Bannerman shares the “why” on Kentucky

Not many players in Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class show as much potential as Pickering (Oh.) Central’s Jaylin Bannerman. Kentucky landed the touted defensive end after his junior day visit in February.

Not many players in Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class show as much potential as Pickering (Oh.) Central’s Jaylin Bannerman. Kentucky landed the touted defensive end after his junior day visit in February.

Kentucky pulled in a commitment from Jaylin Bannerman. He felt good about committing to Kentucky because he feels like they are building a solid program.

“Kentucky is an amazing place to play. They have a really good academic program. The team is on the come-up, especially for the 2016 class,” Bannerman said.

Bannerman joined several prospects on campus for Junior Day and had a great time meeting the current and other future Wildcats, plus the staff.

“The staff was amazing. They all showed a lot of love. I only met a few players, but they were all cool and stopped to say, ‘What’s up?’ My favorite part of the visit was walking around the facility and meeting everybody. The basketball game was packed,” Bannerman said.

Bannerman is a raw prospect with great length and athleticism that could lead into him becoming a standout defender for the Wildcats. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder is slated for the hybrid defensive end/linebacker role.

“Jaylin Bannerman comes from one of Ohio’s top prep programs and while he’s somewhat under the radar, his skill set shows he’s got a chance to become special,” said Scout’s Dave Berk. “At two-way performer in high school. Bannerman looks like he’d be a special player off the edge once he adds more bulk and strength as he shows good burst of the edge with some quick twitch,”

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