Wide receiver targets are beginning to move off the board. The next domino is about to fall in the class of 2022.
Jeremiah Dillon is a three-star wide receiver out of Tylertown (Miss.) High who has listed offers from Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Virginia. The 6-1, 170-pound wideout took visits to all three schools during the June recruiting period and now seems ready to announce his destination.
— Jeremiah Dillon (@JereDillo1) July 10, 2021
There was plenty of interest for this wide receiver that has some real deal speed. Dillon has been clocked at 10.53 in the 100 meters and 21.45 in the 200 meters. Two months ago, Dillon had a runner-up finish at the Mississippi 3A state meet in both the 100 and 200 meters. Kentucky is looking for more speed on the perimeter, and this is a prospect that brings that to the table.
When looking at Kentucky’s recruiting board, Dane Key is still the absolute No. 1 overall target and must-get prospect in the class. The blue-chip receiver is a hometown player and a legacy recruit. Kentucky is in a great position there following the live recruiting period. However, options are beginning to become limited. High three-star Kobi Albert listed his top three on Wednesday, and Kentucky did not make the cut. Elsewhere, Michigan landed Tay’shawn Trent, Virginia nabbed Dakota Twitty, and Jason Essex is beginning to trend towards Iowa State.
Dillon’s high school teammate Jordan Anthony and Cincinnati Moeller receiver Brandon White are on the board, but those two are more slot-type receivers. Kentucky is looking for outside speed threats, and that is something the program really doesn’t have on the roster at the moment. The hope is that the staff can grab Anthony on Sunday to fill that need.
Despite being a low three-star recruit, the announcement from the Mississippi product on Sunday is a very big deal.