The Kentucky Wildcats football recruiting is once again in full swing as they are now rated on Rivals.com as the # 17 best recruiting class in the country. With verbals from two players last week, many are asking, who’s next? Well let’s look at that. This is a two part series and we will discuss two defensive guys today. Friday’s article will feature two offensive guys. Keep in mind, anything I say here is just pure speculation and opinion and any rankings I give are from Rivals.com.
Now, young athletes may change their mind from one day to the next, especially when they have a ton of good schools coming after them, so it is hard to predict what a guy will do. That said, if I had to pick who I thought would commit next, I would have to go with two guys here, Nick Conner and Darius Fullwood.
Nick Conner is a highly sought after recruit who is rated as a 5.8 4-star inside linebacker and is also ranked as the 8th best at his position in the country and the 241st best over-all athlete. Nick was close to committing (didn’t say to who) about a month ago but was told to slow down a bit by his trainer and others that he had talked to that had committed early. The 6’ 2” 223 lb. linebacker has let it be known that Kentucky is a favorite, so much speculation has went around that if he had committed, it would have been to Kentucky. Conner wants to make a decision by mid to late June and I believe that Kentucky will win out here. Check out Nick’s short highlight video below.
Darius Fullwood is a guy that has a great offer sheet to include Kentucky, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia Tech., Miami (Fla.), Ohio State, Penn State and many others. The 6’ 3” 238 lb. 5.8 4-star is rated as the 20th best strongside defensive end in the country. Darius is another guy that has said many times that Kentucky is his favorite and he wants to make a decision by the end of June. He is a teammate of 2014 signee, Kobie Walker. I’m sure Kobie will be in his hear plenty over the next month or so. Again, Kentucky looks good here. Watch Darius’ highlight film below.
So, that’s where I see things right now but as I said, these guys change their minds a lot and rightfully so. This is a huge decision for them and they need to really think things through and find the best fit for them. Let’s just hope that the “right fit” is at Kentucky!