What’s a better way to start the weekend than getting a couple of big-time Yahtzee’s?
This afternoon, Destin and Keaten Wade announced their commitment to the Kentucky Wildcats. They chose Kentucky over a final list of the Tennessee Volunteers, Louisville Cardinals and Virginia Cavaliers.
The Wade twins play their high school ball for Summit High School in Spring Hill (TN), which is just south of Nashville. They helped lead Summit to a 5A State Championship over Oak Ridge (TN) this past season.
Destin (6-3, 205 pounds) is currently ranked as a four-star prospect, according to 247 Sports Composite, and is ranked the 26th-best athlete in the country. Currently, he plays quarterback and defensive back for the Spartans, but he has been widely expected to be a defensive back at the collegiate level. Some rumblings have come out though that the staff is willing to give him a shot at quarterback as well.
Keaten (6-4, 223 pounds) is also considered a four-star prospect and ranked as the 188th best player in the country. He is also currently listed as the 16th-best outside linebacker. He currently plays running back and linebacker for Summit. Kentucky fans can fully expect him to be playing the jack linebacker position in Lexington.
Led by Steve Clinkscale, the Wade brothers become the sixth and seventh commits for Kentucky in the Class of 2022. They are joined by Grant Bingham, Treyveon Longmire, Jackson Smith, Jeremiah Caldwell, and Andre Stewart. This class is now inside the top 20 rankings at Rivals.
It’s always nice to beat out Tennessee for big-time recruits. This is one of the rare instances in which Kentucky beat out the Vols for one of the Volunteer State’s top recruits. And to land not one but two four-star guys at once makes this one of the biggest recruiting wins for Kentucky under Mark Stoops. It’s also a major step toward Kentucky rising up the SEC East if they can get to Signing Day with the Wade twins still committed.
Check out some of their highlights below!