Kentucky Wildcats Turning Heads with Early Recruiting Success: Focus on Class of 2025 and Beyond

Kentucky Wildcats Turning Heads with Early Recruiting Success: Focus on Class of 2025 and Beyond

The Kentucky Wildcats’ main recruiting focus is on the class of 2025, but they’re also looking forward to the class of 2026.

Kentucky recently offered 4-star recruit Chauncey Kennon. The talented 2026 cornerback from Sarasota (FL) weighs in at 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds and holds additional offers from Tennessee, Penn State, Miami, and Nebraska, among others.

Kennon spoke with A Sea of Blue recently on his offer and what it meant to him.

“It felt amazing, honestly seeing my hard work pay off,” Kennon told us.

Although Kentucky hasn’t quite lived up to expectations in the past two years, going 7-6 and losing in two consecutive bowl games, Kennon loves what Mark Stoops is building in Lexington.

“I love what the team is building and looking forward to seeing them soon,” said Kennon.

At this time, Chris Collins, the Kentucky defensive backs coach, has been primarily recruiting Kennon.

With Kentucky having much success on the defensive side with Carrington Valentine, Brandin Echols, Kelvin Joseph, Andru Phillips, and Maxwell Hairston, among others, it may have an impact on Kennon’s recruitment.

“Most definitely, because at the end of the day, my goal is to be the best [player] that I can be, and I think the UK definitely could be an option,” Kennon says.

As for Kennon, he believes he could be a key contributor on the defensive side and believes Kentucky could use a player like him.

“I’m very confident in my abilities, and I think UK could definitely use an athlete like me,” Kennon said.

When it comes to decision time for Kennon, it won’t just come down to being able to play on the field but also with academics as well.

“Definitely a school that can furthermore provide the best education. Also, whatever team I can get the most reps and playing time on,”

With Kennon only being a sophomore, he will have plenty of options to choose from when he does announce his commitment in the future.

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2024-05-11 10:00:00
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