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Kentucky football: Butler High's Jordan Watkins commits to UK

Louisville Courier-Journal logo Louisville Courier-Journal 6/23/2019 Jason Frakes
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Butler High School’s Jordan Watkins, one of the top-rated recruits in Kentucky’s Class of 2020, announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky football team Saturday.

Watkins is ranked as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and is ranked No. 9 overall in Kentucky’s senior class. He also had scholarship offers from Central Michigan, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois State, Kent State, Louisville, Purdue, Rutgers, Southeast Missouri State, Tennesseee-Martin, Western Michigan and Youngstown State.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Watkins played in five games for Butler last season at wide receiver and defensive back, catching four passes for 74 yards and a touchdown and posting four tackles.

The speedy Watkins played at DeSales as a sophomore and led the team in rushing with 742 yards and 12 touchdowns on 91 carries. He also had 10 receptions for 165 yards.

Watkins is the third Kentuckian in the Class of 2020 to commit to UK, joining Christian Academy offensive lineman John Young and Lexington Catholic quarterback Beau Allen.

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