Because there are several prominent and more powerful programs in their own state, you don’t typically hear much about the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the recruiting arena. This week, however, the Knights made a series of spectacular recruitments for the 2024 cycle.
First, UCF received a four-star running back signing on Monday. Two more blue-chip recruits born in 2024 announced their signings with the Knights yesterday. Here’s who they are and where they came from at the high school level.
Oak Ridge (Texas) RB Frankie Arthur
— Frankie Arthur (@FrankieArthur9) August 7, 2023
Arthur (1.75 meters tall, 80 kilograms) is ranked highest No. 5 on his position and had offers from 18 other schoolsincluding SMU, Memphis and Oregon.
Rockledge (Florida) S Jaylen Heyward
— Jaylen “Ap” Heyward (@Jayasii) August 8, 2023
ESPN has Heyward on the leaderboard #2 safety in its class and No. 71 nationally. Aside from UCF, Heyward (1.75 tall, 185 pounds) received offers from 35 other programsincluding Georgia, Miami, Alabama and Auburn.
Carrollwood Day (Florida) WR Bredell Richardson
— Bredell Richardson (@bredell_R) August 8, 2023
No one ranks Richardson (1.80m, 185lbs) higher than the rivals who rank him #22 in Florida, No. 23 at wide receiver and No. 128 nationally. He was an extremely popular recruit and received offers from all over 47 different programs. This list includes Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, and South Carolina.
The UCF vintage 2024 now has 17 hard commits, and as a group, they rank 25th nationally.
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