Don’t look now, but the Wildcats are coming. Fast.
On Tuesday, Kentucky’s rising football program had itself a day on the recruiting trail, landing not one or two but three different major four-star pledges. The first came from Russ Yeast, the son of onetime Kentucky return man extraordinaire Craig Yeast. The legacy commit got things started just after noon, and he was followed some three-and-a-half hours later by four-star running back Michael Warren, who will head to the school in August of 2017, just like Yeast.
Those two pledges were already emblematic of an impressive single-day turning point in the Class of 2017’s recruiting fortunes. Yet there was more good news on the way, with the Wildcats reeling in another 2017 four-star recruit in Toledo Central Catholic defensive lineman James Hudson.
Three commitments in such a short span of time would be exciting for the likes of Alabama or Ohio State. For Kentucky? They’re a sign that Big Blue Nation may be up to something real and significant on the football recruiting front. If nothing else, it should ensure that Ashley Judd has even more reason to make an early fall appearance in Lexington come 2017.