Beckham Continues Growing Trend

Ohio defensive back Kei Beckham continues a growing trend of Buckeye prospects finding their way to Lexington. Beckham talks about his decision to pledge with the Big Blue Nation.

Friday night was another big success for Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops and his staff as they pulled another top Ohio prospect in to Big Blue Nation with the pledge of Trotwood (Ohio) Madison defensive back Kei Beckham.

“I went down and camped at Kentucky last night,” said Beckham. “It was great as I got to hang out with some other recruits, some of the commitments and some of the coaches. I stayed overnight with C.J. Conrad, Alex Stump and George Brown.”

Now that he’s in the fold, Beckham and the other Wildcat pledges are on a mission to pull a few more big names.

“George Brown is the main one right now,” he said. “I’m thinking if we can get George, we can also get Damien Harris.”

While three programs made his final cut, Beckham explained he had a feeling for some time on where he was leaning.

"George Brown is the main one right now. I'm thinking if we can get George, we can also get Damien Harris”

“I was considering Kentucky, Louisville and Wake Forest,” he continued. “I knew about a month ago on my last visit to Kentucky that is was the place I wanted to be. I really like everything, the coaches, the family feeling and the fact it’s close to home. So there were a lot of things in its favor.

Another factor seems to be a reoccurring trend with the Wildcats recruiting efforts.

“It’s great that there are a lot of Ohio kids coming in and trying to change the program,” he said. “I’ve played against several of the kids or have seen them play in person.

Dorian Hendrix and Thaddeus Snodgrass played big roles. I’ve played against each of them before and they each said Kentucky is a great place and that they take care of you. They said it’s a family as soon as you get there and everything they’ve been saying is true.”

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