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Updates from the Football Recruiting Trail, Presented by Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

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Jeff Ruby’s is a great place to take a recruit when they are in Lexington. Before a few make the trek to Lexington this weekend, Stoops and Co. were hitting the pavement Thursday night.

After spending Tuesday in Cincinnati, Mark Stoops took a short trip to Charlotte before returning to Ohio to see all of UK’s top targets in the Columbus area. Recruiting out of Ohio State’s backyard, the Big Dog and Stoops’ first stop was to see wide receiver commit Kalil Branham. #BranhamBoys

Branham was the first of three stops on the night. Four-star athlete Michael Drennen II hosted the Wildcats for an in-home visit fresh off a trip to USC. A versatile athlete, the Cats’ pitching to Drennen is simple: come to Kentucky and be the next Lynn Bowden. After he canceled an official visit to Florida, it looks like UK is less than a week away from locking up one of the most versatile athletes in America.

During UK’s excursion to Columbus they also visited Rickey Hyatt Jr. Heavily recruited by the Buckeyes, when the three-star safety isn’t bustin’ heads he’s sprinting past opponents in track and field.

Tonight is the last night the Cats’ will spend on the recruiting trail before the conclusion of the active period. Kentucky will host official visitors days before the Early Signing Period begins Wednesday Dec. 18.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

1 Comment for Updates from the Football Recruiting Trail, Presented by Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse



  1. JASUN74
    12:12 pm December 12, 2019 Permalink

    Great looking bunch in these pictures. What’s as important as anything else probably is the smiles on Mommas face. Lol. This Staff has done a fantastic job this recruiting season and have got the right players for the future of this program ready to sign.

    They’re No words Coach on what you continue to do for us. The unbelievably hard work you all are putting in can’t be thanked enough, just know we appreciate it and are as proud as we can be. Go Cats.