LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Top wide receiver target Blue Smith will commit to either Kentucky or Ohio State on Sunday, and Cats quarterback commit Jarren Williams is staying confident about Kentucky’s chances.
“I feel pretty good,” Williams told SEC Country on Thursday. “I talked a lot to Blue at The Opening. He really does like Kentucky. I’m feeling pretty good about it.”
Williams to Smith could be a potent duo for years to come at Kentucky. Williams is the 8th-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports composite rankings. Smith, a 6-foot-5 wide receiver, is ranked the 119th-best prospect in the nation.
Smith would become Kentucky’s highest-ranked commit in the 2018 class if he chooses the Cats on Sunday.
“That’s my boy, Blue,” Williams said. “I’ve been talking to him a little bit each week.”
The 17 predictions in 247Sports’ crystal ball don’t point in Kentucky’s favor. It gives the Buckeyes a 94 percent chance of landing Smith.
Scout.com Ohio recruiting expert Bill Greene told SEC Country that a position promise from Ohio State coach Urban Meyer might’ve put the Buckeyes over the top . Ohio State first saw Smith as a tight end, a position he’s made clear he doesn’t want to play.
“Urban Meyer had him down and basically told him, ‘Look, if you stay in the 200, 205 range that you’re at now, even if you get to 210-215 and you keep your speed up, you’re a wide receiver,’” Greene said. “‘Now, you get in the 225 to 235 range, and we will move you to tight end.’ When they clarified that, I think that resonated with the kid. We’ll see. I do think he’s gonna pick Ohio State. If he picks Kentucky, it will not shock me in the least. I think he’s torn. I think he likes both programs a lot. I just feel Ohio State’s got an edge because of the Meyer explanation.”
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