Football

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
• Had seven carries for 17 yards and a score
• Also had 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
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

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 playoff s 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

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

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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