Skip to content

Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

Visitors for Kentucky Football’s 2019 Junior Day

Before Kentucky football recruiting completely turns the page to the 2020 class, the Cats are entertaining a few talented 2019 prospects on a day typically devoted to underclassmen, UK Junior Day.

Two visitors are big surprises: four-star wide receiver Devonta Lee and four-star cornerback Jay Ward.  The latter initially planned to visit Florida State this weekend, but Chad Simmons reports that Ward canceled that trip to officially visit UK a week earlier.  The Cats could lock up a commitment with Ward this weekend.

They aren’t the only four-star 2019 recruits that could commit to UK before Signing Day.  MJ Devonshire, another four-star defensive back, will officially visit UK this weekend.  A top 30 cornerback from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, UK has made an impressive late move to enter the picture.  Pitt, West Virginia, Ole Miss and Ohio State are also in contention for Devonshire’s services.

Two 2019 offensive linemen are also expected to be on campus.  Cincinnati and Indiana were heavily recruiting Dayton Dunbar’s Jonathan Allen when Vince Marrow entered the picture.  Renato Brown recently committed to Louisville, but Kentucky is not backing down from Brown.

In the 2020 class, Kentucky is hosting some of the most talented players in America.

Brad White is bringing a dynamic duo from Maryland to Lexington.  Curtis Jacobs, a four-star wide receiver, will be at UK along with Blake Corum, a top 20 running back in the 2020 class.  Cesar Reyes is another four-star recruit that will be in the mix this weekend.  The offensive tackle from Tampa is considered the No. 199 player overall in the 2020 class.

Jake Pope is the latest recruit from perennial powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas to sign with UK.  He could soon be joined by three-star slot receiver Xavier Restrepo.  Another Ft. Lauderdale prospect is also expected to make the trip, offensive tackle Gerald Mincey.  From other parts of the south, offensive guard Ta’Chawn Brooks and defensive back Tyrik McDaniel will be representing South Carolina.  There will also be quite a large contingency from Tennessee.  Blake Hundley, Jason Eaton and Derrell Bailey Jr. will earn their keep in the trenches.

This is just a small sample of who will be visit UK this weekend.  It’s the Cats’ first step to reaping the recruiting rewards from a successful ten-win campaign.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

9 Comments for Visitors for Kentucky Football’s 2019 Junior Day

  1. Teamhhc1
    1:17 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    The east is getting stronger and stronger. It’s gonna take some more surprising wins and a strong season to continue what has already been started but I am very confident that it can be done! Go CATS!!!!!

  2. BluemanGreen
    1:52 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    Reel em in! Yahtzee time!

  3. ClutchCargo
    2:08 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    This would be at least a Yahtzee! and a Bingo. Then we would be maybe a Park Place and a Boardwalk away from a Monopoly.

  4. Wade
    2:22 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    We need to finish this class with big time players that we need. I think wr and cb are a must so no surprise lee and ward are the early visitors. Stoops wants them bad and that would be a huge win to beat out LSU. If you think our offense was stagnant then you should have watched Cookie Monsters o and joe burrow. They suck! We have a lot to offer these 2 guys for sure with Gilmore being a teammate of lee. I wish we would have got lsu in the bowl game but I was thrilled when it was all said and done with penn state being the victim. Don’t ever forget who the real blue and white is!haha

    • dbcline1
      6:56 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Yes sir! Future is bright for UK football!!!

  5. zoupman
    10:14 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    What about guys from Ky?

    • satcheluk
      9:23 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Put in Richie!

  6. Micah Johnson
    10:17 am January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Always that “what about KY boys” question. I am all about homegrown talent and love seeing these local guys on the field but truth it truth and that is we don’t produce that much Div. 1 talent, and beyond that talent that can compete in the SEC. so if we like the product we had on the field this past year we best be going the route we have been and that is hitting Ohio,GA, FL, etc. We are never gonna produce if we get those one, two, low three stars from Belfry or Lexington Catholic for example.

  7. satcheluk
    8:34 am January 27, 2019 Permalink

    Can you confirm if Lee made the trip this weekend?