Legacy recruit enjoys another trip to Louisville campus

Lexington Bryan Station athlete JT Haskins has been a regular for the past year or so on the University of Louisville campus.

The son of former U of L standout JT Haskins Sr. was the first in-state prospect in the Class of 2024 offered a scholarship by the U of L staff and he’s made several visits and attended camp with the Cardinals. He was back on Friday night at the 502 BBQ hosted by the U of L staff.

The 6-foot, 154-pound Haskins said he enjoyed things again.

“The 502 Barbecue was great,” Haskins said. “I got to see some new and familiar faces. I talked to the coaches and started to build more relationships.”

Haskins said he was able to meet several of the other prospects and commitments, including Central High School star running back Cortez Stone.

Haskins, who is also a baseball and basketball player at Bryan Station, plays defensive back and wide receiver at Bryan Station but is being recruited as a safety by Louisville. He was offered by the Cardinals in the spring following his freshman season.

Not long after the offer, Haskins was on campus for the U of L camp in June of 2021 and he returned for several games and events before also attending camp this June. He was one of the standouts during the day he attended the Elite Camp.

“I still have things that I can go back and work on,” Haskins said after the camp. “I’ll take the tips that I learned today and perfect my craft to help my school win a state championship.”

The three-star prospect is continually working to improve his overall abilities.

“Most definitely my eyes and hands, like coach said,” Haskins said. “Whenever I’m in my backpedal, I start to get too fast instead of slowing it down and letting the player come to me, and then burst out whenever I open up. Other than that, that’s really the only thing that I need to work on.”

As a freshman, Haskins played in eight games and finished with 13 tackles and one interception.

Haskins helped Bryan Station to a 10-2 record last season. He totaled 42 tackles and six interceptions.

The Elder Haskins played for Louisville in the early 2000s. He has been coaching high school football in Lexington since 2008. He first coached at Lafayette and then moved over to Bryan Station as an assistant, which is where he attended high school and was named an All-State performer back in 1999.

JT Haskins Jr., is the No. 480 prospect in the ’24 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He checks in as the No. 4 player in the state of Kentucky and the No. 72 athlete among the entire class. He’s the No. 6 players in Kentucky, according to 247Sports.

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