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Today is the early National Signing Day as the Cats will hopefully lock down most of their 2020 class

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UPDATE 4

During his Signing Day press conference, Mark Stoops alluded to three more recruits that Kentucky is working hard to get. Those are likely Michael Drennen, Vito Tisdale and Joel Williams. Tisdale is expected to announce his commitment at the Army all-American Game in January, while Williams and Drennen could announce at any time now.


UPDATE 3

Four-star defensive tackle Octavious Oxendine has committed to Kentucky.


UPDATE 2

Four-star defensive end Tyler Baron has committed to Tennessee over Kentucky.


UPDATE

Here is a look at Kentucky’s signings thus far:

UK Football 2020 Signing Class

NAME POS HT WT HOMETOWN PREV SCHOOL
NAME POS HT WT HOMETOWN PREV SCHOOL
Reuben "R.J." Adams OL 6-3 325 Woodbridge, Va. Senior
Beau Allen QB 6-2 200 Lexington, Ky. Lexington Catholic
Sam Anaele OLB 6-4 250 Deefield Beach, Fla. McDougle Technical Institute
Kalil Branham WR 6-1 210 Columbus, Ohio Northland
Deondre Buford OL 6-5 285 Detroit, Mich. Martin Luther King
Izayah Cummings WR 6-3 215 Louisville, Ky. Male
Jeremy Flax OL 6-6 315 Detroit, Mich. Robichaud
Joey Gatewood QB 6-5 230 Jacksonville, Fla. Bartram Trail
Josaih Hayes DL 6-3 285 Horn Lake, Miss. Horn Lake
Rickey Hyatt DB 6-2 187 Westerville, Ohio Central
D’Eryk Jackson LB 6-1 250 Dublin, Ga. West Laurens
Josh Jones OL 6-6 300 Phenix City, Ala. Central-Phenix City
JuTahn McClain RB 5-10 180 Fairfield, Ohio Fairfield
Octavious Oxendine DL 6-3 296 Radcliff, Ky. North Hardin
Andru Phillips DB 6-0 180 Mauldin, S.C. Mauldin
Justin Rogers DL 6-3 315 Oak Park, Mich. Oak Park
Tre’Vonn Rybka DL 6-4 300 Dickson, Tenn. Dickson County
Earnest Sanders IV WR 6-1 205 Flint, Mich. Beecher
Carrington Valentine DB 6-0 178 Cincinnati, Ohio Moeller
John Young OL 6-6 280 Louisville, Ky. Christian Academy

While Kentucky Basketball will be taking on Utah late (and I mean really late) in Las Vegas tonight, the spotlight today is on UK Football as Mark Stoops and the Kentucky coaching staff will look to lock up a huge chunk of their 2020 recruiting class.

Today is the early National Signing Day that was implemented a couple years ago, which has been a benefit for Kentucky in being able to lock up its highly-rated recruits early on before the traditional signing day in February.

And this year, Kentucky has a fantastic 2020 class that could get even better. Yesterday, Kentucky landed commitments from two highly-rated offensive linemen in RJ Adams and Jeremy Flax, two big acquisitions to the class in which Stoops and Co. have landed commitments from several top players that will play along the offensive and defensive lines, an absolute necessity in the SEC.

That’s not to mention the several other players in the 2020 class. Beau Allen, John Young, Andru Phillips, Justin Rogers... the list goes on and on. You can view the full class here.

Needless to say, it’s going to be an exciting day for the future of Kentucky Football. To follow along with the action, stay tuned to A Sea of Blue. We’ll be providing updates throughout the day to give you a glimpse of the future stars that will don the Blue and White in Lexington.

Use this post to keep track of the latest developments today. And here is the live stream of UK’s Signing Day show:

Tweet of the Day

*Move Flax over to the committed side * This is one of the most notable differences between Stoops and UK football in the past.

Quickies

What to know as recruits make it official - Herald Leader

A look at what to expect today.

Joel Williams postponing announcement - KSR

Looks like we’ll have to wait and see if the Cats can land the four-star DB.

Five freshmen to watch during bowl practices - Courier Journal

Bowl practices provide an awesome opportunity for young guys to get extra work in.

Sestina practicing in Vegas - Cats Pause

Sestina is getting closer and closer to coming back.

Willie Cauley-Stein says Calipari warned him about the Kings - Yahoo

Interesting quotes from Willie.

Top 2021 basketball recruit to watch UK practice out west - Herald Leader

Jaden Hardy will get an up-close look at Kentucky.

NCAA turning to Congress about NIL - SI

The NCAA is looking for federal legislation on the issue.

Pro Bowl rosters announced - ESPN

Lamar Jackson was among 12 Ravens selected, setting a record.

David Stern reportedly in serious condition - Bleacher Report

Not good news for the well-known former NBA Commissioner.

History made as first female wins Darts World Championship - Yahoo

Darts fans loved seeing Fallon Sherrock take home the championship.