Kentucky has committed a four star on a blockbuster deal

Kentucky has committed a four star on a blockbuster deal

Four-star DL Javeon Campbell commits to Kentucky

Javeon Campbell, a four-star defensive lineman, is kept within the state by Kentucky and away from a number of SEC opponents and Big Ten rivals.

Frankfort, Kentucky Javeon Campbell, a defensive lineman from Western Hills, declared his commitment to Kentucky on Tuesday.

He rounds out the Wildcats’ Top 25 class with another four-star recruit and is rated as the top recruit in Kentucky by 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite.

“All the coaches at Kentucky made it feel like home there and the way they are so honest and just great overall people,” Campbell stated.

Football was not Campbell’s (6-5, 265 pounds) sport until his junior year. The coaches at Western Hills persuaded the basketball player to give football a try. He took it up fast, finishing the junior season with 14.5 sacks.

He had received no FBS offers by the end of that season. He currently has 23 offers overall as he enters the Wildcat class. His other finalists were Alabama, Georgia, and Miami, but he had also gotten attention for offers from Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State, and other schools.

Throughout the winter and spring, he made unofficial trips to Kentucky before making his formal visit on June 7.

“The Kentucky fan base is great and just an amazing community and the program is building something great and I want to be a part of it,” Campbell stated.

Not only is Campbell the best prospect in the state, but he is ranked No. 15 defensive lineman and No. 109 overall in the national rankings.

“I’ve had the opportunity the last six years to coach seven other guys who have played Division I football, one being a starter at Tennessee as a sophomore and I’ll be honest, Javeon’s upside is higher than really just about anybody’s I’ve coached,” Simon Vanderpool, the head coach at Western Hills, said. To play at that level, one must possess a certain combination of size, speed, and perseverance. I genuinely believe that he has no limits. He’s the kind of kid you look at and think, Maybe he could play on Sunday. That’s not often seen, but I’ve had a number ofI hear the same thing from other coaches. His family sets the example at home, so he’s a genuinely lovely kid who makes coaching him very easy.”

There are currently 15 commits in Kentucky’s class. With Campbell joining Georgia native Nicholas Smith and Top 100 prospect Cedric Works, the defensive line group is strong. The other is safety Martels Carter; he is their second in-state pickup.

 

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