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Two Kentucky Football commits make 2020 ESPN 300

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Earlier today, ESPN released its Top 300 player rankings for the 2020 class, and two Kentucky commits made the cut. Four-star defensive tackle Justin Rogers came in at No. 113, and four-star defensive end Samuel Anaele is No. 186.

By now, you know all about Rogers, but Anaele is another star on the rise. He’s ranked as high as No. 96 in the country by Rivals, making him one of Kentucky’s highest ranked commits in the Stoops era, alongside Rogers and Landon Young. That’s pretty impressive considering he’s only played football for three years.

Other names to keep an eye on:

  • No. 232: Makari Paige – The four-star safety has Kentucky in his top four, along with Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State
  • No. 279: Desmond Tisdol – The four-star inside linebacker has Kentucky in his top five, along with Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina.
  • No. 283: Vito Tisdale – Kentucky is considered the favorite for the four-star safety from Bowling Green
  • No. 290: Caziah Holmes – The four-star athlete has Kentucky in his top seven, along with Florida, Florida State, Penn State, Tennessee, Miami and Auburn.

Check out the entire list below.

[ESPN 300]

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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14 Comments for Two Kentucky Football commits make 2020 ESPN 300



  1. StuckinLville
    4:04 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

    How are u ranked 12 by one service and 113 by another? Makes no sense.



    • CatfaninCinci
      4:20 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

      And now a 4-star when they were a 5???



  2. Trueblue44
    4:23 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

    ESPN rankings aren’t that special other than them blasting the numbers out on tv. Their rankings are always substantially different than any other service nationally outside of the top 5-10 kids.



  3. Bluebloodtoo
    5:24 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

    Just look at those other colleges on these players lists! Kentucky is on that same list! My how times are changing…



  4. MontyCats
    5:27 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

    ESPN doesn’t put alot time or effort in college football recruiting.



  5. minton22
    5:37 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

    Have I been misreading about Roger’s this whole time? I thought he was supposed to be a top 5 player.



    • RAGE
      6:22 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed!!! I was thinking the same thing after first reading this article… So I am glad that you ask this question also.. Can someone explain please.. Maybe I just read it wrong



  6. ChetSteadmansSalisburySteak
    5:58 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

    “The Kentucky Effect” football edition: top ranked FB recruits commit to Kentucky….national analysts: “eh, they must not be THAT good.”

    Pay no attention to rankings.



  7. clarks
    6:31 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

    Think espn had John wall at like #5



    • Bored_Dome
      6:54 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

      yea they avery bradley ranked #1 if i remember correctly



  8. Philthy
    7:54 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

    I believe Rogers was rated higher as an OL. Now he is being ranked as a DL. That’s all I can think of.



    • JASUN74
      9:13 pm July 22, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah Philthy, I’m assuming that has to be the reason also. He was ranked as high as 10 and then 12 in another ranking. He’s a top ten draft pick in the making and I hope he uses this as motivation and continues to dominate. Thanks. Go Cats.



  9. michaelb
    11:29 am July 23, 2019 Permalink

    Monty cats is right , espn doesn’t know much about college recruits – they mainly specialize in television production (which they do okay)…. it’s funny when they front like they do .