MikeDrennen II

  • position Running Back
  • height 5-11
  • Weight 204
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Hilltop, Ohio
  • High school Coffman

2021 – Sophomore

  • Switched from wide receiver to running back during fall camp
  • Played in six games (ULM, Missouri, UTC, South Carolina, Florida and LSU)
  • Had seven carries for 17 yards and two catches for three yards
  • Rushed three times for 16 yards, including a four-yard touchdown that is his first collegiate TD in the season opener vs. ULM

2020 – Freshman

  • Saw playing time in eight games (Mississippi State, Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina)
  • Had three catches for 26 yards
  • Got his first career catch for six yards in the win over Tennessee
  • Also had a catch for 14 yards vs. Vanderbilt and a six-yard reception vs. South Carolina
  • 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

High School

  • Consensus four-star prospect
  • Considered the No. 6 all-purpose back in the nation by 247Sports
  • No. 3 overall recruit in Ohio by Rivals and 247Sports
  • Four-year starter for head coach Mark Crabtree
  • Helped lead the Rocks to the state playoffs all four years of his prep career and two straight regional title games
  • Won the 2018 Class 6A State championship
  • Was limited as a senior due to injury
  • Earned a spot on the All-America Future 50 game roster
  • Earned second-team All-Ohio honors as a junior in 2018 after rushing for 801 yards on 162 carries, making 30 receptions for 464 yards, and scoring 16 touchdowns in helping the Shamrocks (11-2) to a regional final
  • Earned the 2019 Buckeye Blue Chip Award, given by the Touchdown Club of Columbus … Excelled in the classroom with a 3.7 grade point average
  • Had 43 scholarship offers but ultimately chose Kentucky over Southern California


  • Born in Hilltop, Ohio
  • Son of Mike Drennen and Carmaleah Pritchett
  • Siblings are Michea Drennen, Myka Drennen, and Armané Cotton
  • Major is pre-computer science

Mike Says

  • His nickname is “Donut”
  • He chose Kentucky because he loved it from the beginning and UK had the best plan for him to accomplish his goals
  • After football, his dream job is to become a pro skateboarder
  • Three words to describe him are goofy, intelligent, and abnormal
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “be comfortable being uncomfortable”
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