How about a surprise Friday afternoon Yahtzee? The Kentucky Wildcats picked up a major commitment from one of the nation’s top pass-catchers, Shamar Porter.
Porter is considered a high-level four-star recruit, according to the On3 Consensus, and a borderline top 150 player from the class of 2023. Clocking in at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, the Ensworth High School (TN) product chose Kentucky over the likes of Tennessee, Georgia, Cincinnati, Indiana, Clemson, Ole Miss, Penn State, and several other Division I programs.
Kentucky wide receivers coach Scott Woodward is the primary contact for Porter, who earned his offer from the Wildcats back in November following a visit to Lexington. Porter also competes in track and field, where he ran a 10.91 100-meter dash as a sophomore in the spring of 2021.
Looking at On3’s own rankings of Porter, he’s valued even higher than the Consensus. On3 has him rated as the No. 60 overall prospect from the class of 2023, the No. 7 wide receiver, and the No. 2 prospect in Tennessee.
With Porter in the fold, Kentucky now has three commitments for the class of 2023, including ATH Ty Bryant and RB Kaden Moorman. While still incredibly early in the process, On3 ranks UK’s class No. 8 overall in the country and No. 4 in the SEC.
Welcome to the Big Blue Nation, Shamar!