3-star WR Jeremiah Dillon feels comfortable at Kentucky following visit and offer

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Jeremiah-Dillon
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[caption id="attachment_357957" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] (via Twitter: @JereDillo1 | UK Athletics)[/caption] Kentucky is in need of some wide receivers for the class of 2022, and the coaching staff has their eyes on one of the fastest ones available. Jeremiah Dillon, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound three-star wideout from Tylertown, Mississippi, is fresh off an unofficial visit to check out the Lexington campus last weekend and he had plenty of good things to say about his experience. "I had a few (expectations) but they exceeded it majorly, man," Dillon told KSR this week. "It opened my eyes up. Being on Zoom calls and stuff, that's good and all but once you get on there it's a whole different experience and they exceeded all my expectations." Dillon, who is ranked by 247 Sports as the 142nd best pass-catcher in his class, didn't even need to work out in front of the Wildcat staff to earn an offer from Jon Sumrall, Liam Coen, and company. Dillon's contact with Kentucky is still relatively fresh, too, as both sides have only been in contact since the end of May, but they've managed to quickly build a special bond. Not long after Dillon left his unofficial visit at Kentucky, he was sent a text message from Coach Sumrall extending a scholarship offer, he told KSR. https://twitter.com/JereDillo1/status/1408950413756452868 Dillon's national recruiting ranking doesn't appear to reflect the belief in his talents by Kentucky's staff. 247 Sports has Dillon as the 1,049th best player in his class while Rivals has him tabbed with a 5.5 rating, which equates to roughly a mid-to-low-level three-star prospect. Despite that, the 'Cats view Dillon as someone with immense value and potential. After all, Dillon ran a personal record 10.53 100-meter dash as a junior and finished second in the Mississippi 3A State Track Tournament in the same event. For the offense that new offensive coordinator Liam Coen is trying to incorporate, he's very much interested in finding speedy receivers. Dillon said that Coen told him he was the "perfect fit" for what the latter has in store going forward. Coen, using his experience working with the L.A. Rams, also added that Dillon would look like a three-year NFL veteran by the time he left Kentucky. "They (UK) said I'd be a perfect fit for the offense they got coming up," Dillon added. It's not just the offense that has Dillon curious to learn more about Kentucky, though. The family atmosphere and overall vibes also met what he's looking for in a potential college destination. "I just felt like I was at home, they made it so comfortable," Dillon said. "They treated me like I was already there so it was a great experience. I can't say nothing bad." Following a busy month of June, Dillon is about ready to make a final decision, too. He told KSR that he's shooting for somewhere around the July 10-17 date range to make his announcement. Dillon went to Virginia early in June for his only official visit thus far before heading to Ole Miss for an unofficial, and then to  Auburn and Southern Miss for camp visits. Shortly after his unofficial to UK, Dillon took an unofficial to Memphis, picking up an offer from the Tigers soon after. He holds Power 5 offers from Virginia, Kentucky, and Ole Miss, along with a handful of other Division I offers. Dillon would like to come back to Kentucky for an official visit in the future. As of this post, Kentucky has just one commit from the class of 2022 who could play wide-receiver: Corbin's Treyveon Longmire. However, there is a belief that Longmire could eventually switch over to defense by the time he gets on campus. That would leave the wideout cupboard rather bare, making players like Dillon a bigger priority than most.

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2021-09-24