Kentucky Lands Back-To-Back Commits From South Florida

    Kentucky landed commitments from South Florida natives Davoan Hawkins and Marvin Alexander on Tuesday, as the Wildcats now have three total commits in the 2018 recruiting class.

    February 21, 2017

    Kentucky landed commitments from South Florida natives Davoan Hawkins and Marvin Alexander on Tuesday, as the Wildcats now have three total commits in the 2018 recruiting class. 


    South Florida has been, is, and will continue to be one of the nation’s richest pools of football talent. Year after year, it produces blue-chip recruits, and it looks like Mark Stoops is trying to dip into it for the 2018 cycle.

    On Tuesday, 3-star prospects Davoan Hawkins and Marvin Alexander committed to Kentucky. Both attend Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School in Hollywood, Florida.

    Alexander is listed at 6-foot-3, 175 lbs and plays wide receiver. His commitment was first reported by 247Sports.

    Hawkins is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end, and he chose to release a statement regarding his decision to give the Wildcats his pledge.

    “To start off, I would love to thank God for the blessing he has sent my way and [toward] my family. I would like to thank my coaches and [the] staff of Chaminade. They have helped me achieve a goal that a lot of people doubted [me] for. Furthermore, I would like to thank all the teams that recruited me. I’m thankful for everything that has come my way but [without] further ado, I would like to commit to the University of Kentucky. BBN meets South Florida,” Hawkins said.

    Hawkins also held offers from Cal, Cincinnati, FAU, Illinois, Louisville, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Alexander, on the other hand, holds additional offers from East Carolina, Syracuse and UCF but has drawn interest from Florida State, Miami and South Carolina as well.

    The Wildcats now have three total commitments in the cycle and moved up from No. 44 to No. 35 in the 2018 recruiting class rankings.

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