Two different Kentucky football targets in the Class of 2022 cut their lists this past week, the Cats made the cut with both prospects.
First off is four-star offensive lineman Ryan Baer. John R. Kampf of The News Herald in Ohio reports that Baer is officially down to Kentucky, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Virginia.
The other big factor in this is the canceled visit to Norte Dame. After not receiving an offer from Ohio State at a camp in June, it had been perceived to be a two-horse race between the Cats and the Irish.
According to Baer, that was incorrect.
“I didn’t feel like Notre Dame was a top option,” Baer told Kampf. “They were more of a Plan B. The five I’ve visited, those are my strong top five. I’m going to sit down with my family and hope to get this decision made in July.”
Baer, listed at 6-8 and 331 pounds by Rivals, hails from East Lake (OH) and is currently ranked as the 31st-best offensive tackle in the country, as well as the 10th-best player in the state of Ohio.
It seems that Kentucky made a great impression on his official visit a few weeks back, and with a decision date coming up, let’s see if they can close the deal to add another talented offensive lineman to already impressive group.
The other prospect to cut down their list is three-star defensive line recruit Tomiwa Durojaiye.
Where Am I Going?— Tomiwa Durojaiye (@TomiwaDurojaiye) June 27, 2021
TOP 5 @swiffedits pic.twitter.com/8FJE4JSF4o
As you can see from his tweet above Kentucky is joined by South Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, and Vanderbilt.
A 6-3, 252-pound defensive end out of Middletown (DE), Kentucky makes the list after only offering back on May 28th from defensive coordinator Brad White. He is currently ranked as a three-star prospect, as well as the 46th-ranked strong side defensive end in the Class of 2022, according to Rivals.
With the ground the staff has made up so quickly in this recruitment, you have to like Kentucky’s chances if they can get him on campus for a visit before he makes a decision.
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