This past weekend was loaded with Kentucky recruiting targets participating at different events. First was the spring game at Commonwealth Stadium where guys like Luke Hiers (No. 2 center), Nick Westbrook (WR), Darius Fullwood (DE), Gary Jennings (WR) and possibly UK’s biggest recruit, Damien Harris (No. 1 RB) were in attendance to see the Blue/White Game.
Not only were these guys there but also most of the 2014 recruiting class that will attend UK in the fall.
Then there was the Rivals Camp Series in Columbus, Ohio and some of Kentucky’s top targets were not only in attendance but leading the way as some of the top performers both on offense and defense.
The No. 1 top performer on the offensive side of the ball was WR Alex Stump. Alex has made it known that Kentucky is his favorite by far. Alex currently isn’t rated but I expect that to change after his performance this past weekend.
Here is what Rivals analyst Woody Wommack had to say about Alex;
Stump put on quite the display, dominating from start to finish during the one-on-one portion of the camp. He’s very quick and has the ability to get open deep, but he also has a big enough body that he can shield off defenders when it comes to catching balls in traffic. With his toughness, it appears he could play either inside or outside at the next level and with his hands he’ll surely be a favorite of quarterbacks in the future.
Coming in at No. 3 of the offensive top performers was UK target and Versailles, Ky. Native, center Drake Jackson. Drake is only a sophomore (2016 Recruit) but out shined the rest of the offensive lineman at the camp, including Kentucky target, George Brown. Drake is going to be a big time recruit and I expect Kentucky to be the odds on favorite.
Here is what Wommack had to say about Drake;
Jackson stole the show among the offensive line group, playing with aggression and intensity during one-on-ones. His upside may not be as high as other prospects because of his height, but as a center it shouldn’t be a bit of a factor, especially if he continues to play as technically sound as he did on Saturday. He’s good at getting leverage and he moves his feet well and it’s easy to see why schools like Kentucky and Vanderbilt have already offered.