Woodford County offensive lineman Drake Jackson is the No. 238 overall prospect in the class of 2016, according to the first rankings for that group released by Rivals.com on Tuesday.
Jackson was the only Kentuckian to make the initial Rivals 250 for 2016, which is shaping up as a solid year for in-state talent nonetheless. UK already has commitments from Lafayette offensive lineman Landon Young and McCracken County defensive athlete Zy’Aire Hughes. Male wide receiver Keion Wakefield and Ashland Blazer running back Quinton Baker are also highly touted players with UK offers for the class of 2016.
Jackson is a major UK recruiting target and has already visited the nearby Lexington campus several times. Alabama has also extended a scholarship offer, but the Wildcats are still widely considered the early favorite in his recruitment.
Some other players of UK interest in the new Rivals 250 include North Carolina quarterback Austin Kendall (No. 60), Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield (No. 130), Maryland linebacker Keandre Jones of Good Counsel High School (No. 153) and Georgia wide receiver Randrecous Davis (No. 234).