Well, National Signing Day sure is exciting isn’t it?
It’s even better when you sign your best class in school history, which is exactly what the Kentucky Wildcats coaching staff did this year.
While Kentucky landed some big-time commitments over the last year, they were merely verbal pledges going into today. Kentucky has had its fair share of big commitments who ultimately flipped to another school before or even on National Signing Day.
Not only was that not the case today, but Kentucky managed to add a pair of four-star pledges in Octavious Oxendine and Josaih Hayes.
Us Kentucky fans have had a long but exciting time today, so let’s kick things off with some Twitter reactions to Kentucky’s best class in history:
Vince Marrow: "This is the state school. Nothing against that school down the road, but this is the true state school."— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) December 18, 2019
Five-star DT Justin Rogers is officially a Kentucky Wildcat.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 18, 2019
Highest-ranked Rivals recruit in UK football history.
.@erniesands11 will sign his letter of intent to play football at Kentucky. Ya think Coach Cal might want to give him a look?!?! #SigningDay @UKFootball @KentuckyMBB @BigBlue9ation @UKCoachCalipari pic.twitter.com/ay68a20pBu— Ryan Slocum (@Sloc12) December 18, 2019
(Beau Allen’s mother)
What was only a dream 15 years ago..... pic.twitter.com/sadVQ2Bv9H— Ingrid Allen (@IngridA22945161) December 18, 2019
Can’t Wait To Showcase MY GRIND And MY HUSTLE! In At UK!— Deondre Buford (@DeondreBuford56) December 18, 2019
Officially a Wildcat , BBN nation lets get it !— Rj Adams ✌ (@exclusivejaayy) December 18, 2019
Kentucky just beat out several SEC programs for one of the top prospects from Mississippi, defensive lineman Josiah Hayes.— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) December 18, 2019
The four-star lineman is a top 250 prospect, #3 recruit from Mississippi.
This is how you get to ATL. pic.twitter.com/9r145HM8ox— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 18, 2019
I never thought Kentucky football would be able to recruit like they have under Mark Stoops. A true revelation— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) December 17, 2019
I think this 2020 class could be real special— DeAndre Square (@d_square10) December 18, 2019
Them dice hot I see— Calvin Taylor (@calv_huncho) December 18, 2019
UK is now averaging 3.44 stars per recruit. That is a higher commit quality average than Michigan, Florida State, and Washington. It's also significantly higher than the 3.32 average of the 2014 class, which was previously the best of the Stoops era.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 18, 2019
Of Kentucky's 50 highest-rated signees in the 247Sports Composite era (since 2000), 34 have come under Mark Stoops and Co.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) December 18, 2019
Kentucky has three four-star and one five-star defensive linemen signed for 2020 (Rivals rankings). Has to be one of the best D-line classes in the country. Four of UK's offensive line commits are four-stars by at least one major service. Likewise, surely among best OL groups.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) December 18, 2019
Most four or five-star offensive/defensive line commits from the 2020 class...— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 17, 2019
Texas A&M: 6
Ohio State: 4
Ten UK early enrollees for 2020. pic.twitter.com/doEu4Xxzlz— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) December 18, 2019
Mark Stoops just announced Octavius Oxendine. "We got Octavius in the boat. That's another big guy in-state. I was hoping to get that commitment today."— Derek Terry (@DerekSTerry) December 18, 2019