For the biggest game in the history of Kroger Field, Mark Stoops is hosting one of the biggest recruiting weekends in Kentucky football history.
Arguably the most important player visiting campus is a Kentucky commit. Defensive tackle Cavon Butler will take his official visit this weekend. Butler isn’t the highest-ranked recruit, but he’s an incredibly talented interior defensive lineman (a tough position to recruit) that has drawn the interest from Ohio State and Michigan State since he committed to UK. Before he officially visits Columbus for the Michigan game, the Cats have a chance to make a big impression this weekend.
Butler is one of many from the Buckeye State who will be making the trip to Lexington down I-75. Springfield High School has quite the caravan. Three-star 2019 outside linebacker Ra’Heim Moss will unofficially visit with a pair of UK commits, Moses Douglass and Isaiah Gibson.
Most of Kentucky’s 2019 class will be in the Kroger Field stands. Wandale Robinson, Shawnkel Knight-Goff, Eli Cox, Nik Scalzo and Nik Ognenovic are expected to be in Lexington. Louisville Butler wide receiver Demontae “Tae Tae” Crumes will use this weekend as his official visit.
There will also be a number of prospects from the state of Georgia in town. Three-star offensive guard Kamaar Bell will officially visit. From Moultrie, Georgia, Bell plays for Sihiem King’s alma mater, Colquitt County. Two other three-star Georgians in the 2020 class, quarterback Mike Wright and offensive lineman Trey Zimmerman, are expected to be in Lexington.
There are a couple of headline-grabbing underclassmen that could make the trip from Michigan. Marquan McCall’s friends and former Oak Park teammates are two of the most talented juniors in America. Offensive lineman Justin Rogers is a five-star prospect and the No. 15 player in the 2020 class. Quarterback Enzo Jennings is considered the No. 83 player in the 2020 class. Each visited UK often throughout McCall’s recruitment. A win on Saturday could keep the Cats involved until the very end of their recruitments.
There are plenty of underclassmen who don’t have to travel so far to see the Cats. Most of the top Kentuckians in the 2020 class are expected to unofficially visit UK this weekend. That includes Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen, Boyle County wide receiver Reese Smith, CAL offensive lineman John Young and Male wide receiver Izayah Cummings.
This list is by no means a finalized guest list. Plans change. Regardless of who can actually get to Lexington, it’s going to be a phenomenal day to showcase Kentucky football to promising recruits.