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Meet the Four-Star Recruit who could fill the void left by Jordan Watkins

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Andrew Ivins | 247

Thursday evening Jordan Watkins announced he reopened his recruitment. Losing a wide receiver from Louisville, likely to UofL, certainly dampened the spirits of the Big Blue Nation. They may not be down for long.

One of Kentucky’s top remaining targets in the 2020 recruiting class is Michael Drennen II. Hailing from Gunnar Hoak’s alma mater, Dublin Coffman High School (Oh.), Drennen is ranked by Rivals as the No. 6 all-purpose back in America and No. 159 player overall. An incredibly fast running back that also makes plays as a slot receiver, Drennen has offers from Ohio State, Alabama, USC and every other top-ranked college football program in America.

Even though he lives in Ohio State’s backyard, Kentucky is the favorite to land the four-star prospect with 73 percent of the 247 Crystal Ball picks currently in the Cats’ favor. Drennen officially visited UK for the Florida game and left impressed.

“It felt different probably because my momma was there and she had never been on a visit with me. I just wanted to see her reaction, and she loved it. I really couldn’t ask for much more. The crowd was pretty big, the atmosphere was crazy and there was a lot of fans there,” he told Rivals’ Josh Helmholdt.

“Out of all my teams, it feels like they show me the most love. Their offense really fits me. They told me they want me to play a Lynn Bowden (role) – that versatile running back/slot type.”

Recruited by Vince Marrow, if Drennen does in fact pick UK, he would be the highest-ranked skill player to commit to the Cats since Bowden. Earlier this week, Marrow alluded to a few high-profile silent commits. My gut tells me one of those silent commits is Drennen.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

15 Comments for Meet the Four-Star Recruit who could fill the void left by Jordan Watkins



  1. My Dixie Wrecked
    12:23 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    This article was on Kentucky.com, the Herald Leader site, 4 hours earlier than here. Nick, are you ripping off their ideas?



    • UKCatAttack
      12:47 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Lol. They both ripped off Rivals. That’s how this works nowadays.



    • kyle heavy
      4:26 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      There’s not been many original thoughts or content on this site since Beisner left. If you had house of blue access on rivals you’d be amazed at how much shows up here after it’s posted there.



    • catsfan9508
      6:01 am October 12, 2019 Permalink

      Didn’t ksr get accused awhile back for taking other sites info and trying to use it as their own? I’m not saying they did. I’m just saying I thought someone said that



  2. BobbyBlue
    12:31 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    I am impressed but choosing UK over Bama and OSU,is hard for me to believe



    • mashburnfan1
      1:41 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      Don’t know why you can’t believe, is not the first time it has happened. And will not be the last time.



    • bruh
      6:50 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

      It’s not too rare anymore



  3. abobicesaevior
    12:40 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    Early playing time, the history of Lynn Bowden/Benny Snell and playing closer to home. Easy to see why he’d choose UK.



  4. shelby3605
    12:49 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    Would love to have him



  5. zoupman
    5:05 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    This guy is so much better than Watkins.



  6. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    8:27 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    He fits the offense??? Which one, the one where Stoops keeps his hands off it or the one where scoring is considered violating team rules?



  7. notFromhere
    9:43 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    This is what I was thinking watching his highlights. He is dynamic like Bowden, and I hope we get him.

    When is big blue madness, btw? Might check that out in a couple months



  8. livingood4UK
    10:32 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    How many great offensive skill players have we got other than Bowden during the stoops era? I’ll wait…no maybe I won’t. There hasn’t been any. None that could change a program and Bowden hasn’t shown me much lately in that category either. We have got to have playmakers on offense. It takes defense to win in the sec but you have to have some skilled playmakers on offense.



  9. livingood4UK
    10:32 pm October 11, 2019 Permalink

    My point is, here is another but they’re few and far between



  10. KATastrophe
    1:17 am October 12, 2019 Permalink

    Lol – no such thing as a “silent commit” or any other trustworthy kind in this day and age until the pen and ink flow on signing day.