Summary of Kentucky football offers and other recruiting notes

The Kentucky football team continues to hunt at the high school level. Over the past few weeks, coaches have been extending their offers across the country to prospects in the classes of 2025, 2026, 2027 and even 2028. This week was no different.

By KSR’s count, at least 19 high school applicants have announced scholarship offers from Kentucky in the last seven days. A handful of them were from the class of 2025; the vast majority of these recruits take their official visits this summer/fall before making commitments. But most of the Wildcats’ offers were for the class of 2026. At least 10 new offers went to high school sophomores, including seven ranked by On3 and three of them considered top 30 prospects in their cycle.

Additionally, we have some notes on two Kentucky targets from the Class of 2025 who have upcoming commitment dates planned. We cover it all below. But first, a word from our weekly sponsor.

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New offers coming out this week

*All player rankings courtesy of On3 Industry Rankings*

Class of 2025

Damola Ajidahun (OT) 6-6, 280 | Duluth (Duluth, Georgia)
3 stars: No. 419 overall, No. 30 in overtime

  • Damola Ajidahun is a rising high school prospect who announced his offer to Kentucky on Thursday. Since the beginning of April, the 6-foot-6 lineman has also received offers from the likes of Tennessee, North Carolina State, Kansas State and South Carolina. Georgia and Florida have been in the mix since March. Currently, he has official visits with Georgia Tech (May 31), Duke (June 7), South Florida (June 14) and Georgia (June 21). We’ll know how serious Kentucky’s interest is if they plan a trip to Lexington this summer/through the fall.

Dunn House (CB) 6-4, 180 | Tupelo (Tupelo, MS) Ole Miss Commitment (May 5)
3 stars: n°774 in the general classification, n°68 CB

  • Despite committing to Ole Miss on May 5, Maison Dunn received an offer Monday from Kentucky defensive back coach Chris Collins. Before choosing the Rebels, he also received offers from Mississippi State, LSU, Louisville and many others. It’s worth noting that his teammate at Tupelo, Iverson McCoy, also accepted an offer from Collins’ Kentucky that same day. Whether or not Dunn schedules a visit to Lexington in the near future will be telling. Either way, it might be difficult to pry a State star away from the Rebels.

Caleb Bell (EDGE) 6-3, 260 | Milton (Alpharetta, Georgia)

  • Over the past week, Caleb Bell has received offers from Kentucky, Colorado and Mississippi State. British defensive line coach Anwar Stewart extended his scholarship Tuesday. Schools like Missouri, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Arkansas and other Power 4 schools have also offered him. Although he has yet to schedule any official visits, he recently told On3’s Paul Jones that Georgia Tech, NC State, Mississippi State and Arkansas all expect to receive official visits this summer. That being said, there is still plenty of time for Kentucky to attract burgeoning prospects to campus.

Michael Scott (WR) 5-9, 155 | Dallastown Area (Dallastown, Pennsylvania)

  • In April, Michael Scott (no, not that one) of Pennsylvania announced his top seven: Liberty, West Virginia, Old Dominion, James Madison, Pittsburgh, Arizona State and Toledo. Kentucky was involved at the time (even went to Lexington in January) but had yet to extend an offer. That is until new wide receivers coach Daikiel Shorts stepped in with a Tuesday. The Wildcats finally saw enough to pull the trigger. He currently has official visits scheduled with Arizona State (May 31) and James Madison (June 14).

Nicholas Smith (EDGE) 6-7, 255 | Walnut Grove (Loganville, Georgia)

  • At 6-foot-7, 255 pounds EDGE, Nicholas Smith certainly has the size to play in the SEC. Kentucky defensive coordinator Brad White must agree, as he offered to Smith on Wednesday. Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Cincinnati and West Virginia also offered. An official visit to Kentucky is planned for the weekend of June 21, he told KSR. Although he is not ranked by On3, 247Sports ranks him as a three-star and a Top 80 EDGE in the 2025 class.

Jaiden Braker (LB) 6-4, 210 | South Gwinett (Snellville, Georgia)

  • After receiving an offer from Brad White on Wednesday, Jaiden Braker could be a target to watch sooner rather than later. Don’t let the lack of ranking fool you. South Carolina, North Carolina State, California, Indiana, Cincinnati, Utah, Rutgers and many others have also offered. Braker reportedly had official visits this summer with Rugters, BYU and Utah. But with larger programs starting to emerge, he could change that timeline.

Class of 2026

Jordan Carter (EDGE) 6-3, 235 | Douglas County (Douglasville, Georgia)
4 stars: #17 overall, #3 EDGE

Elbert Hill (CB) 5-10, 170 | Archbishop Hoban (Akron, OH)
4 stars: No. 23 overall, No. 1 CB

Savion Hiter (RB) 5-11, 190 | Woodberry Forest (Mineral, VA)
4 stars: No. 26 overall, No. 1 RB

Darius Gray (LIO) 6-3, 285 | St. Christopher School (Richmond, Virginia)
4 stars: No. 70 overall, No. 5 IOL

Malik Morris (LB) 6-1, 225 | Lakeland (Lakeland, Florida)
3 stars: No. 394 overall, No. 28 LB

JB Shabazz (OT) 6-6, 280 | Oak Grove (Winston Salem, North Carolina)
3 stars: No. 480 overall, No. 32 in overtime

Ryan Mosley (WR) 6-2, 175 | Carrollton (Carrollton, Georgia)
3 stars: No. 513 overall, No. 86 WR

Iverson McCoy (ATH) 6-1, 180 | Tupelo (Tupelo, MS)

Dylan McCoy (RB) 5-11, 185 | Buford (Buford, Georgia)

Amari Clemons (RB) 5-10, 180 | Marianna (Marianna, Florida) -> KSR+ Maintenance

Class of 2027

Brayton Feister (LB) 6-3, 215 | Archbishop Hoban (Akron, OH)

Jadon Phillips (CB) 5-11, 160 | Hickory (Hermitage, Pennsylvania)

Corey Hadley (WR) 6-1, 180 | Sandy Creek (Tyron, Georgia)

Robert Jones III and Robert Lee set commitment dates

Two Kentucky defensive targets from the 2025 recruiting class have set commitment dates.

First, we have a 6-foot-2 cornerback Robert Jones IIIwhich ranks among the top seven in Kentucky, Central Florida, North Carolina State, Illinois, Louisville, Miami (FL), and South Florida. The three-star recruit from Florida will be announced June 29 following his official visits. At the moment, Jones has blocked trips to Louisville (May 31), NC State (June 7), Central Florida (June 14) and Illinois (June 21), he told KSR. He has not yet scheduled an official visit to Kentucky.

Second, we have a 6-foot linebacker Robert Lee, also outside Florida. Currently unclassified, he’s looking at places like Kentucky, Central Florida, Coastal Carolina, Atlantic Florida, Western Kentucky and a few others. His commitment will be announced on Tuesday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. EST. Lee has official visits scheduled with FAU (June 7) and Coastal Carolina (June 14).

Although Jones and Lee have Kentucky among their group of finalists, I don’t expect the Wildcats to be the choice for either of them.

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