The Kentucky Wildcats just picked up another talented wide receiver in the 2021 recruiting class.
Christian Lewis, a 6-foot-3 wideout out of Alabama, announced he has committed to Kentucky over Notre Dame, Louisville and 36 more offers. His commitment gives the Cats four wide receivers in the 2021 recruiting class, addressing a position that has dealt with depth issues in the past.
Here is his tweet announcing his commitment:
— Christian Lewis~DEUCE~ 🎭 (@ChrisLew__) June 30, 2020
The versatile wideout posted eye-popping numbers at Pleasant Grove High School in 2019. He recorded 75 receptions for 1,398 yards and 20 touchdowns, helping lead his team to the 5A State Championship Game where they lost in the last second. His size and productivity prove as another valuable addition to a recruiting class loaded with wide receivers.
In fact, the four wide receivers committed to Kentucky in the 2021 recruiting class are the four highest ranked players in the class according to 247 Sports. Lewis is second behind Lexington native Dekel Crowdus who committed to the Cats last month.
Knowing the sudden flush of wideouts the Cats now have committed, this raises a particular question — will Kentucky utilize the passing game more than they have the past two seasons?
The way the Cats have ran the ball under head coach Mark Stoops and offensive coordinator Eddie Gran, keeping the ball on the ground will more than likely be the main options for UK. With that said, recruiting many talented quarterbacks as they have recently and these four wideouts show a more balanced attack for the future even though almost exclusively running the ball for two seasons greatly worked for the Cats.