Another Huge Get For The Offensive Line
A major reason for the success of Benny Snell the last few years and Lynn Bowden in 2019 is the offensive line. The “Big Blue Wall” as offensive line coach John Schlarman calls it keeps adding new pieces through recruiting. They received a huge one on Tuesday as Kentucky signs four star offensive guard RJ Adams.
An Elite Lineman
Coming out of Woodbridge, Virginia, Rivals ranks Reuben Allen as a four star player. He is the 12th best guard in America and sixth best player in the state. Allen chose the Wildcats over Alabama and North Carolina State. He had a great commitment video that’s sure to make some Crimson Tide fans mad.
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Adams originally committed to Penn State on April 13 of this year. However he decommitted on September 16th, three days after visiting Kentucky for the Florida game. He visited North Carolina State two weeks ago and as a result most recruiting experts thought Adams was headed to Raleigh. However he decided to take his talents to Lexington.
The Daily Double
While usually a phrase used for horse racing the “daily double” certainly fits Kentucky in this case. Just a few hours after Adams committed the Cats got another pledge from 4 star junior college tackle Jeremy Flax. With the two commitments on Tuesday Kentucky now has five offensive lineman in the 2020 class.
In addition to Adams and Flax Kentucky also has four star tackle John Young Deondre Buford and Joshua Jones. Furthermore the highest ranked player in the class five star Justin Rogers also played on the offensive line. However the Cats are looking at him on the other side of the ball. Currently Kentucky ranks 20th in the country with their recruiting class and eighth in the Southeastern Conference.
Extending Their Reach
Over his seven years at Kentucky Mark Stoops has made recruiting in Ohio and Florida priorities. However in the last couple of years the Cats have made big strides in other areas of the country, most notable Michigan. Allen’s commitment marks the first time they’ve gotten a player from Virginia. However they have had great success in the Mid-Atlantic region. Josh Paschal and Nassir Watkins both came from Maryland in the 2017 class. The class before brought Jamar Watson also from Maryland.
Again the Cats pick up another huge commitment as Kentucky signs four start offensive guard RJ Adams. Stay with Last Word On College Football throughout the day as we have National Signing Day covered.