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Kentucky football misses out on 2 recruits to Penn State

A tough loss that doesn’t diminish what Kentucky has done in the Class of 2022.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats football team has not missed out on to many prospects early on in the class of 2022. Unfortunately, that luck changed this weekend, as a pair of pass-rushers from Pennsylvania decided they wanted to stay home to play football next fall.

The first prospect to decide this 4th of July weekend was Keon Wylie from Philadelphia. The three-star prospect selected Penn State over Kentucky and Pittsburgh. Wylie visited Lexington last weekend, but it wasn’t enough to pull him out of the state.

That commitment was then followed up by Tyreese Fearbry. The four-star prospect from Pittsburgh ended up picking Penn State over what appeared to be another three-horse race between Kentucky and Pittsburgh.

Brad White is a magician when it comes to helping develop pass-rushing talent. He has recently been trying to find some prospects from up in the Northeast, but unfortunately they have struck out once again early on in this cycle.

It is no secret the concerns there are regarding the pass-rush this season, after a poor performance in that category in 2020. If there has anything fans have learned over the course of the Mark Stoops era though it is that he will correct issues from previous seasons. With Stoops and White at the helm of the defense, you can almost guarantee they will have players more than ready to go.

The staff currently has a commitment from outside linebacker Keaten Wade, who has the tools to be instantly productive at the college level. Add in JJ Weaver, Jordan Wright, and K.D McDaniel, the group in 2022 should be fairly active at getting after the quarterback.