Kentucky Commits to Visiting Ohio State
Russ Yeast, an athlete from Fremont Ross Ohio, is a 3-star prospect who is committed to Ky. He's having a great run out of the gate in this junior season. He made a visit to Ohio State this past Saturday.
Even though he's committed to Kentucky, he went to watch Ohio State and saw them beat Hawaii by a score of 38 to 0. Yeast is 5' 11" tall and weights 175 pounds. He pledged himself to the Ky Wildcats near the end of July and expects to follow in his father's footsteps (Craig Yeast), who was also a Kentucky star.
Yeast himself stated that "Even though I went to see Ohio State on Saturday, I am still committed to Kentucky 100%. I saw some great stuff and had a lot of fun. Tim Hinton (the coach) asked me last Tuesday if I would visit and I agreed. It was a really good experience."
He went on to say "Ohio State keeps reminding me of how good a player the believe I am, and I think they'd like to watch my entire junior season before making me an offer. Until now, any offer from Ohio State really wouldn't affect me much because of my commitment to Kentucky. I have no other visits scheduled outside of Kentucky and I'll be back there to attend the Florida game this week. I'm being pursued by Vince Marrow (ky coach) and we share a really good relationship. I love their program and believe they're headed in a positive direction. I grew up wanting to play for them, they're like family."
Yeast is doing extremely well for Fremont Ross. He's at the top of the list for junior wide receivers from Ohio. He's very versatile and can play several positions.
He said, "I believe this year I'm playing up to my potential. I'm making good decisions and good plays. I believe my best qualities would be my overall football IQ along with my speed. I still need some work on in terms of technique and footwork in the cornerback position, but it's my first season learning to play that position full time."
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