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Saturday turns into double Yahtzee with Alabama lineman, Kentucky receiver

Louisville receiver Jordan Watkins gave his verbal commitment to UK Saturday.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Saturday was a double Yahtzee day for Kentucky.

Coach Mark Stoops got verbal commitments from Alabama offensive lineman Joshua Jones after he had made a campus  visit last week and a few hours later Louisville Butler receiver Jordan Watkins did the same to give UK’s 2020 recruiting class a big bump. 

Here’s what Watkins posted on social media:

“First I would like to thank God for the abilities he has given me! I want to give my most appreciation to my parents. Y’all have gave up more than I could ever ask for to make my dream turn into a reality and I will always be grateful for that! 

“Next, I would like to give a huge shoutout to any coach who has ever helped me get to where I am now. Whether it’s a baseball, basketball or football coach y’all have helped me become a better athlete and a better man. I would also like to give a shoutout to the Butler High School community for welcoming me with open arms and making me apart  of the family.

“Thank you for all the coaches that took the time to build a relationship with me and gave me the opportunity to play for their program during this process. With that being said I am blessed to announce that I am 110% committed to the University of Kentucky. BBN here I come!!!” 

Watkins has been timed  under 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and is among the state’s top 10 prospects — but don’t be surprised to see him a lot higher than that when the 2019 season ends. The 6-0, 180-pound Watkins has been fairly lightly recruited but Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow had made him a priority in recent weeks.

Jones is a three-star offensive lineman out of Phenix City was obviously impressed with his first visit to Kentucky and decided to pick the Cats over LSU, Tennessee and Florida State. He said Saturday he had told UK coaches several days earlier he was committing. He also said there would be no de-commitment out of him.

Kentucky already had commitments from running backs Torrance Davis and JuTahn McClain, linebacker D’Eryk Jackson, defensive lineman Justin Rogers, cornerback Andru Phillips, quarterback Beau Allen and offensive lineman John Young.

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  1. It was a great day for the BBN and FB program with the pick-up of these studs. However, the news was somewhat tempered by the leaks that Blackshear is probably headed to Knoxville after all the misplaced, over confident chatter that he would end up in Lexington. Will Barney be another one to come late to the party and walk out the door with another Big that Cal targeted?

    1. Not sure what anyone thought he would pick UK. He never indicated that. We are all just guessing no matter who he picks

  2. Fake news Mikey. Read over a month ago that he was headed to UT, That’s why his visit took so long to happen. He is going where he will get the most playing time. UT needs him more than we do9(so he can lose to us twice next year). Nice try but nothing new here. Dooped by Stoops!

    1. Got news for you Pal…..KSR and others have been stating last few days that he was a strong UK lean. This is nothing new for KSR printing fake news, and I think they should ban the YAHTZEE along with the bra….bottom line if true….Cal gets his butt whupped on another BIG and the misses and hits getting closer and closer. UT wasn’t even mentioned a month ago….Dooped by Cal!

      1. D the research . Try not to limit your sources. Wrong like usual. Dooped by Stoops. You make up the story and then say see I told you so. LOL

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