Kentucky football’s recruiting is on a whole new level from where it was when Mark Stoops arrived. The program has proven that it can recruit, develop, and win at a high level.
Normally, new coaches that come in and find success reach a plateau pretty quickly. But Stoops seems to take this program to new heights every season.
For the 2022 recruiting class, he continues to get the attention of top targets, with defensive lineman Mykel Williams getting the latest buzz.
Mykel Williams, a five-star DL from Georgia and a top 40 player in the class of 2022, tells me that he will take an official visit to Kentucky the weekend of June 25.— Zack Geoghegan (@ZGeogheganKSR) June 1, 2021
Already has OVs scheduled to Southern Cal (6/11) and Georgia Tech (6/18). Williams was at Florida today.
According to Zack Geoghegan of Kentucky Sports Radio, Williams plans to take an official visit to Kentucky the weekend of June 25th. The Georgia native already has a visit scheduled with his home-state Bulldogs the weekend prior to that, and he will have also visited Florida and USC before that time.
Williams is a five-star defensive lineman from Columbus, Georgia. He is ranked as the No. 23 overall player, the No. 6 defensive lineman, and the No. 2 player in Georgia for the 2022 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings.
Williams has four 247 Sports Crystal Ball projections for Georgia, but all of those came in February, and it’s been pretty quiet around his recruitment since then. He has offers from all of the big dogs, and Kentucky is getting an official visit in the first month he is taking them. So it has to be a good sign for the Wildcats.
Even if they do not land Williams, this recruitment magnifies what everyone in college football circles already knows: When it comes to recruiting, Kentucky cannot be underestimated.