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Four-Star Wide Receiver Kalil Branham Commits to Kentucky

July 1, 2019

Mark Stoops and Kentucky keep the dice hot with four-star wideout Kalil Branham committing to the Wildcats. Branham, the one time Michigan commit, seemed to fall in love with Kentucky. At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Branham is a pure athlete and playmaker on the outside. Branham is the Cats ninth offensive commit in the 2020 class.

When the first thing you see on film is a punt return to the house, you sort of know what type of player you’re looking at. Branham is a smaller but stout outside receiver. He will learn more routes on the route tree at Kentucky, but there are three routes he runs particularly well: quick slant, comeback, and go. 

He has a similar combination of speed and size that Bowden does, but he still offers something different at the position. He is primarily outside instead of in the slot, and he has great moves to make defenders miss in open space. He plays much bigger than his size indicates, he has an impressive vertical, which he can use to go up and over corners in man-to-man coverage. Branham is not easy for defenders to bring down.

He shown is playmaking ability not only as a wideout, but taking direct snaps at quarterback and in the return game. Branham has solid hands and is superb at attacking the football in the air. If he comes in and improves his route running while branching out on the route tree, it’s untelling where his potential could reach.

Branham is the Wildcats fourth wide receiver commit. With three-star commits Izayah Cummings, Jordan Watkins, and Earnest Sanders, the coaching staff has managed to bring in plenty of weapons alongside star in-state quarterback Beau Allen. They are still after one more wideout, and that is four-star all-purpose back Michael Drennen, Kentucky would use him as a slot receiver to make a really impressive offensive unit coming in.

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