LSU transfer Kelvin Joseph’s recruitment by Kentucky was a bit of a whirlwind.
We found out last week that he was considering Kentucky, then news broke around 9pm on Monday that he was on campus and having a great visit, and then he was committed by midnight.
Getting a top-50 player like Joseph through transfer speaks perhaps more about the state of Kentucky’s program than the major recruiting victories out of high school. Joseph saw action in every LSU game last season besides the bowl game when he was not eligible.
Whenever he is cleared to play for the Wildcats, he is sure to make an immediate impact.
Even with the news breaking so late in the night, Twitter was on fire after the news of Joseph’s commitment to Kentucky. Here are some of the top tweets:
Justin Rogers, Marquan McCall, Chris Oats, Joshua Paschal, Xavier Peters, Jared Casey, J.J. Weaver, Kelvin Joseph, Tyrell Ajian, Yusuf Corker. UK’s 2020 defense will be littered with blue-chips and that’s not even counting Quinton Bohanna, Boogie Watson, DeAndre Square.— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettKSR) August 27, 2019
Looking for why LSU transfer Kelvin Joseph decided on Kentucky? This picture says a lot. https://t.co/xatLjLBZM8— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) August 27, 2019
LSU transfer DB Kelvin Joseph will transfer to Kentucky.— College Football Rankings ™ (@CFBRanking) August 27, 2019
A huge pickup for the Wildcats. pic.twitter.com/3XP1mtvErm
In 2020, Kentucky's defense will add five-star DT Justin Rogers, #Rivals100 DB Kelvin Joseph who played extensively for LSU/DBU, and returns budding star Davonte Robinson following rehab. Enormous influx of talent. 2019 is here, but 2020 could be "the big one". pic.twitter.com/c7GhRSKh1q— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) August 27, 2019
“He was fearless against the run, he would come down and fill and be physical. ... There was a little bit of rawness to him but there was a lot of upside.”@SWiltfong247 on Kelvin Joseph, the newest addition to Kentucky's football roster.https://t.co/lj9H4HWTWR— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) August 27, 2019
Per the 247Sports Composite, Kelvin Joseph is the fourth-highest rated prospect to commit to Kentucky since 2000.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) August 27, 2019
Does everyone fully understand that we lonly lose 2 players next year and add Xavier Peters AND Kelvin Joseph AND Justin Rogers?!?!?— Stephen Hunt (@Incredible_Hunt) August 27, 2019
HOLY SCHNIKES pic.twitter.com/CxkfbfpF88
Apparently, Joseph is also a rapper who goes by the name of...
Kelvin Joseph, the LSU cornerback that just transferred to Kentucky, is also a rapper by the name of YKDV Bossman Fat https://t.co/MVxVQhEDJC— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) August 27, 2019
And it looks like he is already getting to work on getting other players to join him in Lexington.
Report: Former #LSU defensive back Kelvin Joseph transfers to Kentucky. Seems to make a recruiting pitch to Tigers DB Mannie Netherly, who announced he entered the portal Monday.https://t.co/q38u5YyvnO— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) August 27, 2019
Kentucky’s newest transfer Kelvin Joseph is already recruiting players to join him at Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/1bmTmnxQmz— Tres Terrell (@TerrellTres) August 27, 2019
Also, here’s a video feature SB Nation did on Joseph back in 2017: