Three-star tight end Khamari Anderson commits to Kentucky


Jack Weaver

Kentucky Wildcats associate head coach Vince Marrow walks through the Cat Walk before the Kentucky vs. Miami Ohio football game on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 37-13. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Parker Scott, Reporter

Kentucky football officially landed its second tight end and fifteenth overall commitment for the class of 2023.

Khamari Anderson, from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan, announced his commitment via Twitter on Monday.

Anderson officially marked the third Cass Technical football player to commit to Kentucky, following linebacker Deandre Square and defensive lineman Deone Walker.

The six-foot-four 225-pound tight end was given a three-star rating by 24/7 Sports, who also projected him to be a power-five starter. 

Anderson was previously committed to Cincinnati, but decommitted on Nov. 28 after UC head coach Luke Fickell accepted a position at Wisconsin, with the Bearcats bringing in former Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield instead. 

His commitment to Kentucky came just two days after his official visit in Lexington.

Recruited by Vince Marrow, Anderson racked up several power-five offers throughout his senior year including Alabama and Auburn.

Interestingly, Marrow secured Anderson’s commitment by beating out former Kentucky recruiter Eric Wolford, who left the Wildcats in favor of Alabama.

With Kentucky’s Keaton Upshaw entering the transfer portal and Brenden Bates likely graduating, Anderson’s commitment could be pivotal in giving the Wildcats an option at tight end during the 2023 season, likely with Liam Coen calling the plays.