The Kentucky Wildcats' string of decommitments continues on.
After Mac Jones, one of the class' biggest leaders and recruiters, decommitted last week, that was a bad sign that more would soon follow. The newest departure is Craig 'Russ' Yeast II, the son of former UK great Craig Yeast. Russ posted the news of his decommitment on Twitter:
June 16, 2016
Yeast, who hails from Fremont Ross High School in Ohio, Yeast, was 24/7 Sports' No. 11 prospect from the Buckeye state in 2017 when he initially committed. He's since transferred to Center Grove High School in Indiana and is now 24/7 Sports' No. 43 prospect from the Hoosier state.
24/7 Sports also rank 5-11, 180-pound Yeast as a three-star prospect and one of the top 500 players nationally in the class of 2017. ESPN has him as a four-star prospect and the No. 3 player from Indiana.
Yeast is holding scholarship offers from the likes of Louisville, Maryland, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Northwestern and Washington State among others. This shows how significant a loss for UK this is when a guy holds that many Power 5 offers.
When the elder Yeast finished his Wildcats career, he was the all-time leader in career receptions in the history of the SEC with 208 catches and was second in career receiving yards with 2,899. He was a fourth-round draft pick in 1999 of the Cincinnati Bengals and spent nine seasons in the NFL, Canadian Football League and Arena Football League.
Russ originally committed to UK on July 28th of 2015, and his commitment lasted almost a full calendar year. He's been projected as a wide receiver and cornerback at the collegiate level, two areas UK is good at for at least two more seasons.
Still, you never want to lose out on a prospect as talented as Russ, not to mention him being the son of one of the greatest to ever wear the blue and white.