The Kentucky Wildcats continue their recruiting momentum and this time, they have added to the wide receiver room.
Jordan Anthony, a 5-foot-11 wide receiver from Tylertown (MS), has announced he’s committed to Kentucky. He actually made his commitment at Kroger Field today while also announcing he’ll run track at Kentucky.
For a while, Ole Miss was viewed as the favorite in this recruitment. However, last week three Rivals’ analysts flipped their prediction from Ole Miss to Kentucky.
Back on July 11th, Anthony’s cousin Jeremiah Dillon, picked Ole Miss over Kentucky. Anthony is the higher ranked player between the two as he is right on the edge of being a four-star recruit.
Nick Roush of Kentucky Sports Radio added that what sets Anthony apart is his speed.
“Anthony is the fastest high school sprinter in America. A month after camping in Lexington with the Wildcats, he traveled to Oregon for the Nike Outdoor Nationals Boys’ Track and Field Championships. Anthony won the 100m dash, claiming the national title in 10.21 seconds. How fast is that? This year’s 100m collegiate champion from LSU was not that much faster, clocking in at 10.05.”
In recent seasons, the Wildcats have struggled in the passing game. A lot of that has been due to the injuries the quarterback room has suffered. However, another key problem is they just didn’t have the receivers with breakaway speed to hit the deep ball.
With the addition of Anthony, the Cats have a guy that can help them hit the homerun ball for the first time since Jeff Badet when he and Stephen Johnson connected multiple times on homerun balls.
Anthony is the perfect receiver for Kentucky’s offense under Liam Coen who has placed a premium on having receivers with speed.
Jon Sumrall was the coach that recruited Anthony and he has had a lot of success recruiting the Deep South for the Cats. What makes this commitment impressive is that Sumrall went into the state of Mississippi and beat Lane Kiffin for a wide receiver.
The addition of Anthony is one of the biggest wins of the offseason for the Cats, and it is going to be fun to watch him take the field for Kentucky.
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