Kentucky lands tight end for the class of 2019

 Posted by at 12:15 AM on July 5, 2018  Comments Off on Kentucky lands tight end for the class of 2019
Jul 052018
 

Three-star tight end Nikolas Ognenovic announced his commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday night.

Ognenovic — a 6-foot-6, 235-pound prospect from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 32 tight end nationally in the 2019 class. 247Sports has him as the No. 37 player at his position. He plays for the same high school as Nik Scalzo, the Wildcats’ quarterback commitment for the class of 2019.

Kentucky now has 14 commitments for next year’s class. The Cats are No. 38 nationally, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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Wide receiver commits to Kentucky for 2019 class

 Posted by at 2:42 PM on July 4, 2018  Comments Off on Wide receiver commits to Kentucky for 2019 class
Jul 042018
 

UK landed another football commitment for its class of 2019 on Wednesday with a pledge from wide receiver DeMarcus Harris, a Florida native.

Harris — a 6-foot-2 prospect from Vero Beach, Fla. — is ranked by 247Sports as a three-star recruit and the No. 150 receiver nationally in the 2019 class. He does not yet have a star ranking from Rivals.com.

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UK lands a running back for its 2019 recruiting class

 Posted by at 5:33 PM on June 25, 2018  Comments Off on UK lands a running back for its 2019 recruiting class
Jun 252018
 

Three-star running back Travis Tisdale announced his commitment to Kentucky on Monday, giving the Wildcats their fifth pledge in a week and yet another prospect from the state of Georgia.

Tisdale — a 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect from Valdosta, Ga. — is the No. 37 overall running back in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 40 all-purpose back nationally.

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UK lands commitment from junior college lineman

 Posted by at 10:25 PM on June 22, 2018  Comments Off on UK lands commitment from junior college lineman
Jun 222018
 

Kentucky landed a commitment Friday night from defensive lineman Taures Payne, a prospect out of Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Payne — a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end originally from Hoover, Ala. — had 33 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 11 junior college games last season. He will have two years to play two seasons when he joins Kentucky’s team for the 2019 class.

He does not have a star ranking from 247Sports or Rivals.com.

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Three-star defensive back commits to Kentucky

 Posted by at 6:51 PM on June 22, 2018  Comments Off on Three-star defensive back commits to Kentucky
Jun 222018
 

Three-star cornerback Jay Ward committed to Kentucky on Friday afternoon, becoming the Wildcats’ ninth commitment for the class of 2019 and the program’s fourth pledge from the state of Georgia for next year.

Ward — a 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect from Moultrie, Ga. — is the No. 82 cornerback in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He is the No. 98 overall recruit in Georgia, according to those rankings.

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UK picks up commitment from three-star linebacker

 Posted by at 10:22 PM on June 18, 2018  Comments Off on UK picks up commitment from three-star linebacker
Jun 182018
 

Three-star linebacker Tra Wilkins announced his commitment to Kentucky on Monday night, one week after taking an official visit to Lexington.

Wilkins — a 6-foot-2, 210-pound prospect from Stone Mountain, Ga. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 71 outside linebacker and No. 937 overall prospect in the recruiting class of 2019.

He is the eighth commitment in this recruiting cycle for Kentucky, which has the No. 48 ranked class nationally and No. 11 in the Southeastern Conference, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

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In-state football recruit backs off commitment to UK

 Posted by at 7:12 PM on May 31, 2018  Comments Off on In-state football recruit backs off commitment to UK
May 312018
 

Thirteen days after announcing his commitment to the University of Kentucky, in-state football standout Shawnkel Knight-Goff has re-opened his recruitment.

Knight-Goff — a 6-foot-4, 210-pound defensive lineman from Doss High School in Louisville — is the No. 43 weakside defensive end in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports rankings.

He announced Thursday night that he’s no longer committed to Kentucky.

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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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