Maybe there’s something about the sunshine in Kentucky that’s good for recruiting.
It certainly had UK recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow all smiles on Tuesday morning after Kentucky reeled in four-star wide receiver Javonte Richardson, who many consider one of the top Cats commits under Mark Stoops.
While Marrow can’t discuss specific players, he called this weekend “very, very productive” on the recruiting front.
“I’m pretty sure you have seen the one kid we’ve got,” he said. “A few more are on their way.”
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Lexington Herald-Leader
Richardson would be just the third top 100 player that UK has landed since 2003. The others are Micah Johnson in 2006 and Landon Young, an offensive lineman from Lafayette.
Having Young at the spring practice at Commonwealth Stadium helped set the tone for the weekend, Marrow said.
“Just being at the scrimmage, the sun was good, had a good flow,” Marrow said. “Got big Landon out there, he’s a big five-star guy. It’s different now. Our team, we look like an SEC team, and when these parents see that, they think, ‘I want my kid to be a part of this.’ It was very, very successful weekend.”
Richardson was one of several big-name prospects that visited this weekend, including Ohio players Tyrell Ajian and Alex King, as well as four-star Georgia offensive tackle Tony Gray.