SPRING HILL – It’s official.
Summit quarterback Destin Wade and linebacker Keaten Wade – two of the top 2022 football recruits in the state of Tennessee — announced during a Friday commitment ceremony that they will sign with Kentucky during the December signing period.
The two, both members of ESPN’s top 300 recruits nationally in their class, chose the Wildcats from four finalists that also included Louisville, Tennessee and Virginia.
The twin brothers helped Summit to a Class 5A state championship game appearance as sophomores and to the 2020 5A state title in December, as the Spartans defeated Oak Ridge 28-7 in the finals to cap a 14-1 campaign.
Destin, a Class 5A Mr. Football finalist, rushed for 1,507 yards and 18 touchdowns while throwing for 1,405 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior.
Keaten was limited by a foot injury sustained at the onset of the 2020 season but returned in the postseason and was a key defensive performer for the Spartans in their semifinal win at Henry County as well as in the championship contest.
Keaten is listed at No. 189 on the ESPN list, with Destin, as an athlete, at No. 280.
Other Tennessee recruits listed on the ESPN 300 include St. Benedict defensive tackle Walter Nolen at No. 2; Martin Westview quarterback Ty Simpson (committed to Alabama) at No. 22; Oakland running back Jordan James (committed to Georgia) at No. 191; Franklin offensive tackle Fisher Anderson at No. 263; Ensworth receiver Isaiah Horton at No. 271; and Memphis Academy of Health Sciences receiver Cameron Miller at No. 285.
This is a developing story and will be updated.