The Kentucky Wildcats took four offensive linemen in the 2015 class, that at one time also counted had center Luke Hiers and tackle Larry Wells among their ranks before their decommitments. Recall that three of these players committed all the way back in April, and one of them committed in June. In a recruiting class filled with up's and down's these four guys stay committed through all of it. UK needed to add offensive tackles in this class, and they have done that with the below prospects. Mark Stoops' regime has redshirted every incoming offensive linemen the last two cycles, and I don't suspect this year will be much different. Now, ideally they'll also disappear in UK's strength and conditioning program, refining technique, and emerge three years from now as fully formed wrecking ball behemoths.
|247 Sports Profile||247 Sports Composite Ranking||Yahtzee Post||HUDL Highlights|
|George Asafo-Adjei||3 Star (0.875)||Link||Link|
|Logan Stenberg||3 Star (0.858)||N/A||Link|
|Levon Livingston||3 Star (0.853)||N/A||N/A|
|Mason Wolfe||3 Star (0.816)||Link||Link|
George Asafo-Adjei has the measurables to play either guard or tackle at the next level, but I think UK will project him at right tackle for now. As previously mentioned, UK needed to add offensive tackles in this class. UK is only returning two offensive tackles with game experience in Jordan Swindle and Kyle Meadows, and beneath them will be redshirt freshmen. Meanwhile, the interior of the offensive line returns every starter and significant contributor from last season. Asafo-Adjei hails from the same Cincinnati high school as Mikel Horton and Meadows, and UK continues to build relations there. Asafo-Adjei enrolled on the heels of being named one of the better performers at the Semper Fi All-Star game. Last season, Kendall Randolph was a standout performer at that particular all-star game, and he had a great freshman campaign. Hopefully Asafo-Adjei can follow in his footsteps.
Logan Stenberg is another recruit in this class that could project as a tackle or guard at the college level, but for the same reasons as Asafo-Adjei, UK will probably start him at tackle. Stenberg committed to UK last spring, which may have benefited UK as Stenberg later saw his rankings increase to the 28th best player in Alabama. Other programs inevitably started to feel him out and gauge his interest at that point, but the April commit never seemed to waver. Stenberg likely redshirts this season, but a few years from now should be a contributor.
Levon Livingston is definitely projected as an offensive tackle unlike Stenberg or Asafo-Adjei. Livingston is UK's mystery recruit for this class in several ways. The 6'7'' 230 pound prospect from Washington DC is probably what can be considered a project, but it may be encouraging that UK took his commitment as early as last April with so much of the cycle ahead of them. Maybe it was a strategic decision to build cache in DC. Maybe Livingston has flown under the radar. Maybe a bit of both. Despite Livingston undoubtedly adding weight over the last year, he's almost certain to redshirt this season. His immense length, and the inevitable 80-100 pounds he probably adds over the next two years, will make him competitive for a starting tackle spot in down the road even if his technique isn't as sound as someone like Nick Richardson.
Mason Wolfe comprises one of only two in-state signees in this class. Wolfe hails from Henderson County, and his name emerged as a talented prospect his junior season. Wolfe committed last year on the very day that the UK men's basketball team was playing in the national championship game, and reportedly has never wavered from playing for his in-state school. Wolfe is another player who already has good size coming out of high school, which is probably one of the reasons UK was drawn to him. Wolfe projects as a guard at the next level, and UK already has quite a bit of season depth at that position with Ramsey Meyers, Nick Haynes, Cole Mosier, Zach West, and potentially one or two of the freshmen offensive linemen who redshirted last season.