Brenden Bates 2018 Kentucky Recruiting Profile

    Brendan Bates 2018 Kentucky Recruiting Profile
    Brendan Bates from Cincinnati's Moeller High has signed with the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo courtesy 247Sports)

    Brenden Bates 2018 Kentucky Recruiting Profile

    In his five years at Kentucky Mark Stoops has made two states a recruiting priority Florida and Ohio. Currently twelve of the Wildcats’ 20 commitments come from those two states. One of the most highly touted players in the 2018 class is tight end Brenden Bates.

    The six foot five 220 pound tight end out of traditional power Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller ranks very high by all the major recruiting services. Bates currently sits as the 19th best player in the state of Ohio by Rivals and 20th best tight end in the country. Furthermore Bates ranks as the number 11 tight end in the country by ESPN.

    Bates committed to Kentucky back in March of 2017. He chose the Cats over hometown school Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. In a ceremony at his school Wednesday morning Bates signed his letter to attend Kentucky.

    Under tight end coach and recruiting ace Vince Marrow Bates can be brought along slowly. The Cats have one of the best tight ends in the SEC in senior to be C.J. Conrad. In addition Kentucky has junior Justin Rigg who will more than likely be the second tight end. While he could play some as a freshman Kentucky doesn’t need to rush him.

    True Blue Fans can check out Bates’ highlights below.

    Another Tight End Commit For 2018

    Along with Bates the Cats have another tight end commit for 2018 in Keaton Upshaw. He is another of the five players from the state of Ohio in this years’ class. Upshaw ranks just behind Bates as the 26th best tight end in the country by Rivals. The Cats are going to be in good hands over the next few years.

    Thanks for checking out the Brenden Bates 2018 Kentucky Recruiting Profile here at Last Word On College Football. Look for more profiles on the Wildcats’ commitments as they come in.



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