New Kentucky commit Hayes Johnson certainly knows how to introduce himself to Wildcat followers.
Shortly after he made his decision, two friends took off their shirts to reveal that they had “UK” written in blue paint on their chests. The mullet-wearing friends sprinted back and forth on stage, and eventually the high school background fell on Johnson’s family.
Here’s a video of the scene:
“For me, this decision was all based on how I was raised. For a boy growing up and playing sports in Kentucky, two dreams came together: to be a Louisville Cardinal or a Kentucky Wildcat. Yes, I’m wearing Kentucky Blue.”
— John Montgomery (@Monty4033) January 26, 2023
Here is another photo of the ceremony.
Hayes Johnson picks Kentucky! pic.twitter.com/PNFMFsIK67
— Steven Peak (@StevenPeakeKSR) January 26, 2023
Johnson is Kentucky’s first commit in the 2024 class. Johnson is a native of Campbellsville, Kentucky. He attended Taylor County High School and is listed as 6 feet 5,295 pounds.
He chose the Wildcats over finalists Louisville, Tennessee, Baylor and Michigan State. During his commitment, he acknowledged a personal connection with the Wildcats.
“For me, this decision was all based on how I was raised. I think any boy growing up and playing sports in Kentucky has two dreams,” Johnson said. rice field. “He wants to be either the Louisville Cardinal or the Kentucky Wildcat and I wear Kentucky Blue.”
He is the #1 overall player from Kentucky according to the 247Sports Composite ranking. Domestically, he is his 555th player and ranks 45th offensive in his tackles.
Johnson’s junior season highlights include: