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UK WR signee Jordan Anthony wins U20 200m title

Jack Pilgrim06/25/22

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Jordan Anthony
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You want speed at wide receiver this season (and beyond) for Kentucky? You got it in 2022 signee Jordan Anthony.

The No. 331 prospect in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies, is a dual-sport athlete — he plays football and runs track. The 5-9 athlete was the fastest prospect in the class with a 10.14 100m time and a 20.52 200m time clocked in high school.

Tonight, the Tylertown (Miss.) High product continued to show off his record-breaking speed by running a 20.35 in the 200m to win the title at the USA Track and Field U20 Championships.

This comes after Anthony finished sixth in the 100m final with a time of 10.43 on Friday.

“Jordan Anthony is one of the fastest players in the country,” Mark Stoops said of the four-star wide receiver on National Signing Day. “… He told me he’s going to get sub-10 (in the 100m). I’m like, okay, that’s like ridiculous. He can absolutely fly. He’s a burner that we needed.”

The 5-9, 142-pound burner chose Kentucky over offers from Tennessee, Florida State, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, among others.

He’s proving his talent with Kentucky’s track and field team this summer. This fall, he’ll do the same on the football field.

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