New prediction for Kentucky QB target in 2019

 Posted by at 9:45 AM on April 13, 2018  Comments Off on New prediction for Kentucky QB target in 2019
Apr 132018
 

247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky for class of 2019 quarterback Connor Bazelak on Friday morning.

Bazelak — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Dayton, Ohio — is the No. 15 pro-style QB in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings. Wiltfong’s prediction is the first pick on his Crystal Ball page.

West Virginia, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Vanderbilt are among the other schools that have offered.

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UK QB target Paul Tyson commits to Alabama

 Posted by at 3:29 PM on April 5, 2018  Comments Off on UK QB target Paul Tyson commits to Alabama
Apr 052018
 

Class of 2019 quarterback Paul Tyson committed to Alabama on Thursday.

Tyson — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Trussville, Ala. — is the great-grandson of legendary coach Bear Bryant and was one of UK’s biggest quarterback targets early in the 2019 cycle. He’s the No. 7 pro-style QB in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

UK hosted Tyson for a few recruiting visits — including one in late February — but Alabama has been seen as a heavy favorite since extending a scholarship offer in December.

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Some bad Crystal Ball news for Kentucky football

 Posted by at 2:59 PM on March 24, 2018  Comments Off on Some bad Crystal Ball news for Kentucky football
Mar 242018
 

247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong logged a Crystal Ball prediction Friday in favor of Miami for four-star defensive back Keontra Smith, who was Kentucky’s first commitment for the class of 2019.

Smith — a Hollywood, Fla., native who committed to UK last June — received a scholarship offer from Miami last month and was on the Hurricanes’ campus Saturday for the program’s junior day event.

247Sports ranks him as the No. 12 safety in the 2019 class and the No. 198 overall prospect nationally in that group.

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Recruiting analyst predicting 2019 QB to Kentucky

 Posted by at 11:25 AM on March 18, 2018  Comments Off on Recruiting analyst predicting 2019 QB to Kentucky
Mar 182018
 

There’s a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky for one of the Wildcats’ top quarterback targets in the class of 2019.

247Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Ivins — a Miami insider — has logged a Crystal Ball pick sending 2019 QB Nik Scalzo to UK, which extended an offer to Scalzo last month and has hosted him for multiple recruiting visits to Lexington. This is the first prediction on Scalzo’s Crystal Ball page since he received the UK offer.

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Three-star linebacker commits to Kentucky

 Posted by at 8:31 PM on February 26, 2018  Comments Off on Three-star linebacker commits to Kentucky
Feb 262018
 

Three-star linebacker KD McDaniel announced Monday night that he has committed to the University of Kentucky for the class of 2019.

McDaniel — a 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect from Tifton, Ga. — picked up a scholarship offer from the Wildcats last month, and he joins four-star defensive back Keontra Smith as UK’s second commitment for the 2019 class.

Rivals.com ranks McDaniel as the No. 63 overall recruit from the talent-rich state of Georgia, and he’s the No. 54 outside linebacker nationally for the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He also had reported scholarship offers from South Carolina, South Florida, Central Florida and Troy, among others.

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Crystal Ball pick for top football player in Kentucky

 Posted by at 10:12 AM on February 19, 2018  Comments Off on Crystal Ball pick for top football player in Kentucky
Feb 192018
 

Trinity defensive end Stephen Herron is already committed to Michigan, but there’s a new prediction on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

247 national recruiting analyst Steve Wiltfong logged a prediction Monday morning that Herron — the No. 1 recruit in the state of Kentucky for the class of 2019 — will ultimately flip his commitment to Stanford.

Herron, who has an offer from UK and has been to Lexington in the past on recruiting visits, is the state’s No. 1 rising senior, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He’s also the No. 68 overall national recruit and No. 5 weakside defensive end in the 2019 class.

Michigan landed Herron’s commitment back in July.

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Ohio State trending for Kentucky wide receiver

 Posted by at 10:15 AM on February 14, 2018  Comments Off on Ohio State trending for Kentucky wide receiver
Feb 142018
 

UK has done a good bit of its football recruiting in the state of Ohio over the past few years, most recently heading north and plucking four-star linebacker Chris Oats away from Ohio State earlier this month.

The Buckeyes might be returning the favor in 2019.

Ohio State is picking up Crystal Ball predictions for Louisville Christian wide receiver Milton Wright, the No. 1 prospect from the state of Kentucky for the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings.

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6-foot-9 offensive lineman commits to Kentucky

 Posted by at 7:27 PM on January 22, 2018  Comments Off on 6-foot-9 offensive lineman commits to Kentucky
Jan 222018
 

Three-star offensive lineman Nick Lewis announced Monday night that he has flipped his commitment from Washington State to Kentucky and joined the Wildcats’ recruiting class of 2018.

Lewis — a 6-foot-9, 350 pound prospect from Jacksonville, Fla. — took an official visit to UK over the weekend. Vince Marrow had taken over recruiting duties for Lewis recently, and the high-upside offensive tackle joins Darian Kinnard, Quintin Wilson, Kenneth Horsey and Marquan McCall as the fifth O-lineman in UK’s 2018 class. Lewis can sign with the Cats on Feb. 7.

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Wide receiver joins UK’s recruiting class of 2018

 Posted by at 6:59 PM on January 21, 2018  Comments Off on Wide receiver joins UK’s recruiting class of 2018
Jan 212018
 

Three-star wide receiver LiAllen Dailey announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he committed to Kentucky while in Lexington this weekend for an official visit.

Dailey — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Pinson, Ala. — is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 94 wide receiver nationally in the 2018 class. He joins fellow wide receivers Marvin Alexander, Akeem Hayes and Bryce Oliver, all three-star prospects from Florida who signed with the Wildcats last month.

The regular signing day is set for Feb. 7.

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Three UK football signees playing on ESPN3 Friday

 Posted by at 1:49 PM on January 19, 2018  Comments Off on Three UK football signees playing on ESPN3 Friday
Jan 192018
 

Three of Kentucky’s top-rated football signees for the class of 2018 will play in the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium — home of the Dallas Cowboys — on Friday night, and the game will be available on ESPN3.

Tight end Brenden Bates and offensive linemen Darian Kinnard and Quintin Wilson are part of the U.S. Under-19 National team, which has been practicing all week in Dallas. They will play against the Canadian U-19 team in Friday’s game, which is slotted to start at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

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