Time for our weekly football offer roundup presented by our friend Andy Luedecke at MyPerfectFranchise. Andy is a huge college sports fan and franchise veteran, having owned multiple franchises and businesses. Using his expertise, he helps others find their American Dream through a very thorough consultation and evaluation process.
The Kentucky football staff was back at it again this week on the recruiting trail as they prepare for Saturday’s matchup against Northern Illinois. Let’s dive right into the high school prospects who have earned scholarship offers from the Wildcats over the past seven days.
*All player rankings are courtesy of the On3 Consensus*
Class of 2023
Max DeGraff (WR/K) 5-11, 155 | Lexington Catholic (Lexington, KY)
- A nearby product out of Lexington Catholic, kicker/wide receiver Max DeGraff has been a do-it-all man for the Knights so far this season. He’s hauled in 676 receiving yards and 11 touchdown catches through five games and has also scored 19 extra point kicks for Lexington Catholic, along with two made field goals. He’s considered a four-star kicker and punter by Kohl’s Kicking. On Thursday, DeGraff announced an offer UK offensive analyst Mark Perry, likely meaning this is a walk-on opportunity for the high school senior — and a well-deserved one at that.
Class of 2024
Fletcher Westphal (OT) 6-8, 295 | Tuscarora (Leesburg, VA)
4-star: No. 196 overall, No. 11 OT
- One of the top offensive tackles in the country, Fletcher Westphal heard from Kentucky offensive line coach Zach Yenser late last week, picking up an offer on Sunday. Considered a four-star prospect, the 6-foot-8 junior has already hauled in offers from major programs such as Georgia, Clemson, Penn State, Michigan, Oregon, and several others. Westphal told 247Sports that he plans to visit Clemson, Tennessee, and Michigan State after already taking trips to Arkansas and Georgia this season.
Dylan Mesman (TE) 6-5, 225 | Saline (Saline, MI)
4-star: No. 235 overall, No. 12 TE
- In-state Michigan State appears to have an early edge with four-star tight end Dylan Mesman, but that didn’t stop UK associate head Vince Marrow from offering him anyway on Tuesday. Mesman has also received offers from the likes of Virginia Tech, Maryland, Kansas, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Minnesota since the new year began. And while he doesn’t currently hold a scholarship from nearby Michigan, he has visited the school multiple times this year and was at the Big House last weekend.
Brady Kosin (TE) 6-6, 215 | Clarkston (Davisburg, MI)
- The first Power 5 offer for 6-foot-6 junior Brady Kosin came from Kentucky. Like Mesman, Kosin is a large-framed tight end out of Michigan who also heard from coach Marrow. Kosin has already scheduled a visit to Lexington for October. He will be at Michigan this weekend for the second time this year and was at West Virginia earlier in the season. Kosin also visited Ohio State and Penn State during the summer. He currently holds non-Power 5 offers from Central Michigan, Toledo, and Miami (OH).
Kevin Heywood (OT) 6-7, 280 | Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA)
- Considered a heavy Penn State lean right now, Kevin Heywood is still pulling in high-major offers. UK offensive line coach Zach Yenser was the one who reached out on Saturday, putting Heywood up to seven Power 5 offers. He’s visited Penn State multiple times over the summer and told 247Sports that he’ll take at least two more trips to Happy Valley this fall. West Virginia and Boston College might also get visits in the future, but perhaps Kentucky can wiggle its way into the mix too.
Class of 2025
CJ Jimcoily (S) 6-3, 190 | Lipscomb Academy (Nashville, TN)
- CJ Jimcoily might only be a high school sophomore, but he’s on pace to become one of the nation’s top recruits. The Nashville product earned an offer from Kentucky wide receivers coach Scott Woodward on Tuesday following a game visit to Lexington over the weekend. Jimcoily also holds scholarships from Tennessee, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Boston College, Michigan, and a few others.
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