The top uncommitted prospect from the Commonwealth is beginning an official visit tour in his hometown of Lexington.
KSR has learned that Dane Key’s first official visit will be this Friday through Sunday at the University of Kentucky. He’ll then travel to Oregon for an official visit, followed by a trip to South Carolina.
The Lexington Frederick Douglass wide receiver spent the first day of the open recruiting period on Kentucky’s campus. At the unofficial visit he tried on the Wildcats’ all-white uniforms and struck a pose or two or three.
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After Key’s visit concluded, Frederick Douglass coach Nathan McPeek told KSR’s Zack Geoghegan:
“He said it went really well,” Coach McPeek told KSR about his conversation with Key. “Obviously, it’s a university that’s doing really really well with Coach Stoops and all the success that they’ve had. I know that he’s obviously really good friends with (Jager Burton) and Dekel (Crowdus) going over there. I think it went well. I know he’s got a few other visits lined up to go check out this month but they’re still playing baseball so he’s been kinda tied up with that. All indications, he told me that it went really well. It’s not like he doesn’t know the place.”
The son of former Wildcat linebacker Donte Key, the 6-foot-2 wide receiver is ranked by the 247 Composite as the No. 2 player in the state of Kentucky and a Top 225 player in the country. His older brother, Devon, signed a free agent deal this spring with the Kansas City Chiefs after setting the WKU’s FBS career tackling record.
Recruited by Vince Marrow, Key is arguably the most sought after player on UK’s big board. A dynamic playmaker from down the street, he’s no stranger to the program. This weekend he’ll receive the blue carpet treatment while accompanied by some of his former high school teammates and a handful of other four-star recruits on official visits. An eye-opening opening official visit could go a long way to help the Wildcats ultimately secure Key’s signature.