Recruiting recap: Jan. 18 visitors

Recruiting recap: Jan. 18 visitors

Several Western Kentucky targets visited campus over the Jan. 18 weekend. WKUInsider caught up with some Sunday afternoon for reactions to their visit.

Several Western Kentucky targets visited campus over the Jan. 18 weekend.

WKUInsider caught up with some Sunday afternoon for reactions to their visit.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.


Two-star offensive lineman Donald Rocker: "The players were so welcoming, you could tell they are all really close."

"It was fun hanging out with my older cousin (WKU defensive end Gavin Rocker). He (Gavin) showed me around, I felt like I was at home."

Rocker recently named WKU as his current leader in his recruitment. He confirmed he still has a visit scheduled to Florida International next weekend, and could wait until Signing Day to make an announcement about a decision.


Two-star safety Jamari Staples: "It was a good trip. Friday night we didn't do too much, we went out to eat at Montana Grille, then we went out for the night."

"Saturday morning we woke up and ate breakfast, toured the campus and went through the facilities, then went to the basketball game."

Staples said on a scale from 1-10, he'd rate his visit a "9 or 9.5". He confirmed he has a visit planned for Middle Tennessee over the Jan. 25 weekend, and a visit to Southern Miss planned over the Feb. 1 weekend. He said he doesn't plan on waiting until Signing Day to make a commitment, saying "it could come within a week or two."


Two-star wide receiver Aaron Jackson: Committed to WKU on Jan. 15 (story here).

"Finally got to meet my receivers coach, Coach (Lance) Thomas, which was nice. He said they want to use me as an 'X' or 'Z' receiver. We also talked about working with whoever will be starting at quarterback, he said they have three quarterbacks that could end up as the starter, it's wide open right now."

"(WKU runningback) Antonio Andrews was my player host, he was really funny and cool, I got to meet all his roommates and they were cool too, we had a good time."

"My visit was definitely a 9 or a 10 (out of 10), the players, coaches were all really cool, they were so excited about my commitment too. It was real fun."

Jackson enjoyed his visit so much, he went ahead and cancelled his scheduled visit to Bowling Green (the MAC program).


Two-star defensive lineman Demarcus Glover: Flipped his commitment from Florida Atlantic to WKU after his weekend visit. Read his full story here.


Two-star quarterback Todd Porter: Committed en-route to his weekend visit. Story here.


Three-star lineman Lovell Peterson: Was boarding his plane when we spoke to him, said he will call back after he arrives home.

Quarterback Grant Ashcraft: Off the Hilltoppers radar after they accepted a commitment from quarterback Todd Porter.

Defensive back Leverick Johnson: Reportedly committed to WKU on Jan. 20, but has not been confirmed yet. Check back for details.

Defensive end Devante Lee: On his way home when we called, Lee said he will call us back tonight or tomorrow.

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