After evaluating the recent changes at the University of Kentucky as well as talking with my coaches & my family, I have made the difficult decision to flip my commitment to Boston College!! Go Eagles!! @Coach_Wayne55@Coach_Applebaum@Coach_JDiBiaso @CoachJeffHafley pic.twitter.com/X1z2PZs64a— Jadon Lafontant (@JadonLafontant) December 11, 2023
The early National Signing Day is approaching for high school commits, and the Kentucky Wildcats are looking to lock in their impressive high school recruiting class for 2024.
With some time still on the clock, however, it is flipping season, and the Cats might be on the wrong end with the way things are trending.
Offensive line commit Jadon Lafontant has been committed to Kentucky since June 19th. Now, according to some crystal ball picks from Steve Wiltfong, Brian Dohn, and Josh Edwards, it appears that he might end up at Boston College instead.
Lafontant, a 6-foot-3 and 285-pound interior offensive lineman originally from Greenwich (CT), originally chose the Cats over Boston College, Duke, Pittsburgh, and several other offers. With Scott Woodward playing a role in his commitment, one could guess that he is playing a role in this momentum shift.
For Kentucky, losing any kind of offensive-line depth is not a stellar sight, but it is one that is fixable. After domination along the front five for several seasons, things have not looked the same for the last three. With a step in the right direction in 2023, the offensive staff will likely fill holes at tackle and guard with players from the portal who could become instant impact players once they step on campus.
Nothing is official yet, but don’t be shocked to see Lafontant heading to Chestnut Hill next season.
If that does happen, look for Kentucky to push for another high school recruit or college transfer along the o-line for next season.