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Maxwell Hairston, Three-Star Michigan Cornerback, Commits to Kentucky

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Kentucky’s recruiting success in the state of Michigan continues.

Monday afternoon Maxwell Hairston announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over Minnesota, Purdue, Kansas and Virginia Tech, among others.

The best part of his announcement? Thirty minutes prior he let Minnesota and Purdue fans get their hopes up by posting this to his Instagram story.

Hailing from the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield, he’s the first player from the Great Lakes State to join UK’s 2021 recruiting class. Defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale has now successfully added seven players from the state of Michigan over the last four recruiting cycles.

Hairston may not be the last Michigan native to join this class. Shortly after the cornerback revealed his seven finalists, four-star Oak Park lineman Rayshaun Benny Tweeted to Hairston, “Where we going?” Kentucky was the only common school on their lists of finalists.

A low three-star recruit to start the spring season, Hairston began receiving significantly more attention on the recruiting trail shortly after he recorded a 4.5 40-yard dash at an Under Armour camp. Kansas was long considered his leader, but once he received a scholarship offer from the Wildcats, Hairston said, “Kentucky has been a dream school of mine since I was young, this is huge.” Now his dream is becoming a reality.

A 6-foot-1, 175-pound cornerback, the three-star recruit is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 38 player in the state of Michigan. In his junior season Hairston recorded two interceptions and ten pass break-ups. See those plays and more in his 2019 season highlight reel.

Kentucky’s 2021 football recruiting class now has 15 commitments, three defensive backs and is ranked No. 46 overall by 247 Sports Composite.

Kentucky Football 2021 Recruiting Class

NamePositionHometownHeightWeightRivalsRecruiter
Trevin Wallace LBJesup, GA6-22204-star, #35, #2 LBSumrall
Jager BurtonOGLexington, KY6-42704-star, #170, #8 OGMarrow
Dekel Crowdus WRLexington, KY5-101704-star, #44 WRMarrow
Christian Lewis WRPleasant Grove, AL6-31853-star, #69 WRSumrall
La'Vell Wright RBRadcliff, KY5-112053-star, #8 APBMarrow
Jordan Lovett DBRadcliff, KY6-21953-star, #5 KYMarrow
Jordan Dingle TEBowling Green, KY6-42353-star, #3 KYMarrow
Justice Dingle LB/DE TransferBowling Green, KY6-32504-star, #2 KY (HS)Marrow
Kaiya Sheron QBSomerset, KY6-32003-star, #8 KYHinshaw
Chauncey MagwoodWRLeesburg, GA6-01763-star, #65 WR Sumrall
David Wohlabaugh OTWadsworth, OH6-52773-star, #54 OTMarrow
Paul Rodriguez OLMason, OH6-53103-star, #32 OHMarrow
Martez Thrower ILBRochelle, GA6-22153-star, #41 OLBSumrall
Kahlil Saunders DLHuntsville, AL6-52603-starSumrall
Adrian Huey CBNashville, TN5-10.51603-star, #69 CBClinkscale
Maxwell Hairston CBWest Bloomfield, MI6-11603-star Clinkscale
Jamarius DinkinsSDEColumbus, OH6-52453-star, #32 SDEMarrow
Luke Fulton LB Transfer Youngstown, OH6-32153-star, #19 LBMarrow
Wilson BerryPunterMelbourne, Australia2-star Duffy
Devonte RossWRCartersville, GA6-0180NRStewart

Article written by Nick Roush

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

7 Comments for Maxwell Hairston, Three-Star Michigan Cornerback, Commits to Kentucky



  1. ukkatzfan
    3:36 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    Welcome to the BBN. Yahtzee !!!



  2. Youngcat25
    3:38 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    And he’s expected to get a bump in the rankings



  3. BigBluSoTru
    3:39 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    Yahtzee big dog bringem in another top 50 player



    • Hi Im Reality
      3:49 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

      You read that wrong. He’s the #38 player in the State of Michigan. 247Sports ranks him # 1,467 in the country.



  4. BigBluSoTru
    4:06 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    @HI , good catch need my glasses oh well still a high 3 star



  5. KYCat4EVER
    4:46 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    Welcome to BBN young man! We are glad to have you aboard!



  6. bbn606
    8:58 am August 18, 2020 Permalink

    Does 2 interceptions seem like a small amount for a corner?