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Former UK wide receiver JaVonte Richardson recommits to the Cats

A major addition to UK’s 2019 class.


The Kentucky Wildcats have scored a big-time commitment in the class of 2019.

It comes in the form of four-star junior college wide receiver JaVonte Richardson, who announced his pledge to UK on Sunday:

The 6-4, 220-pound wideout is currently playing this season at Iowa Western Community College following his departure from UK due to academic issues in January 2018.

Richardson was the fourth-highest ranked recruit in Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class, behind only Lynn Bowden, Josh Paschal, and Tyrell Ajian. That should tell you a lot about how highly touted he was as a recruit.

In high school, Richardson held offers from Michigan, Syracuse, Illinois, Purdue and Pittsburgh among others.

Richardson has improved both on the field and off the field. He recently told 247Sports that he has become a technician at the position, instead of solely relying on his physical abilities. He also went on to detail his improvement in the classroom.

“I have talked to Coach (Mark) Stoops about going back and that is a definite possibility,” he said in October.

Richardson is ranked as the No. 2 JUCO wide receiver in the country according to the 247Sports Composite.

Check out some highlights of the Wildcat in action:

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