Almost 200 recruits expected to attend Kentucky-Tennessee game
Halloween has been good to Kentucky.
Between the crew of SEC Nation surprising fans Friday night and a big-time matchup set for Saturday night, Big Blue Nation has been buzzing with good reason.
The festivities aren’t over yet, though. Tonight against Tennessee, the future of the Wildcats program will be at Commonwealth Stadium, as reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Ben Roberts.
Just got word that UK is expecting close to 200 recruits for tonight's game vs. Tennessee. Nearly all of the Cats' commitments will be here.
— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) October 31, 2015
According to Rivals, the Wildcats have 22 players who have committed for 2016, including three four-star athletes. Landon Young, Drake Jackson and Tate Leavitt, all offensive linemen, anchor the class. The 2017 class has six commitments, all three-star recruits, including hometown quarterback Walker Wood. Kentucky’s lone commitment from the 2018 group is wide receiver Jermaine Eskridge out of Tampa Fla.
With the Vols in town, a Kentucky win would be a huge statement to these recruits, who will soon be entrusted with the program. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcasted on SEC Network. The stage has been set — now the Wildcats are looking for an exclamation point.