Before the college football recruiting world transforms into a tailspin of commitments across the country ahead of the Early Signing Period, the fine folks at Rivals have released one final assessment of the 2020 class. The Rivals250 — the name given to their top 250 players — features a couple of UK commitments and a few players who could eventually become Wildcats.
No. 15 Justin Rogers
Even though the Michigan lineman dropped one spot, Rogers is still set to become the highest-ranked signee of the Rivals recruiting era. He plans on playing defensive tackle at Kentucky.
No. 106 Samuel Anaele
The four-star defensive end moved up six spots in the latest update. A one-time Miami commit, he is leaving his home city to rush passers at UK.
No. 108 Tyler Baron
The uncommitted four-star defensive end from Knoxville will pick either Tennessee, Ohio State or Kentucky on Dec. 18. His father currently serves as an administrator on Jeremy Pruitt’s staff. Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow visited him at his school on Monday.
— Knoxville Catholic (@KnoxCatholic) December 2, 2019
No. 160 Josaih Hayes
Before the four-star defensive tackle moved up six spots, Hayes’ family hosted four Kentucky coaches at his home in Horn Lake, Ms. The former Ole Miss commit will officially visit Kentucky this weekend.
No. 205 Michael Drennen II
The incredible all-purpose back from Dublin, Oh. took a big dip in the rankings, dropping 46 spots after an injury forced him to miss multiple games during his senior season. Rankings be damned. If the man who goes by ‘Donut’ ultimately picks Kentucky, he’ll be a plug-and-play right away as a dynamic slot receiver that can also take handoffs out of the backfield.
— Storied Rivals® (@StoriedRivals) November 11, 2019
One of UK’s most important remaining targets, he’s kept his recruitment quiet throughout the process. As the one constant in his recruitment, the lack of news is most likely good news for the Cats, even though visits to USC and Florida are on his schedule before the beginning of the early signing period.