Jordan Anthony, Speedy Mississippi Wide Receiver, Commits to Kentucky

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[caption id="attachment_360739" align="alignnone" width="1200"]jordan-anthony-commits-to-kentucky Jacob Noger | UK Athletics[/caption] The fastest high school sprinter in America spurned his home state school to become a Kentucky Wildcat. Jordan Anthony, a three-star wide receiver from Tylertown, MS., announced his commitment to Kentucky Thursday afternoon, choosing UK over Lane Kiffin's high octane Ole Miss offense. https://twitter.com/Jordananthony_6/status/1420113872627945481 Anthony is the second wide receiver from Mississippi to choose between the Wildcats and the Rebels over the last two weeks. His cousin, Jeremiah Dillon, picked Ole Miss. The family ties did not deter Jon Sumrall from securing the Cats' 12th commitment in the class of 2022. A 5-foot-11, 160-pound three-star prospect, Rivals and 247 Sports rank Anthony as a fringe top 500 prospect. He held offers from 19 schools, most recently picking up one from Florida State.

Track Star 

"The fastest high school sprinter in America" is not hyperbole. Anthony earned that title last month in Oregon by winning the 100m dash at the Nike Outdoor Nationals with a time of 10.21 seconds. In addition to his offers on the football field, Anthony held track and field scholarships from LSU, Alabama and Florida State, among others. He plans on continuing to compete in track and field events once he becomes a Wildcat. https://twitter.com/Jordananthony_6/status/1411405051365580803?s=20

Impact

Liam Coen has a type at wide receiver. The new offensive coordinator has placed a premium on speed and that's exactly what Anthony is bringing to the table. It's difficult to accurately quantify how significant this recruiting victory is. Kiffin's high scoring offense has caught the state of Mississippi on fire. He had the fastest high school sprinter in America catching passes just down the road, but instead of attending Ole Miss, Arnold is going to Kentucky. That's even more unthinkable than the Rebels landing a blue chip offensive lineman from Kentucky that's won national power lifting competitions. Sumrall's success in the Deep South is eye opening.

Highlights

Enjoy the top plays from Anthony's junior season where he caught 15 passes for 351 yards and six touchdowns.

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2021-09-18