Isaiah Epps - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 81


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 181
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Jenks, Okla.
  • High school Jenks

High School

  • A big, talented wide receiver who had a breakout senior season for Coach Allan Trimble at Jenks
  • Set a Jenks receiving record with 1,209 yards in 2016 with 59 catches and 12 touchdowns, along with 10 rushes for 76 yards and a score
  • Helped lead the Trojans to an 11-1 overall record with their only loss coming in the 6AI semifinal playoff game
  • Earned District 6A-1 Offensive Player of the Year
  • Named third-team All-State by The Oklahoman
  • Rivals lists him as a three-star wide receiver and ranks him as the 21st-best wide receiver in Oklahoma
  • Justin Rowland says, “Epps is a fascinating prospect because he was a basketball guy for most of his life and is really new to football. You would expect him to be a really raw player but he has taken to the sport very quickly and has proven himself a natural athlete and pass-catcher. He comes from a real powerhouse program at Jenks out in Oklahoma and his coaches were convinced that if he had played for longer and gotten more exposure then he would have had offers from almost everybody. There’s a little Keenan Burton in his game”
  • Also lettered in basketball (2014-16) and track & field (2015) at Jenks
  • Excelled in the classroom, earning a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll
  • Chose Kentucky over offers from Tulsa, Southern Methodist, Illinois, Western Michigan


  • Born in Tulsa, Okla.
  • Son of Michael and LaQuisha Epps
  • Older brother, Carson, and cousin, Denver Johnson are currently wide receivers at Iowa State
  • Major is psychology

Isaiah  Says

  • His nickname is “Zay”
  • When he’s not on the field he enjoys playing golf and frisbee golf
  • His favorite part of game day is running out of the tunnel and seeing all the fans
  • His passions in life are playing football and volunteering
  • One word to describe him on the field is “relentless”
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