The month of June means the arrival of official visits as college football programs across the country look to close the deal on targets and get some commits into the 2023 class before the season gets rolling in August. Kentucky will host a plethora of prospects over the next week, and Anthony Brown is one of those expected to be on campus.
The Springfield (Ohio) High wide receiver is the No. 369 prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. Brown is a top-10 prospect in Ohio and has seen a busy recruitment.
The 5-foot-8 wideout pledged to Minnesota last September before later backing off of the commitment. With Vince Marrow leading the way, Kentucky has pushed hard in this recruitment and hosted Anthony Brown on campus for an unofficial visit in March, and the prospect also made a spring trip to Michigan. Kentucky is expecting to have the prospect on campus in June for an official visit.
However, other schools are not going to stop their pursuit of Anthony Brown. On Saturday, the top-500 prospect received a big offer from a future SEC foe.
Brent Venables has replaced Lincoln Riley in Norman as the Sooners have brought their former defensive coordinator home. Oklahoma is set to go through a big transition, but this program was able to ink a top-five class in average star rating in 2022 and are working to continue that momentum with top-50 quarterback Jackson Arnold already in the fold for 2023.
Kentucky has had much success recruiting Springfield in the past with Thaddeus Snodgrass (class of 2014) Kordell Looney (class of 2016), Moses Douglass (class of 2019), and Isaiah Gibson (class of 2019) all coming to play for the Wildcats.
Anthony Brown is a priority target for the program, but the Wildcats aren’t the only big program interested.