We are only 79 days away from watching the Kentucky Wildcats back in action at the Kroge. No one wants to wish away a summer of fun, but I think the entire BBN can agree that this year’s wait for the first tailgate of the season is more excruciating than most of its predecessors. Instead of staring at the clock and the calendar, let’s go over the latest in UK Football recruiting.
Kentucky Offers Young Kattus
UK offered a scholarship to a big Kattus. No, not the tight end that committed to Kentucky on KSR and officially visited Lexington over the weekend. The Wildcats gave a scholarship offer to Josh’s younger brother, Tucker. He just completed eighth grade, but Tucker Kattus is already 6-foot-4, 240 pounds. Even though he’s going to be a freshman this fall, that’s a grown ass man.
I very honored and excited to say that I have received my first offer from The University of Kentucky!!! Can’t wait to start my career at @StXFB Big thanks to @vincemarrow @UKFootball pic.twitter.com/yAv9mjyYIG
— Tucker Kattus (@kattus_tucker) June 14, 2021
He isn’t the only kid who hasn’t played high school football to pick up a UK offer this week. Liam Coen extended an offer to Gavin Owens, a 2025 quarterback from South Carolina. Bryce West is another underclassmen offered early this week. A sophomore-to-be from Solon, Oh., the cornerback previously picked up a Michigan State offer.
A DB Off the Board
D’Arco Perkins-McAllister is a four-star recruit from Nashville that planned on officially visiting Kentucky this weekend. Those plans were scrapped in favor of a trip to Michigan once Steve Clinkscale made the move to Ann Arbor.
“I just really want to check out Michigan because, I mean, my man Clink went there from Kentucky, so I was still sticking with him,” he told 247 Sports. It’s probably safe to say that UK is out of contention now that Clinkscale is no longer around. One can only hope there aren’t too many more stories like this in the class of 2022.
Clinkscale secured a UK commitment from one defensive back prior to his departure, Jeremiah Caldwell. Along with Michigan, now Tennessee is trying to flip the Wildcat commit. The Vols extended Caldwell a scholarship offer today. Kentucky vs. Tennessee will be a battle on the recruiting trail we will be seeing more and more often in the months to come.
UK Pursues Alabama Commit
Some may believe that going toe-to-toe with Alabama on the recruiting trail is a fool’s errand. Liam Coen and Brad White aren’t backing down from the fight. Le’Veon Moss is a running back from Baton Rouge, ranked 247 Sports Composite Rankings as the No. 80 player in America. He committed to the Crimson Tide at the conclusion of his official visit in early June. The first Tweet following his commitment announced an offer from Kentucky. He plans on officially visiting Texas A&M this weekend.
— Le’Veon Moss (@turnUplevee) June 15, 2021
Name to Watch at WR
Liam Coen is prioritizing speed at the wide receiver position. That’s why it’s no surprise that Brandon White received a scholarship offer from Kentucky after flying by defenders at the Sunday Showcase Camp. He’s only 5-foot-9, but he has plenty of juice while playing for Cincinnati Moeller, a school that has sent at least one player to Lexington in three of the last four recruiting cycles. The Wildcats are White’s first Power Five offer, putting UK in a good spot before he blows up on the trail.