The Early Signing Period has been generous to the Kentucky Wildcats. Thursday afternoon cornerback Joel Williams became the fifth four-star prospect to commit to Kentucky in three days.
Of the 21 signees in Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class (that’s including Joey Gatewood), 14 players are four-star recruits in at least one recruiting service. The Rivals average star-rating for each prospect is 3.52, the 13th-best in America. The recruiting website currently ranks the Cats’ class at No. 19 (that does not include Joey Gatewood).
Eleven states are represented in UK’s 2020 class. Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan are tied for the most with four apiece. North Carolina is the only state south of the Mason-Dixon Line and east of the Mississippi that is not sending a recruit to Kentucky.
The best news? There’s still room to grow. Stoops’ staff will be pursuing Bowling Green safety Vito Tisdale and Columbus, Oh. all-purpose back Michael Drennen II until they reach the finish line. While UK puts the finishing touches on the class, take a look at Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class as of today.
Kentucky Football Class of 2020
|Justin Rogers||DT||Oak Park, MI||6-4||315||5-star, #16 Overall|
|Samuel Anaele||DE/OLB||Miami, FL||6-4||250||4-star, #208 Overall|
|Michael Drennen II||APB||Dublin, OH||5-11||190||4-star, #210 Overall|
|Beau Allen||QB||Lexington, KY||6-2||200||4-star, #13 QB|
|R.J. Adams||OG||Woodbridge, VA||6-3||320||4-star, #16 OG|
|John Young||OT||Louisville, KY||6-6||295||4-star, #36 OT|
|Tre'vonn Rybka||DL||Dickson, TN||6-4`||281||4-star, #26 DT|
|Octavious Oxendine||DT||Radcliff, KY||6-3||300||4-star, #30 DT|
|Josaih Hayes||DT||Horn Lake, MS||6-3||285||4-star, #151 Overall|
|Joey Gatewood||QB (Auburn)||Jacksonville, FL||6-5||230||4-star, #49 Overall|
|Jeremy Flax||OT (JUCO)||Dearborn, MI||6-6||315||4-star, No. 12 JUCO|
|Joel Williams||DB||Baton Rouge, LA||6-1||190||3-star, #34 S|
|Andru Phillips||CB||Mauldin, SC||6-0||180||3-star, #7 CB|
|JuTahn McClain||APB||Fairfield, OH||5-9||176||3-star, #14 APB|
|Vito Tisdale||DB||Bowling Green, KY||6-2||190||3-star, #10 KY|
|Kalil Branham||WR||Columbus, OH||6-1||205||3-star, #93 WR|
|Deondre Buford||OT||Detroit, MI||6-5||270||3-star, #48 OT|
|Izayah Cummings||WR||Louisville, KY||6-3||210||3-star, #9 KY|
|Earnest Sanders||WR||Flint, MI||6-2||190||3-star, #26 MI|
|D'Eryk Jackson||LB||Dexter, GA||6-2||235||3-star, #106 GA|
|Joshua Jones||OT||Phenix City, AL||6-6||300||3-star, #32 AL|
|Carrington Valentine||CB||Cincinnati, OH||6-0||218||3-star, #23 OH|
|Rickey Hyatt Jr.||S||Westerville, OH||6-1||195||3-star, #22 OH|
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) December 18, 2019