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YAHTZEE! Russ Yeast commits to Kentucky!

We knew good news was coming, but this Yahtzee is extra special. Russ Yeast, son of UK legend Craig Yeast, just committed to Kentucky. The 2017 three-star athlete from Fremont, Ohio had offers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Washington State, and others, but decided to follow in his father’s footsteps at Kentucky.

Russ is considered the 33rd best wide receiver in the 2017 class and the 11th best player from the state of Ohio by 247 Sports, making him a huge, huge get for Mark Stoops and staff. He’s considered a four-star prospect by ESPN.

Here’s his tweet announcing his commitment:

This is Kentucky 2nd commitment in less than 24 hours, and we’re hearing more is on the way this week. Until then, enjoy Russ Yeast’s highlights:

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12 Comments for YAHTZEE! Russ Yeast commits to Kentucky!

  1. Awesome! Welcome to the BBN Russ!



  2. timer2
    12:35 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    Huge recruiting win for the CATS! Welcome home Russ.



  3. J-Dub421
    12:38 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    His dad is a legend at UK. Hopefully the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Welcome to the BBN Russ!



  4. DylanG
    12:52 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    He wasn’t really considering Loserville to begin with. He’s a UK Legacy kid.

    and this is an awesome get.



  5. Dough Pelfrey's Facemask
    12:54 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    Awesome! Welcome aboard. Good luck with the rest of high school ball.



  6. Ok
    12:54 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    No Tyler, Yahtzee is definitely not overplayed…



  7. CoolFrood
    1:00 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    UK football is on the rise. This 2015 season will be a step forward, and the team will keep getting better as our “young talent” becomes “mature talent” with new talented young backups. Enjoy the journey!



  8. inside info2
    1:30 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    Not to take anything away from Tim Couch, but Craig Yeast made Tim’s job a LOT easier with his Yards After Catch. People think the Air Raid is just throwing it downfield, but it was quick, short passes and letting Yeast do what he did best–avoid tackles. He was the best I have ever seen at it at UK.

    Can’t wait for his son to get here and start his own legacy.



    • UKFan9
      2:34 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

      Agreed!



    • Tampa satchel
      8:30 am July 29, 2015 Permalink

      No one thinks Air Raid is throwing it down field. 95% of Mumme’s passes were less than 15 yards and probably 50% were less than 6 yds down the field. We were the master of the bubble screen and if we had had an offensive line that could hold a block for long enough we surely would have gone downfield more.

      I believe Dawson’s version of that offense stretches the field more, but it all depends on the o-line.



  9. sckysportsink
    4:19 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    If he is anything like his father, this will be a major get! He is an all-time fan favorite.



  10. Billy D
    8:24 pm July 28, 2015 Permalink

    where is his QB going to school. Looks pretty good to me. Sign him up