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Monday Night Football Recruiting Notes: Beau, Justin, Earnest and Georgie



If Beau Allen contributes as much for Kentucky on the field as he has already off the field, the future of the program is bright.

This weekend 2020 commits Justin Rogers and Earnest Sanders made the trip from Michigan to Lexington. Since it was an unofficial visit, they had to find a place to stay. Instead of shacking up at a hotel, the Allen family opened their doors to Beau’s future teammates. Throw the rankings out the door. The brightest star is Georgie the Bulldog.


He’s so flipping tiny! How can you not love this guy?


In almost every football recruiting class, there’s a guy who commits early that tries to recruit others to join him. Often times that is the quarterback. In this rare instance, the guy is a quarterback who also lives right down the road from the school. Whenever high-profile players visit UK, Allen can make the short drive to campus. If one of the guys needs a place to stay, the Allens can take care of them.

Throw out the recruiting ramifications for just a moment. Remember when you were in high school? The two most exciting things on your calendar were taking a road trip and staying the night at a friend’s house. Those experiences take relationships to another level by creating lasting bonds.

Each and every single one of the kids that has committed to Kentucky in the 2020 class has talked about how it “felt like family” at UK. That’s not by accident. Sure, the coaches and current players all treat them well while they’re on campus, but that happens everywhere. In UK’s 2020 class they have already developed friendships with their future teammates, relationships that will only continue to grow each and every time one makes a weekend trip to Lexington.

Hear from Beau

The gun-slinger loosened up his arm by throwing some foosball with Uncle Rico LEX-18’s Charlie Walter.

Playing the Waiting Game with Rickey Hyatt Jr.

Many folks believed Kentucky could convince the three-star safety to commit to UK during an unofficial visit to Lexington this weekend. That’s much easier said than done.

Throughout Benny Snell’s career, he talked about how getting spurned by Ohio State fueled him to be great. Hyatt Jr. has not had that same problem at Westerville Central High. Hyatt holds an offer from the Buckeyes. Vince Marrow has won his fair share of recruiting battles against Ohio State, but it took a lot of energy and effort over an extended amount of time. Hyatt may not wait until just before NSD like Chris Oats and Lynn Bowden, but I would not be surprised if we’re still having this conversation three months from now.

Michael Drennen Visits Florida Schools

This weekend one of the highest-ranked players still on UK’s board paid visits to a pair of Florida schools. It started Friday night in Gainesville where the four-star athlete from Dublin, Oh. worked out in front of Dan Mullen’s coaching staff.

“I like everything, I like the facilities,” Drennen told Gator Country. “I like how everyone here makes you feel like you belong here, they make you feel like a family. Their pitch to me was pretty good.”

In that interview, Tennessee and Kentucky were the first two schools mentioned aside from Florida. He plans on officially visiting all three, along with Arizona State and possibly LSU. Before leaving the Sunshine State, he made his way down the panhandle to Florida State. The Seminoles did not initially make Drennen’s top ten. Maybe he’s reconsidering the Seminoles?

Two Names from UK Football Camp Commit Elsewhere

Morven Joseph, a three-star defensive end from Florida, camped with his teammates in Lexington earlier this summer and gave a few positive reviews of his experience. On the same night Richie Leonard committed to Florida, Joseph backed of his pledge to the Gators. Even though I hoped it was to achieve some sort of revenge on Dan Mullen on behalf of the Cats, it turns out he was more of a Seminole. Sunday afternoon Joseph committed to Florida State.

A few days earlier, Pikeville product Jackson Hensley committed to Harvard. The incredibly fast wide receiver was one of the better campers in Lexington all summer, but it wasn’t enough to earn an offer from UK. Even so, Hensley is setup to succeed by taking his talents to the Ivy League.

Changes Coming to UK’s Weight Room

Even though it’s practically brand new, they’re tearing up the floor before players report for training camp.




Article written by Nick Roush

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

8 Comments for Monday Night Football Recruiting Notes: Beau, Justin, Earnest and Georgie

  1. mashman 93
    8:14 pm July 29, 2019 Permalink

    A couple of college football prognosticators are already picking Toledo to upset Kentucky in the opener. It won’t happen. GO BIG BLUE!!! Love my team. I’m sure Beau took good care of the fellas.

    • satcheluk
      10:34 pm July 29, 2019 Permalink

      Whatever. I just dropped $500 on UK over 6.5 wins. I’ll probably make another bet closer to opening game if no further injuries occur.

  2. ClutchCargo
    12:23 am July 30, 2019 Permalink

    Rogers looks like he has bear paws for hands. Goodness gracious!

  3. silvertopcat
    2:07 am July 30, 2019 Permalink

    I wish they would offer Jackson Hensley from Pikeville.

    • J-Dub421
      10:21 am July 30, 2019 Permalink

      He just committed to Harvard. It’s in the article.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:53 am July 30, 2019 Permalink

      Still would be worth an offer. Sometimes kids change their minds. 😉

    • UKFanSC
      4:19 pm July 30, 2019 Permalink

      Unless the kid has a legit shot at a pro career he should stay with Harvard for God’s sake…..c’mon.

  4. UKFanSC
    12:22 pm July 30, 2019 Permalink

    Go Cats !