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Kentucky’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class up to No. 15 in National Rankings

Kentucky continues to rise in the national recruiting rankings.

When the Wildcats officially received signatures from 20 recruits on Early Signing Day, Kentucky’s 2020 class ranked nineteenth in the Rivals national rankings. Since then UK added two four-star defensive backs — Joel Williams and Vito Tisdale — into the mix and Rivals re-ranked their prospects one final time. With just over two weeks until every signing class is complete, Kentucky’s 2020 class ranks No. 15 in America.

The Cats are in good company with traditional powerhouses in the complete Rivals national rankings.

Kentucky also ranks 15th nationally based on average star rating at 3.5 per signee.

Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow are still working to add another piece or two to the class on Feb. 5, the traditional National Signing Day. Whoever joins the group will be a part of the highest-ranked recruiting class in school history.

Kentucky Football Class of 2020

Justin RogersDTOak Park, MI6-43155-star, #16 Overall
Samuel AnaeleDE/OLBMiami, FL6-42504-star, #208 Overall
Michael Drennen IIAPBDublin, OH5-111904-star, #210 Overall
Beau AllenQBLexington, KY6-22004-star, #13 QB
R.J. AdamsOGWoodbridge, VA6-33204-star, #16 OG
John YoungOTLouisville, KY6-62954-star, #36 OT
Tre'vonn RybkaDLDickson, TN6-4`2814-star, #26 DT
Octavious Oxendine DTRadcliff, KY6-33004-star, #30 DT
Josaih HayesDTHorn Lake, MS6-32854-star, #151 Overall
Joey GatewoodQB (Auburn)Jacksonville, FL6-52304-star, #49 Overall
Jeremy FlaxOT (JUCO)Dearborn, MI6-63154-star, No. 12 JUCO
Joel WilliamsDBBaton Rouge, LA6-11903-star, #34 S
Andru PhillipsCBMauldin, SC6-01803-star, #7 CB
JuTahn McClainAPBFairfield, OH5-91763-star, #14 APB
Vito TisdaleDBBowling Green, KY6-21903-star, #10 KY
Kalil BranhamWRColumbus, OH6-12053-star, #93 WR
Deondre BufordOTDetroit, MI6-52703-star, #48 OT
Izayah CummingsWRLouisville, KY6-32103-star, #9 KY
Earnest SandersWRFlint, MI 6-21903-star, #26 MI
D'Eryk Jackson LBDexter, GA6-22353-star, #106 GA
Joshua JonesOTPhenix City, AL6-63003-star, #32 AL
Carrington ValentineCBCincinnati, OH6-02183-star, #23 OH
Rickey Hyatt Jr.SWesterville, OH6-11953-star, #22 OH


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Kentucky’s 2020 Football Recruiting Class up to No. 15 in National Rankings

  1. Hindu
    5:17 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

    Oops, this is because Rivals has temporarily removed the Top250 bonus points. The new Top250 will be released tomorrow, so you will see UK fall back in the 20 range.

  2. RAGE
    5:45 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

    I may be confused and don’t understand but where is Bama Clemson Ohio state and UGA

    • RAGE
      5:45 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

      Just to name a few I don’t see them and no football rankings can go without them…

    • ukkatzfan
      5:48 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

      This page starts out with two teams tied for 8th. Take the link to the complete rankings and you will see them.

    • RAGE
      6:07 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

      Oh ok thanks for clearing that up Katzfan I was really confused there for a moment

  3. ukkatzfan
    5:53 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

    I am Ready for opening day kickoff !!! #MoFootball

  4. csnailnrun
    5:58 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

    How the flip does puke orange pull in a consistently better class than we being a dump pit for the last several years!?! And the ‘Cocks right behind us winning 4games this year? #MediaDarlings

    • WKY Cat
      6:56 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

      I lived in Knoxville for 8 years. They breath and eat football. Plus they do have good facilities. Neyland is a great stadium. I think we have caught them in facilities but their fan base is much more rabid than ours. Might be the reason.

    • satcheluk
      7:20 pm January 21, 2020 Permalink

      They are #1 in the SEC with their recruiting budget at well over $1mm which is nearly double ours.