Approaching the halfway point of high school football seasons across the country, On3’s expert recruiting analysts have updated the class of 2022’s On300 rankings.
Four Kentucky football commitments made the cut, with many sliding a few spots, most notably Tyreese Fearbry. The edge defender from Pittsburgh dropped from No. 34 to No. 117. As you will see, there are also a few players committed to big-name schools that Kentucky has remained in contact with throughout the 2021 football season.
UK Recruits in the 2022 On300
- 5. DL Mykel Williams (99)
- Columbus (Ga.) Hardaway – USC commit — Prev. #9
- 16. OT Kiyaunta Goodwin (98)
- Charlestown (Ind.) High – Kentucky commit — Prev. #16
- 117. EDGE Tyreese Fearbry (93)
- Pittsburgh Perry – Kentucky commit — Prev. #34
- 167. IOL Tegra Tshabola (92)
- West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West – Ohio State commit — Prev. #298
- 278. ATH Treyveon Longmire (90)
- Corbin (Ky.) High – Kentucky commit — Prev. #244
- 290. WR Dane Key (90)
- Lexington (Ky.) Frederick Douglass — Prev. #232
- 300. EDGE Keaten Wade (90)
- Spring Hill (Tenn.) Summit – Kentucky commit — Prev. #299
The SEC is once again dominating the recruiting cycle with commitments from 67 of the top 300 players. One Big 12 recruiter shared with On3’s Charles Power that teams like Kentucky are the ones making life difficult for coaches in other Power Five conferences.
“It’s easy to point at Alabama and A&M,” one Big 12 recruiter said. “They do such a great job of recruiting every year, so that’s no real surprise. But what impresses me the most is the job schools like Kentucky, Missouri and Ole Miss have done. They’re doing a great job and probably don’t get as much credit as they deserve.”On3
The biggest name remaining on Kentucky’s big board is close to home. Wide receiver Dane Key just recently wrapped up on an eventful unofficial visit to South Carolina to watch the Gamecocks fall to the Wildcats. The talented legacy recruit from Frederick Douglass High School is expected to take a few more unofficial visits before announcing his college decision in mid-October.