Dane Key is one of the best rookies remaining on the Kentucky Wildcats big board in the 2022 class, and he announced he will enlist later this month on October 28.
An announcement had been made here in the coming weeks, but Dane made sure the date was officially set.
I commit on October 28!
– Danish Key (@ DaneKey12) October 8, 2021
Key’s pick will come from the bottom four from Kentucky, South Carolina, Oregon and Michigan, according to Larry Vaught. He officially visited his four final schools.
Key, who plays for Frederick Douglass in Lexington, is the son of former Wildcats linebacker Donte Key. A commitment would continue the Fredrick Douglass pipeline that produced Jager Burton, Dekel Crowdus and Ty Bryant as former and current players to choose Kentucky.
The key was seeing all of Kentucky’s conference wins this season, as he attended the Missouri and Florida home games, and was a visitor to South Carolina for the victory in Colombia. It’s unclear which school is the biggest threat to driving Key away from Kentucky.
At 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, Key is currently rated as a 4-star rookie and is among the top 250 players in the country, according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. They also rank him among the top 40 receivers in the country.
Here’s a quick scout report from 247 Sports National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu.
“A little bigger in person than he looked in the movie and still looked like he had room to grow in his body. Has very good ball skills and eye coordination -hand. Follows ball well and performs contested catches regularly. Catches ball very naturally away from body. Smooth, changes direction well and can create separation depending on that. Can still get a little more explosive and faster in the high end. Projects safe as a productive college player, and if he can continue to make progress in the strength and conditioning program, that would increase his potential. “
Earlier this week, Mark Stoops made sure to note on his Monday radio show that the UK must “continue to recruit large receivers who can make a difference.” Landing Key would fit this mold perfectly and would be a welcome addition to next year’s wide room.
Now is the time to let Big Dog Vince Marrow wrap up.
Come on, Dane.
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