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Where the Commonwealth’s Best High School Stars Signed

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Signing Day 2017 holds more for the University of Kentucky than ever before. Two in-state players are committed to UK in Walker Wood and Austin Dotson. The talent being in produced in Kentucky was at a high this season with nearly twenty players heading to FBS programs. Here is a recap of where the top talent in Kentucky is headed in 2017. (Note: some players will announce their intentions later on Signing Day. Stay tuned to this page for more updates. Send signing info of players to @TreyHuntsmanKSR)

University of Kentucky

  • Austin Dotson, Belfry OT
  • Walker Wood, Lafayette QB

University of Louisville

  • Cole Bentley, Belfry OT

Western Kentucky University 

The Toppers were hurt when Jeff Brohm headed to Purdue. You’ll see several former WKU commits down the page.

  • Cole Spencer, Trinity OT

Eastern Kentucky

EKU picked up a very athletic group of in-state talent led by Cleasant and Horton. Adding several speedy receivers from across the Commonwealth didn’t hurt either.

  • Sean Cleasant, Manual DT
  • Rayquan Horton, Belfry DT
  • Landon White, Madison Central K
  • Alex Shelton, Covington Catholic LB
  • Cameron Catron, Belfry WR
  • Brian Smith, Male WR
  • Jackson Beerman. Tates Creek WR
  • Quinten Floyd, Bryan Station Wr/TE
  • Graham Ashkettle, South Oldham OL

Murray State 

  • Austin Daulton, Southwestern DT
  • Trajon Bright, Mayfield RB
  • Jordan Scott, Belfry OL
  • Jacob Vance, North Oldham OL
  • Kyree Hawkins, Fern Creek RB/SS


  • Jake Johnson, Pulaski County WR
  • Zach Dampier, Danville
  • Brandon Leff, Spencer County WR


Out of State

Alabama – Jedrick Wills, Lafayette OT

Michigan State- Mike Dantonio got a big flip yesterday afternoon when Hayes flipped from Purdue to Sparty. 

C.J Hayes, South Warren WR

Purdue- Jeff Brohm headed for Purdue and brought three in-state players with him. Catlett is the jewel of this group. 

  • Deshon Washington, Ballard OT
  • Kenneth Major, Christian County ATH
  • KeyRon Catlett, Christian County WR
  • Derrick Barnes, Holy Cross LB

Minnesota- P.J Fleck rows the boat to Minnesota and brings a couple of stud recruits with him. Morgan was the highest rated Western Michigan recruit before following Fleck last month.

  • Tanner Morgan, Ryle QB
  • Jacob Paulson, Christian Academy TE/LB

Navy- Kentucky’s Mr. Football and the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year will join the option attack at Navy.

Jamale Carothers, Bowling Green RB

Memphis- Tyce Daniel, McCracken County, TE

Cincinnati- Desmond Ridder, St. Xavier QB

Illinois-  Nate Hobbs, Male CB

Middle Tennessee State- Cole Kirby, Franklin-Simpson OT

Eastern Michigan- Russ Vaden, Moore DB

Ball State

  • Zach Haynes, South Warren DL
  • Bryce Crosby, Manual CB

Toledo- Woodford Lankford, Lexington Catholic OT

Wofford- The Terriers bring in two underrated prospects from Kentucky. Both players had incredible careers in different parts of the state.

  • Kent Phelps, Paintsville RB
  • Cameron Racke, Simon Kenton QB

Austin Peay

  • DeAngelo Wilson, Bowling Green WR
  • Colby McKee, Scott County OL
  • James Tobin, DeSales DB

Southeast Missouri State- Zackery Smith, Male WR

Indiana State- Dante Hendrix, Cooper WR

Article written by Trey Huntsman

The KSR Baseball guy. Follow me on Twitter @TreyHuntsmanSEC.

1 Comment for Where the Commonwealth’s Best High School Stars Signed

  1. Young Gun
    9:50 am February 2, 2017 Permalink

    Levi Nesler, Graves County OL also signed with Murray State.