By LARRY VAUGHT
The more we see from Ohio tight end C.J. Conrad, the more obvious it is was a premier recruit he was for Kentucky when he gave the Wildcats an early verbal commitment in the 2015 class.
Conrad is the only UK commit participating int he prestigious The Opening — a camp for the nation’s top recruits. Plenty of other players at the national event that started Saturday have UK offers, but he’s the only UK commit.
Conrad, a four-start prospect, won the MVP for tight ends and receivers earlier at the Columbus Nike Training Camp. Conrad had 16 other offers when he picked UK and could up his rating to a five-star with a strong performance at this event.
Kentucky has a need for a big-time playmaker at tight end. UK hopes incoming freshman Darryl Long can be one. But they also believe that Conrad is going to be one that can stretch the field and make plays similar to what Jacob Tamme did.