Kentucky is still in the hunt for Karmello English

Adam Luckett10/20/22
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Phenix City (Ala.) Central wide receiver Karmello English has long been one of the top targets on Kentucky’s recruiting board in the class of 2023. Despite a verbal commitment to Auburn in July, wide receivers coach Scott Woodward has kept in contact with the top-200 prospect.

That is paying off now that Karmello English has decommitted from Auburn. The blue-chip wide receiver is officially back on the open market with Kentucky, Michigan, and Penn State pursuing the four-star prospect. Meanwhile, Oklahoma and Ole Miss are working to schedule the final available official visits for the prospect.

English recently made a trip to Ann Arbor last weekend to see Michigan play Penn State at The Big House. Jim Harbaugh’s program is firmly in the mix, but Woodward is also working hard on this recruitment for Kentucky.

“I have a great relationship with coach Woody,” English told Rivals. “He has been there since Day 1, since they offered me. The love has always been there. That is what separates the coaches, all of them keeping it real instead of telling me what I want to hear. At Kentucky, they tell me what I need to hear.”

Cats Illustrated’s Justin Rowland is now reporting that Kentucky could host English for an unofficial visit for the Georgia game on Nov. 19. That would seemingly even things up with Michigan after both programs hosted the prospect for an official visit in June.

Kentucky is still on the hunt for another receiver in the class of 2023 as both Karmello English and Demetrius Bell are prospects of note. The Cats might not be done adding blue-chip receivers to the roster.

Recruiting never stops.