They want to get me out in the open on screens, jet sweeps and stuff like that. That’s great. I have become very comfortable out in the open since my freshman year.”

Beau Allen, John Young and a handful of other commits have remained in close contact with Drennen throughout his recruitment. They’ll remain in his ear until he is finally ready to commit later in the recruiting calendar year.

Enjoy Drennen’s top plays from his third year at Dublin Coffman High School, Gunnar Hoak’s alma mater.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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