The Kentucky Wildcats are going to be hitting the weight room getting prepared for the 2020 season as the SEC’s suspension of all on-campus activities will be lifted Monday.
Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio reported on Saturday that the Cats would begin their workouts Monday at 8 a.m. as the first group of players have been medically cleared to return to action.
This group includes roughly 50 players that are either from the area or upperclassmen that continued to live in the area during the coronavirus pandemic. The second wave of players will begin returning to campus next week and start the process of becoming medically cleared. Incoming 5-star recruit Justin Rogers announced that he would be reporting to campus on June 15th.
This is the first time that the team has been together since their fifth spring practice back on March 12th which was right before the coronavirus caused all campuses to shut down.
There are big expectations for the Wildcats in 2020, as they return a host of starters from last year’s 8-5 Belk Bowl-winning team, including an offensive line that mauled the opposition and paved the way for a dominant ground game.
Most of the defense is back as well after they allowed just nine passing touchdowns last season, which tied with Ohio State for the fewest from any program.
This has the potential to be a very special season for the Wildcats, so it’s great to see they get to go back to work on Monday.