Local football star lands offer from Ohio State

 Posted by at 10:46 AM on May 23, 2018  Comments Off on Local football star lands offer from Ohio State
May 232018
 

Do-it-all offensive threat Wandale Robinson has picked up a new scholarship offer from Ohio State, he announced Wednesday morning.

Robinson — a 5-foot-9 prospect from Western Hills High School in Frankfort — is one of UK’s top recruiting targets for the 2019 class. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 6 all-purpose back nationally and the No. 7 overall prospect from Kentucky in that group. He’ll be among the favorites for Mr. Football honors this fall.

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National analyst picking UK for in-state running back

 Posted by at 11:28 AM on May 21, 2018  Comments Off on National analyst picking UK for in-state running back
May 212018
 

Could UK be close to picking up another in-state football recruit?

Over the weekend, 247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong logged a Crystal Ball prediction in favor of the Wildcats for three-star running back Aidan Robbins, a highly recruited player out of Manual High in Louisville.

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Three-star offensive lineman commits to Kentucky

 Posted by at 8:06 PM on May 16, 2018  Comments Off on Three-star offensive lineman commits to Kentucky
May 162018
 

Three-star offensive tackle Jake Pope announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky on Wednesday night.

Pope — a 6-foot-7, 275-pound prospect from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — picked up a scholarship offer from UK last month. He also has power-five offers from Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, North Carolina State and Illinois.

247Sports ranks Pope as the No. 104 offensive tackle nationally in the class of 2019, and he’s the Wildcats’ second commitment for the O-line in that group, joining West Jessamine’s Eli Cox, who committed last week.

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UK’s top QB target lands another major SEC offer

 Posted by at 10:01 AM on May 10, 2018  Comments Off on UK’s top QB target lands another major SEC offer
May 102018
 

Class of 2019 quarterback Connor Bazelak landed a scholarship offer from Georgia on Wednesday.

Bazelak — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Dayton, Ohio — is Kentucky’s top recruiting target at the position for the 2019 class and has already visited Lexington several times. He also has offers from Pittsburgh, Purdue, Missouri and North Carolina, among many others, and recently visited Tennessee.

247Sports ranks Bazelak as the No. 16 pro-style quarterback in the 2019 class. 247Sports national director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong logged a Crystal Ball prediction last month in favor of Kentucky.

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Five in-state players make ESPN football rankings

 Posted by at 10:56 AM on April 23, 2018  Comments Off on Five in-state players make ESPN football rankings
Apr 232018
 

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ESPN released its first expanded football recruiting rankings for the class of 2019 on Monday morning, and five players from the state of Kentucky made the list.

South Warren defensive lineman Jacob Lacey is No. 116 overall, Trinity defensive end Stephen Herron is No. 137 overall, Glasgow offensive lineman Tanner Bowles is No. 217 overall, Scott County offensive lineman Bryan Hudson is No. 250 overall, and Louisville Christian wide receiver Milton Wright is No. 274 overall.

It’s an extraordinarily talented class of in-state football players, but it doesn’t appear that UK will land any of those five prospects.

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Another top in-state football target headed elsewhere

 Posted by at 4:34 PM on April 22, 2018  Comments Off on Another top in-state football target headed elsewhere
Apr 222018
 

Four-star offensive lineman Tanner Bowles announced Sunday that he has committed to Alabama.

Bowles — a 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect from Glasgow — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 17 offensive tackle and No. 139 overall prospect in the 2019 class. He was a major UK recruiting target, but he picked up a scholarship offer from Alabama in February and committed while on a visit to the campus this weekend.

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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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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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