4-star recruit Dane Key will make his college choice on October 28th at Fredrick Douglass High School, and it will be open for fans to attend.
Dane Key is one of the top recruits left on the Kentucky Wildcats’ big board in the Class of 2022, and he’s announced he’ll be committing later this month on October 28th.
An announcement had been rumored to happen here in the coming weeks, but Dane made sure the date was officially set.
I will be committing October 28th!— Dane Key (@DaneKey12) October 8, 2021
According to Larry Vaught, Key’s choice will come from a final four of Kentucky, South Carolina, Oregon, and Michigan. He has officially visited all four of his final schools.
Key, who plays for Frederick Douglass in Lexington, is the son of former Wildcat linebacker Donte Key. A commitment would continue the pipeline from Fredrick Douglass that’s produced Jager Burton, Dekel Crowdus and Ty Bryant as former and current players to pick Kentucky.
Key has been to see all of Kentucky’s conference wins this season, as he attended the Missouri and Florida homes games, and was a visitor at South Carolina for the win in Columbia. It’s unclear which school is the biggest threat to keep Key away from Kentucky.
At 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, Key is currently ranked as a 4-star recruit and is a top 250 player in the country, according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. They also list him as a top 40 receiver in the country.
Here is a quick scouting report from 247 Sports national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu.
“Little bit bigger in person than he looked on film and still looked like he had room to grow into his body. Has really good ball skills and hand-eye coordination. Tracks the ball well and makes contested catches regularly. Catches the ball very naturally away from his body. Smooth, changes directions well and can create separation based on that. Can still get a little more explosive and faster on the top end. Projects safely as a productive college player, and if he can continue making strides in the strength and conditioning program, that would push his upside higher.”
Earlier this week, Mark Stoops made sure to note on his Monday radio show that UK needs to, “continue to recruit wide receivers who can make a difference.” Landing Key would definitely fit that mold and be a welcomed addition to next year's wideout room.
Now it’s time to let Big Dog Vince Marrow wrap it up.
Come on down Dane.