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YAHTZEE! In-state wide receiver target Jordan Watkins commits to KENTUCKY!

After rolling a Yahtzee this morning in the form of 2020 three-star OL Joshua Jones, the Kentucky coaching staff rolled yet another one this evening.

Jordan Watkins, a three-star wide receiver out of Butler Traditional in Louisville, is officially a Wildcat.

The 6-foot-0, 180-pound wideout made his official announcement on Twitter.

“First I would like to thank God for the abilities he has given me!” Watkins said. “I want to give my most appreciation to my parents. Y’all have gave up more than I could ever ask for to make my dream turn into a reality and I will always be grateful for that!

“Next, I would like to give a huge shoutout to any coach who has ever helped me get to where I am now. Whether it’s a baseball, basketball or football coach y’all have helped me become a better athlete and a better man. I would also like to give a shoutout to the Butler High School community for welcoming me with open arms and making me a part of the family.

“Thank you for all the coaches that took the time to build a relationship with me and gave me the opportunity to play for their program during this process. With that being said I am blessed to announce that I am 110% committed to the University of Kentucky. BBN here I come!”

Watkins chose Kentucky over Louisville, Rutgers, and Central Michigan, among others, though the decision was widely expected to come down to the Cats and the Cards.

Rated as the No. 7 prospect in Kentucky in the Rivals state rankings, Watkins is known for his elite agility, lateral quickness, and vertical speed. At The Opening back in May, Watkins ran a laser-timed 4.38 40-yard dash.

Watkins’ addition gives Kentucky nine commitments for the class of 2020: Five-star prospect Justin Rogers, four-star prospects Beau Allen, John Young, Torrance Davis, JuTahn McClain, and Andru Phillips, and three-star prospects Joshua Jones, D’Eryk Jackson, and Jordan Watkins.

Check out the newest Wildcat’s most recent highlights below:

The best part of it all? Kentucky might not even be done rolling the dice this weekend…


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

12 Comments for YAHTZEE! In-state wide receiver target Jordan Watkins commits to KENTUCKY!

  1. KyZoneBlitz
    7:23 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Nice pick up, Jeff Badet type, but if I speak truthfully, really wish it was Cummings here. Hopefully he’s not far behind.

  2. Boman2112
    7:29 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome home young fella!

  3. notFromhere
    8:04 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome! This is what I wanted to hear for our WR recruiting. I’m more excited about Watkins’ but hope they get Cummings as well. We need a speed guy thatbcan make plays in space, like Bowden, and Watkins may be that guy. If he can draw the focus of a defensive backfield in the quick game and on the edge, it can create good matchups for our taller receivers in the long game.

    Welcome aboard, Mr Watkins!

    8:13 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    If a true 4.38 laser timed, he is already probably the fastest guy on the team. A true sub 4.4 is rare.

  5. Hal Chidick
    9:31 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Great news!!

  6. bouzoukiman
    10:34 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    Call me when he actually signs. Haha. JK. Usually there are about 50 ppl saying that, so I figured I would portray the proverbial fly in the ointment today.

    • bouzoukiman
      10:34 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

      And on a serious note, nice get!

  7. michaelb
    11:59 pm June 22, 2019 Permalink

    This guy is a physical receiver those are much needed

  8. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    4:16 am June 23, 2019 Permalink

    With that speed it’s hard for a defender to recover before the ball’s in his hand.

  9. krautdog
    10:56 am June 23, 2019 Permalink

    Might be able to keep this one. He’s in-state & 3*!