Junior college defensive lineman commits to UK

 Posted by at 2:28 PM on December 16, 2018  Comments Off on Junior college defensive lineman commits to UK
Dec 162018
 

James

Three-star defensive lineman Elijah James committed to Kentucky on Sunday following a weekend visit.

James — a 6-foot-4, 300-pound prospect from Chicago — has played two seasons for Iowa Western Community College, accumulating 8.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and 57 total tackles in 11 games this fall. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 87 junior college prospect in the class of 2018. His other reported scholarship offers were from Southern Miss and Chattanooga.

He’s the Cats’ fourth juco commitment for the 2019 class, joining teammate JaVonte Richardson (a wide receiver), linebacker Marquez Bembry and cornerback Brandin Echols.

James originally signed with Central Michigan out of high school and will have three years to play two seasons at Kentucky, which now has 21 commitments with the early signing period set to start Wednesday.

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Two UK football commitments in new Rivals 250

 Posted by at 12:10 PM on December 5, 2018  Comments Off on Two UK football commitments in new Rivals 250
Dec 052018
 

Douglass

The Rivals 250 national rankings for the football class of 2019 were updated Wednesday, and Kentucky commitments Wandale Robinson and Moses Douglass were both included on the list.

Robinson’s place at No. 98 overall in the updated rankings was announced Tuesday, though there has been buzz this week that the Frankfort native could be flipping his commitment to Nebraska in the near future. A decision on that could come as early as Wednesday. (UPDATE: Robinson flipped to Nebraska on Wednesday afternoon).

Douglass — a 6-foot-2 safety from Springfield, Ohio — is the No. 227 overall player in the Rivals.com rankings. He is the son of former UK star Maurice Douglass.

Neither player was included in the previous edition of the Rivals 250 rankings.

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Several analysts expect Wandale Robinson to flip

 Posted by at 11:34 AM on December 5, 2018  Comments Off on Several analysts expect Wandale Robinson to flip
Dec 052018
 

Robinson

A final decision is expected this week from Wandale Robinson, who committed to Kentucky on Nov. 1 but is still being recruited by Nebraska — his previous favorite — and could flip to the Cornhuskers.

247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong and several others had logged Crystal Ball predictions in favor of a flip to Nebraska as of Wednesday morning, and an announcement from Robinson — a standout at Western Hills High School in Frankfort — could come as early as Wednesday.

Robinson is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 117 overall prospect in the 2019 class, and he’s the highest-ranked commitment for UK in this cycle. He earned Mr. Football honors from the state’s coaches over the weekend and is expected to play a large role in the Wildcats’ offense.

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Huge move for Wandale Robinson in new rankings

 Posted by at 12:19 PM on December 4, 2018  Comments Off on Huge move for Wandale Robinson in new rankings
Dec 042018
 

Robinson

UK football commitment Wandale Robinson made a major jump in the Rivals.com national rankings Tuesday, moving to the No. 98 overall spot in the country for the class of 2019.

Robinson, who was previously rated as a four-star recruit but not included in the Rivals 250 rankings, had a stellar senior season at Western Hills High School, earning Mr. Football honors from state coaches over the weekend. He rushed for 1,973 yards and 30 touchdowns to go along with 725 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns this fall.

He recently chose UK over Ohio State, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan and Alabama, and he is the only Kentucky commitment in the Rivals 100 rankings. The updated Rivals 250 list will be released later this week.

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UK football target Jared Casey sets decision date

 Posted by at 11:54 AM on November 30, 2018  Comments Off on UK football target Jared Casey sets decision date
Nov 302018
 

Four-star linebacker Jared Casey will announce his college decision Thursday.

Casey — a star football recruit at Ballard High School in Louisville — recently decommitted from Oregon, and Kentucky is now seen as a heavy favorite in his recruitment. Casey would be a major addition to the Wildcats’ 2019 recruiting class and is ranked by Rivals.com and 247Sports as one of the top 20 inside linebackers in the class.

Vince Marrow has been UK’s primary recruiter on Casey in recent months.

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Four-star football player from Louisville on UK radar

 Posted by at 8:05 PM on November 27, 2018  Comments Off on Four-star football player from Louisville on UK radar
Nov 272018
 

Four-star linebacker Jared Casey has decommitted from Oregon, and Kentucky is looking like the new favorite in his recruitment.

Casey — a standout player at Ballard High School in Louisville — committed to the Ducks in October, and UK was one of his top schools at the time of that pledge. He hosted Kentucky coaches for an in-home visit earlier this week, and his decommitment became public Tuesday night.

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Wandale Robinson makes big move in 2019 rankings

 Posted by at 1:47 PM on November 13, 2018  Comments Off on Wandale Robinson makes big move in 2019 rankings
Nov 132018
 

Robinson

UK football commitment Wandale Robinson moved up more than 100 spots in the latest 247Sports national recruiting rankings for the class of 2019, which were released Tuesday afternoon, and he’s now the No. 1-ranked prospect in the state of Kentucky.

Robinson — a standout player for Western Hills High School in Frankfort — is now ranked No. 117 overall, moving up 131 spots from the previous rankings. He’s now the No. 2 all-purpose back nationally. Robinson is expected to play slot receiver and be utilized out of the backfield — and in the return game — at UK.

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Former UK football player re-commits to Cats

 Posted by at 8:32 PM on November 11, 2018  Comments Off on Former UK football player re-commits to Cats
Nov 112018
 

Richardson

Former Kentucky wide receiver JaVonte Richardson re-committed to the Wildcats on Sunday night.

Richardson — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Cleveland — was part of UK’s signing class of 2017 and spent last season as a redshirt player in the Cats’ program before transferring to Iowa Western Community College. He has 22 catches for 305 yards and three touchdowns in six games this season and is considered a three-star prospect and the No. 2 junior college wide receiver nationally, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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UK lands football commitment from Isaiah Gibson

 Posted by at 7:33 PM on September 19, 2018  Comments Off on UK lands football commitment from Isaiah Gibson
Sep 192018
 

Three-star defensive lineman Isaiah Gibson announced his commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday night, picking the Wildcats over fellow finalists Purdue and Wisconsin.

Gibson — a 6-foot-4, 300-pound prospect from Springfield, Ohio — is the No. 27 defensive tackle in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings. He’s also the No. 19 overall player from Ohio and UK’s third commitment from that state for next year’s class, joining fellow defensive tackle Cavon Butler and high school teammate Moses Douglass, a defensive back and the Cats’ only four-star commitment for 2019.

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Defensive lineman commits to Kentucky for 2019

 Posted by at 4:25 PM on August 3, 2018  Comments Off on Defensive lineman commits to Kentucky for 2019
Aug 032018
 

Three-star defensive lineman Cavon Butler announced his commitment to Kentucky for the class of 2019 on Friday afternoon.

Butler — a 6-foot-3, 285-pound prospect from Toledo — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 53 defensive tackle nationally in his class. He attended an Alabama camp in late June and said afterward that he had received a scholarship offer from Coach Nick Saban.

Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Cincinnati were among his other offers.

Butler was credited with 9.5 tackles and three forced fumbles as a junior last season. He joins Taures Payne as the second defensive lineman in UK’s 2019 class, which now features 15 commitments.

Moses Douglass is the only other UK commitment from the state of Ohio in this class so far.

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