One of the best players remaining on Kentucky’s 2021 football recruiting board is nearing a decision.
Rayshaun Benny, a four-star lineman from the Detroit suburb of Oak Park, revealed Tuesday afternoon that he will announce his college decision Sunday, Oct. 25. Just a few days ago Benny trimmed his list of schools to four: Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Kentucky.
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The 6-foot-5 275-pound lineman is the nation’s fourteenth-ranked defensive tackle and No. 188 player overall according to the 247 Sports Composite. Currently all six Crystal Ball picks and nine Rivals FutureCast predictions are for Michigan. Kentucky’s chances appear bleak, until you consider this:
Steve Clinkscale has been recruiting Benny since he was in middle school. Benny played with Marquan McCall and Justin Rogers at Oak Park High School. The previous two UK commits were highly-touted offensive linemen that chose UK to play on the defensive side of the ball, a pitch Kentucky has also shared with Benny.
Still don’t think Kentucky has a shot? Click on his Instagram page and you will find that his profile picture is an image of him standing on the UK logo at Kroger Field ahead of last year’s Tennessee game. It’s also noteworthy that before he announced his decision date, his last Retweet was this:
??let’s get this money pic.twitter.com/vEoPwPOuq5
— Justin Rogers (@AllAmerican52JR) October 11, 2020
It might seem like a long shot to some, but don’t count out the Cats in the Rayshaun Benny sweepstakes.