Kentucky has added an explosive athlete to its 2021 football recruiting class.
Wednesday afternoon Chauncey Magwood announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky. The three-star wide receiver from Leesburg, Ga. selected the Wildcats over Florida State, Louisville, Nebraska, Arkansas and South Carolina.
— CHAUNCEY MAGWOOD (@illest_magg) April 22, 2020
Magwood is the first player to commit to Kentucky during the coronavirus pandemic and the fourth member of the Wildcats’ 2021 class. Ranked by Rivals as the No. 65 wide receiver in America and No. 44 player from the state of Georgia, Magwood’s primary recruiter was Jon Sumrall, the UK linebackers coach that previously picked up a Peach State commitment from D’Eryk Jackson.
“Coach Sumrall talked through everything with me. He played out the plan they have for me. He made me feel good about Kentucky, their plan and he showed me that I can really have success there,” Magwood told Rivals’ Chad Simmons.
“We FaceTime every week, he has been on me real hard about three or four months, and before he really got on me, I did not even have Kentucky on my list. He made things right with me and Kentucky and coach Sumrall was the key in my decision.”
At 6-feet tall, 190-pounds, Magwood is an athlete that has get-off. As much as you marvel at his speed in the slot, his agility and acceleration out of breaks is what makes him a player at the next level. He doesn’t get open by running past people, he runs good routes. In Magwood’s 12-minute highlight reel he jumps over defenders, stops on a dime near the sideline and does his best Odell Beckham impression. You can’t watch all of the action and not get excited about what Magwood can bring to the BBN.