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WATCH: Michael Drennen Explains Why He Chose Kentucky

Drennen wore a donut shirt to announce his commitment to UK, via @Scott_Schrader.

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After a lengthy recruitment Michael Drennen committed to Kentucky on National Signing Day, choosing the Wildcats over USC, Michigan and Florida.

Kentucky was long considered the frontrunner but USC made significant moves down the stretch, enough to convince the publisher of a USC website flew to Columbus for the ceremony. Scott Schrader did not see the Trojans land the No. 210 player in America. He did ask Drennen the question: “Why Kentucky?”

“A lot of it came down to who I thought had the best plan for me,” he said. “You know I feel like Kentucky had their opportunity to plan out a — they’ve known me since I was 13-years old. I’m now 18, so I feel like they’ve known me for so long. I know the coaches there and the staff. I’ve been there. I’ve got a great feel for the campus. I like it every time I go, so that’s the move.”

Despite the long-term connection, Drennen said he did not know with 100% certainty that UK was the choice until he drove to the facility.

You can see Drennen elaborate even more by watching his entire announcement ceremony on Schrader’s Periscope.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

14 Comments for WATCH: Michael Drennen Explains Why He Chose Kentucky



  1. psychebilly
    9:28 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    The Shocker…? …or East Side gang sign…?



    • ky1988
      7:57 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

      Don’t care what gang he is in aslong he wins



  2. ukkatzfan
    10:24 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

    So that was the SC USC and not the CA USC ? Never can tell them 2 apart.



    • UKCatAttack
      10:51 pm February 5, 2020 Permalink

      He was choosing between UK and Southern Cal not South Carolina



    • ukkatzfan
      12:37 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you. Those two teams just belong together.



    • ukkatzfan
      12:39 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

      Welcome to Big Blue !!! Trip to Atlanta will be nice.



    • minton22
      7:44 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

      U.S.C. is University of Southern California. S.C.U. is South Carolina University.



    • ClutchCargo
      9:14 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

      ^ It’s University of South Carolina, not South Carolina University. So both are USC.



  3. BluKudzu
    12:01 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    The envious trolls are mighty on this one.



  4. dave1964
    7:15 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    Welcome to the BBN.



  5. UKfansNKY
    9:06 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    Welcome to the BBN! Can’t wait to watch you on the field, you are going to be special! GO CATS!!!



  6. ClutchCargo
    9:12 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    Schrader (or his employer) must have been big mad that he flew all the way from LA to see him choose someone else. lol



    • SuperTroy18
      11:29 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

      I thought that same thing.



  7. notFromhere
    10:20 am February 6, 2020 Permalink

    Schrader is a journalist though, unlike many that profess to be. He covered the event, got the story, and may have gotten something else out of it