In the class of 2022, Kentucky football knew that speed needed to be addressed at wide receiver. The Wildcats did that by signing three players who have legitimate track speed. One of those stood out above the rest.
Jordan Anthony was the No. 331 prospect in the 2022 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. The main reason for that was the speed element that the Tylertown (Miss.) High product brought to the field.
Anthony was the fastest prospect in the 2022 class with a 10.14 100m time and a 20.52 200m time clocked in high school. Offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello will put that speed to good use on the field, but right now Anthony is helping out the Kentucky track & field team.
At the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships out in Oregon this weekend, Anthony twice competed in the 100m and posted some competitive times. The true freshman didn’t reach his top time from high school but is still early in his track career.
Kentucky needed to address speed on offense and has done it in a big way. Anthony will be a field spacer on offense that could provide a big-play jolt to Kentucky’s offense. You simply cannot teach speed.