The Kentucky Wildcats continue to kill it in recruiting for their class of 2022 after adding 3-star tight end Josh Kattus to go along with the trio of 4-star prospects they rece3ived commitments from last weekend.
By Steve Wright
Kattus – a 6-foot-4, 245-pounder out of Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) – is yet another out-of-state recruit that Mark Stoops has been able to sell on the direction of the ‘Cats program. Kattus is rated as the No. 879 player in the class, the No. 51 tight end, and the No. 29 player coming out of Ohio per the 247Sports Composite. He chose the Wildcats over offers from the likes of Cincinnati. Louisville, and Michigan (where his father was an All-Big Ten tight end).
In the video below you can see Kattus during his junior season where he caught 23 passes for 238 yards and eight touchdowns. Tight end is a position that is prioritized by new Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen, so expect Kattus to see plenty of targets for the Wildcats when he sees the field.
The very first play of the video shows that Kattus has outstanding ball skills and feel for a catch for someone of his size. He has a huge catch radius – one his quarterback almost misses – but he is still able to pull down the ball and make a grab even off of a bad throw with a highlight reel one-hander. Later plays showcase his aggression as a blocker, high ability to take contact – and bounce off of it – for additional yards after a catch, and his innate ability to find space in a zone to make a play when it looks like all the passing lanes should be shut down.
Kattus is an exciting prospect and he should be able to transfer his high school skills to the college gridiron in Lexington.