The Kentucky Wildcats football program is rolling right now.
After a 10-win season, a Citrus Bowl victory, and a very successful NFL Draft, the recruiting trail is a gift that keeps on giving. While this recruitment is far from over, Kentucky appears to be moving in the right direction with offensive guard Justin Rogers,
While the Ohio State Buckeyes (28%) and Tennessee Volunteers (22%) still lead in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball, the Wildcats made a recent search to label them as the favorite for his services. Kentucky currently sits at 17%, although that is certainly trending upward.
While Tennessee dominated the votes from recruiting analysts in April, Kentucky received three votes on Monday alone, with the biggest coming from 247 Sports Director of Football Recruiting, Steve Wiltfong. National recruiting analyst Allen Trieu picked Kentucky as well, and he has picked with 93% accuracy for the 2020 class thus far.
Kentucky also has momentum in the Rivals predictions, which now have Kentucky in a tie with the Georgia Bulldogs for his services. Speaking, Rogers is visiting Georgia this weekend, so that will be a big hurdle to overcome, but as is the case with any elite recruit.
Rogers is a five-star guard from Oak Park, Michigan and the No. 10 overall player at Rivals in addition to being the top offensive guard in the entire 2020 recruiting class. At 6-2.5, 311 pounds, he has the physical potential to step in and find time in the rotation immediately.
If he picks Kentucky, Rogers could be the biggest recruit that the Wildcats have landed in quite some time, and definitely the top commit from the 2020 class. With the waves of commits in recent weeks, the coaching staff in Lexington has to feel great about their momentum.
And for Kentucky to be trending for Rogers on the same day as Beau Allen’s commitment to the Cats, fans should be thrilled about the future of this football program.
Kentucky was the first to offer pic.twitter.com/fZMa0S6mco— Justin Rogers (@AllAmerican52JR) January 27, 2019