By LARRY VAUGHT
Russ Yeast, the son of former UK great Craig Yeast, de-committed from UK’s 2017 recruiting class Thursday.
“I would like to thank the whole BBN family of fans and coaches for the wonderful opportunity in this recruiting process. After much discussion with my family, I have decided I will back off my commitment to the University of Kentucky. I truly feel this is the best course of action in order to make the right decision for me,” Russ Yeast posted on Twitter Thursday night.
His father led the Wildcats in catches four straight years (1995-98) and is still the all-time leader in receptions (208), receiving yards (2,899) and receiving touchdowns (28). However, Russ Yeast has impressed recruiting analysts with his defensive skills and even his father has admitted that his best position as he continues to play could be cornerback.
Russ Yeast has offers from Louisville, Cincinnati, Indiana, Mississippi, Iowa and more. His late aunt, Keisha Tillman Kirkland, was a standout athlete at Louisville and his father almost went to Louisville before picking UK.