While it hasn’t been the best of years for Kentucky to start the season, fans can hold their heads up as the future still looks very bright.
No one expected Terry Wilson to go down the way he did. Had he been healthy for all of Kentucky’s games, I’m confident the season would have a much different narrative. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
This year was looked at as a bit of a rebuilding year anyway. Kentucky lost 14 starters from a year ago, and there are currently a lot of young guys on the team. That, mixed with the fact that the 2020 class is shaping up to be the best in school history, should maintain Big Blue Nation’s hope in this program.
As for the class of 2020, the best recruit to ever commit to Kentucky, Justin Rogers, seems like he is fully on board with the Wildcats despite their lackluster season.
Rivals just wrote up a piece called the “Five 2020 DTs with the most interesting recruitments”. The defensive tackles mentioned were: Gervon Dexter (119), Jacobian Guillory (139), Mckinnley Jackson (104), Omari Thomas (141), and Justin Rogers (14).
Here’s what they had to say about Rogers’ recruitment with the Kentucky Wildcats:
Recruiting outlook: As a committed five-star that has taken official visits to three other programs, Rogers had to make this list. The Wildcat commit has since reaffirmed his commitment to Kentucky but Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama would still love to add him to this recruiting class. Alabama was his last official visit back in June, but he doesn’t have any plans to visit any other school.
Farrell’s take: I’m sticking with Kentucky here even though other teams will continue to push and Kentucky isn’t having a stellar season. They were the school that liked him as a defensive tackle more than anyone else and he’s a loyal kid who will stick to his commitment.
While of this sounds great, we would be naive to think that Rogers isn’t at least listening to other schools during this process. Need I remind you of Jarren Williams?
However, it is encouraging to know that Rogers is a loyal kid. If he continues to be committed, he has a chance to make an immediate impact for the Cats.
Things will definitely heat up as we head toward the end of the year, but look for the Cats to maintain a strong yes from Rogers.