With most of the players from the class of 2024 already having signed to schools, other universities are beginning to look at getting verbal commits in 2025, and then for 2026, schools are starting to offer sophomores.
Kaydin Jones is a 6-foot, 170-pound running back from Jenks, Oklahoma. Jones recently announced on Twitter that he received an offer from the Kentucky Wildcat.
Other offers Jones has received are from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Utah, Colorado, Baylor, and Oklahoma State.
Jones spoke with A Sea of Blue about what it meant to receive an offer from Kentucky.
“Getting a new offer always feels rewarding, but especially since it’s from the best division in college football, it hit a little harder,” Jones tells A Sea of Blue.
Meanwhile, Jones also added that he has heard a lot of great information about Mark Stoops and Liam Coen.
“I’ve heard nothing but great things about both of them, and it makes me a little excited to get the opportunity to play under them,” said Jones.
As for the main person recruiting him at Kentucky, it has been Vince Marrow, and Jones has been enjoying being in contact with Marrow.
“Coach Marrow is the person who offered me, and really, he was just asking if I wanted the chance to play for a historical program such as Kentucky,” Jones says.
Kentucky’s recent success in the running back room could play a factor in his recruitment.
“All of the success in the players before definitely gives me a bias and makes me think I could be the next great back to come from Kentucky,” says Jones.
When he does commit to a school, he is hoping to be developed.
“I’m looking for a program who can progress my ability as a player and a man,” Jones tells us.
Jones, at this time, does not have any visits scheduled but hopes to in the near future. No schools are currently leading in his recruitment due to it being so early.