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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UK commitments in new national football rankings

 Posted by at 12:14 PM on July 24, 2018  Comments Off on UK commitments in new national football rankings
Jul 242018
 

UK football commitments Marquez Bembry and Taures Payne are both listed among the top 50 junior college prospects in the class of 2019, according to rankings released by 247Sports on Tuesday.

Bembry — a 6-foot-3 linebacker from Atlanta — is the No. 33 overall juco player in the class, while Payne — a 6-4 defensive end from Alabama — is listed at No. 48 overall. Both can sign with the Wildcats in December

Former UK player Javonte Richardson — once a highly touted high school recruit — is No. 34 in the new rankings. Richardson will play this season at Iowa Western.

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UK running back recruit included in national rankings

 Posted by at 12:15 PM on July 20, 2018  Comments Off on UK running back recruit included in national rankings
Jul 202018
 

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UK’s running back commitment for the class of 2019 has been included in the latest batch of ESPN national rankings.

Travis Tisdale — a 5-foot-9 prospect from Valdosta, Ga. — is a four-star recruit and the No. 289 overall player in the 2019 class, according to ESPN’s new rankings. He committed to Kentucky last month and is the only Wildcats commitment in the Top 300 national rankings.

Five prospects from the state of Kentucky were included in the new rankings: South Warren defensive lineman Jacob Lacey at No. 118, Trinity defensive lineman Stephen Herron at No. 171, Glasgow offensive lineman Tanner Bowles at No. 225, Scott County offensive lineman Bryan Hudson at No. 255, and Louisville Christian wide receiver Milton Wright at No. 281.

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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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