Recruiting is rarely done quietly, but the Kentucky Wildcats have quietly managed to put together the 16th-ranked class in the country, up to this point. Coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats have done an excellent job of mixing the offense and defensive recruits. The Wildcats have focused heavily on the defensive side of the ball this week. Kentucky has been on a hot streak of late adding two commitments this week.
The first commitment of the week for the Wildcats was 6-foot-3-inch cornerback Stanley Garner, who chose the Wildcats over Alabama, Arkansas and Louisville. Garner is out of Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and gives the Wildcats depth in the secondary. He is likely a starter at either the corner position or possibly at safety.
Kentucky added another corner out of the speed state on Thursday, when Jamari Brown chose Kentucky over Auburn and Temple. Brown is out of Blanche Ely High School and gives the Wildcats three commitments in the secondary.
The solid week of recruiting brought the Wildcats national ranking up to 16, and up to fifth in the SEC. Kentucky closed strong last season defeating Louisville, and they continue to build on the momentum this season. If the Wildcats can continue to build on last season’s success then fans can look for the Wildcats to continue to move up the recruiting rankings.
It is now time for the recruit to keep an eye on portion of the article. DeMarcus Townsend is another Florida product that’s recruiting has started to heat up as football season approaches. Townsend already has an offer from Arkansas but he has recently added offers from Michigan State and Baylor. Townsend has impressive speed at the running back spot and is someone that teams will continue to keep an eye on throughout the fall, as the recruiting period really heats up.