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.
Four-star defensive tackle Octavious Oxendine has committed to Kentucky.
Four-star defensive end Tyler Baron has committed to Tennessee over Kentucky.
Here is a look at Kentucky’s signings thus far:
UK Football 2020 Signing Class
|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
Kentucky's class currently includes, in the trenches...— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 17, 2019
Still in play for...
UK football is no longer an underdog program.
*Move Flax over to the committed side * This is one of the most notable differences between Stoops and UK football in the past.
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.