July has been a busy recruiting month and decisions are being made by college football prospects right up to the end. One of Kentucky’s top targets is ready to commit before the calendar turns to August.
Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel EDGE Neeo Avery has announced that he will be announcing his decision on Sunday.
Neeo Avery (6-4, 225) is the No. 253 ranked prospect in the class of 2023 according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. The DMV native announced finalists three weeks ago with Kentucky, Maryland, Ole Miss, and Oregon all appearing in the final group.
A former Penn State commit, Avery took official visits to Maryland and Kentucky in June. The Wildcats also got the blue-chipper on campus for an unofficial visit back in November. However, Ole Miss has gotten the prospect to Oxford three times in the last three months and still has an official visit available to use in the fall.
The timing of this announcement doesn’t seem great for Kentucky as Neeo Avery is currently at Ole Miss for a big unofficial visit weekend that Lane Kiffin’s program is hosting for prospective recruits. The Rebels are currently the favorite to land a commitment from Avery on Sunday.
Neeo Avery is a basketball player who has a skill set that translates directly to the football field. The edge rusher possesses length, burst, and movement ability. Those traits help make Avery an intriguing prospect at outside linebacker with some substantial pass-rushing potential.
Kentucky may have to get into flip mode to land another recruit from the Mid-Atlantic.