Kentucky is looking to stay hot on the recruiting trail.
After landing one in-state star this week, Mark Stoops and his staff find themselves in a good position to hopefully land another piece to fill out the 2022 class.
On Sunday, legacy 4-star recruit, Dane Key (6-2, 170lbs) cut his list of schools down to 10. Kentucky made the cut along with Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Wisconsin, Oregon, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Virginia, and Michigan State.
Key, who plays for Frederick Douglass in Lexington, is the son of former Wildcat linebacker Donte Key.
In what has been a hard recruitment to read across the board, it is a good sign that Kentucky is still in the mix. With some speculation coming out during this past season that Key was not impressed with the style of play ran by the old offensive staff, it seems that Liam Coen has made a solid impression of the type of fit he could be in the new scheme being brought to Lexington.
Key recently sat down with Freddie Maggard of KSR and had this to say when he was asked about what is appealing about Kentucky:
“UK is my hometown. It would be a really cool experience to play where my dad played. It would also be really cool to play with some really good friends at the next level.”
Donte Key also sat down with KSR back in January and had this to say.
“I’ve had a chance to talk to the coaching staff over there and we had a really good conversation and I respect what they’ve done and the type of players that they’re getting. So I’ll tell you Kentucky is on the list.”
There is no current timetable for a decision from Key. He is currently ranked in the top 250 players in the country according to 247 Sports. He is also ranked as the second-best player in Kentucky.