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Offensive Tackle Deondre Buford Commits to Kentucky

Allen Trieu | 247 Sports

Another one of Michigan’s top athletes will play football at the University of Kentucky.

According to 247 Sports’ Josh Edwards, offensive tackle Deondre Buford has committed to Kentucky. A four-star recruit by 247 Sports, the publication ranks Buford as the No. 24 offensive tackle in America and No. 295 prospect overall. He chose UK over Auburn, Missouri, Pitt, Purdue and Arizona. Edwards reports that Buford has been silently committed to the program since April, but wanted to wait to announce it until a meaningful day for him and his family.

A star for Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit, Buford is UK’s third commitment in the 2020 class from the Great Lakes State, joining defensive tackle Justin Rogers and wide receiver Earnest Sanders. Steve Clinkscale now has pulled in five commitments from Michigan over three recruiting classes.

Buford’s official visit to Kentucky will go down as one of the most influential recruiting weekends in the history of the football program. On the final weekend of April 2019, Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow hosted Buford, Rogers, Beau Allen, Dru Phillips and John Young. All five fringe four-star players are now members of the Cats’ 2020 class. What a weekend.

A powerful 6-5 270 pound tackle, here’s a sample of what you’ll see in a Kentucky uniform in the future.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

15 Comments for Offensive Tackle Deondre Buford Commits to Kentucky



  1. bigblue98
    4:54 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome – love when the big nasties commit. Our team is built along the offensive and defensive lines. Naysayers will see that this year when the oline mows over other teams. Go Cats!



    • EazyDuzIt
      5:12 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly, that’s why we’ve gotten so much better.



    • runningunnin.454
      6:09 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      It’s won or lost in the trenches.



  2. kydrummer
    5:07 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Vince Marrow said on KSR that we had some silent commitments, this must be one of them. #Yatzee!



  3. EazyDuzIt
    5:14 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    One of the top lines in the country the last few years and UK keeps getting better in recruiting. Louisville’s demise was their lack of good line play btw. UK has taken over the state and will surprise again nationwide. Great class for next year too.



  4. Hal Chidick
    5:16 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Great news!!



  5. zoupman
    5:27 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    So proud of the job this coaching staff has done with bringing in and developing linemen.



  6. WKY Cat
    6:00 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    247 has him as a 3 star. Did he drop that fast??



  7. cats646
    6:47 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Let’s goooooooo!!!!
    #bringit!!
    GO BIG BLUE!!



  8. mashburnfan1
    8:25 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome to BBN young man. Happy to have you help build this program into something special. Foundation is set, players like this will keep it building. GO BIG BLUE.



  9. You Can Call Me Cal
    11:17 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    What was the special day? That was left out of both articles.