The Kentucky Wildcats just landed one of the biggest commitments of the Mark Stoops era.
Class of 2018 wide receiver and five-star prospect Jermaine Eskridge just committed to UK via Twitter:
Eskridge, who hails from Jefferson High School in Tampa (FL), measures in at 6-3, 180 pounds and is ranked as the No. 2 wide receiver and No. 26 prospect overall in 2018, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Fellow Florida prospect and 2017 quarterback commit Mac Jones may have helped play a role in Eskridge's commitment.
Among those who've offered Eskridge include Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Louisville, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, USC and Miami (FL). Needless to say, this is a huge pickup for the Cats, though it will be hard to hang onto his pledge for over two years. Scout.com has him rated as a four-star prospect while ESPN and Yahoo don't have an evaluation of Eskridge yet.
Earlier this week, Kentucky landed four 2017 commitments in the span of 24 hours, three of which being four-star players, as well as getting 2016 three-star defensive tackle Kobe Smith Wednesday night. You'd be hard-pressed to find a time in UK's recent history when the football program was in better shape in both the present and future. While the Cats might not be world-beaters in 2015, they are expected to win 6-7 games and push for a postseason berth.
Jermaine Eskridge is without a doubt the most talented commitment of the Mark Stoops era. Not ranked yet, chance to be extremely high.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) July 30, 2015
Here are some highlights of the newest Wildcat in action: