Buzz is building for Kentucky in recruitment of Jacob and Jerod Smith

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Blue-chip prospects Jacob Smith and Jerod Smith have returned home to the Bluegrass State for their final season of high school football. The two Michigan commits will suit up for Corbin (Ky.) High this fall, but this recruitment might not be over yet.

The top 300 prospects took a surprise unofficial visit to Kentucky earlier this week, and now there is some other buzz building surrounding the recruitment of these four-star prospects. On Friday, KSR’s Matt Jones stated on the radio that some recent scuttlebutt tells him that Kentucky is a real player for the twin brothers despite the current verbal commitments to play for Jim Harbaugh’s Big Ten program.

“Kentucky might be about to flip these guys in the very near future,” Jones said.

The brothers grew up in Somerset, Kentucky, before transferring to Windsor (Conn.) Loomis Chaffee School to play high school football in what is essentially a prep school with numerous power conference prospects. Once in New England, the Smith twins blew up and became national recruits. Notre Dame and Nebraska were other programs involved before Michigan secured commitments from both. However, there has always been heavy interest in Kentucky.

The twins are now located 90 miles from Kentucky’s campus and still have official visits they can spend in Lexington. Expect both prospects to get the full-court press from Kentucky’s staff on the recruiting trail. A couple of big-time flips could be on the way.

Pay close attention to the recruitment of Jacob Smith (No. 255 overall in the 2024 On3 Industry Ranking) and Jerod Smith (No. 250 overall in the 2024 On3 Industry Ranking) moving forward. Kentucky currently has three four-star prospects committed in the class of 2024. That could change soon if an actual flip takes place for the new Corbin Redhounds.

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