Lost in the madness of Saturday's big game between Kentucky and LSU was the Cats hosting several football recruits.
One of them was Belfrey offensive lineman Austin Dotson, who's reportedly committed to UK, per Ben Roberts and Jon Hale:
Can confirm UK football received a commitment from Belfry OL Austin Dotson today.— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) March 5, 2016
Confirmed that Belfry offensive lineman Austin Dotson committed to Kentucky during junior day today.— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) March 5, 2016
Dotson -- a 6-6, 295-pound offensive lineman -- had reported offers from FAU and Marshall. Tennessee was interested. UK locked him up early.— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) March 5, 2016
Mark Stoops and his staff have been great at locking down the state of Kentucky and securing the commitments of the state's top prospects very often in his three years in Lexington. That's included several prospects who initially committed to UK as less-heralded prospects.
That may be the case with the 6-6, 276-pound Dotson, who not have a rating from any of the four major recruiting websites. The good news is Dotson was a second-team All-State selection by the Louisville Courier-Journal for the 2015 season.
That included five-star UK target and Lafayette offensive lineman Jedrick Willis, as well as UK signees Landon Young and Drake Jackson as first-team selections. Seeing how highly regarded those three are, hopefully Dotson begins getting that kind of recognition if he's earning it.
Here are some highlights of the newest Wildcat in action: