BBN Wake Up! There is a New Cat Coming to Lexington, Kelvin Joseph

YAHTZEE! While most of the BBN was getting tucked into bed Monday night, reports were coming out fast about former LSU defensive back and transfer, Kelvin Joseph.

Around 9 pm ET on Monday night, it was reported that Joseph was in Lexington taking a visit, and not even two hours later, Joseph announced his commitment to the University to Kentucky.

Joseph’s commitment follows a “Jarren Williams” type journey, as he entered the transfer portal twice before committing to Kentucky over the likes of Florida, Auburn, Mississippi St., and others.

Joseph is undoubtedly one of the most talented gets in the Secondary to ever choose to play at Kentucky.

As a standout player back in high school, Joseph was as the 42nd overall recruit (24/7 Sports), and had his pick of where to attend college receiving offers from practically every college, including Alabama and Clemson.

In his lone season at LSU, Joseph played in nearly every regular game, however, that time was limited in a very loaded LSU secondary. In that limited time, Joseph amassed 12 tackles and one pass deflection for the season.

One thing to note is that during Joseph’s rocky tenure at LSU, the one game that Joesph did miss was the Fiesta Bowl, as he was suspended for a “violation of team rules”. Coach Mark Stoops and Company have shown the ability to develop players off the field and will look to do the same with Joseph.

Joseph will join an already loaded and historic 2020 recruiting class that could help Kentucky Football to take the BIG step.

P.S. It looks like Joseph is already doing his part on the recruiting trail and is recruiting former LSU teammate, defensive back, Mannie Netherly, who announced he entered the transfer portal on Monday night.

UK Football Commit Has Some Serious Bounce

Andru Phillips, a three-star cornerback in the 2020 class, committed to Kentucky on Monday over Tennessee, Louisville, and others. It looks like the Wildcats are getting one heck of an athlete according to this video.

Andru grew up in Kentucky before moving to South Carolina and comes from a football family. Andru’s father, Carlos Phillips, played linebacker at Kentucky in the late 1980s, and his brother, CJ Phillips, was a star lineman for Morehead State.

I’m not sure there are too many basketball players that could jump over cars, but Andru Phillips can and I hope to see his athleticism on the field next season!

UK Football gets Four-Star Commitment and UK Basketball Makes Final Four for Johnny Juzang

All of Big Blue Nation should be flexing and doing the John Wall dance right now.

Kentucky football won’t have a lot of roster turnover following the 2019 season, meaning there will be less scholarships for recruits and Coach Stoops and company will have to be very selective about who they go after.

That plan is going well as UK football picked up a commit from Kentucky native and four-star offensive lineman, John Young.

Young, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle, ranks as the No. 214 overall prospect and No. 24 offensive tackle in the nation according to Rivals and chose Kentucky over other finalists Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Purdue, and Louisville.

Thus far, Kentucky has only two commits for next season, but both are four-star recruits and rank as top five recruits in their respective states.

Young is a big get for the UK football program that could play a major role in bringing in more recruits for next season.

Not even 10 minutes later, Kentucky basketball received some big recruiting news regarding five-star Johnny Juzang who announced on Wednesday that he would be reclassifying to the 2019 class.

Before Kentucky’s involvement, Villanova was the heavy favorite to land Juzang and with them out of the picture, Kentucky seems to be the favorite by far.

Juzang is scheduled to visit Lexington on Monday and if we have learned anything from past commitments, don’t be surprised if Juzang commits to Kentucky during his visit.

Scouting Report: Just like Tyler Herro, Juzang is a natural born “bucket”. Juzang can score inside and out and everywhere in between using quick release jumpers, floaters, and scoop shots to score in the lane. Juzang also plays well off the ball and excels in catch and shoot situations. Juzang does lack athleticism and handling.

NBA Comparison: Dillon Brooks

2020 Four Star Football Recruit Praises Kentucky and Disses Alabama

Four-star wide receiver Kalil Branham has been a hot name in Lexington since decommitting from Michigan following his visit to Lexington for the Blue-White game.

Following the visit, there were several picks made for the Cats to land Brahman, and with his recent tweet from Tuesday those chances seem to be getting bigger.

I doubt Nick Saban appreciates Branham’s tweet, but it does support the “family” atmosphere around the UK football program that current and former players have talked about.

Branham, a 6-foot-1 wide receiver from Columbus, Ohio ranks as the No. 339 player overall and the 6th best player from Ohio in the 2020 class.

Football recruiting is as unpredictable as the weather, but signs are looking good for the Cats to land their first four-star wide receiver since Lynn Bowden.

In case you needed to know, Branham is also a track star and he is “fast, fast”.