Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops added another talented piece to his 2014 recruiting class Saturday with the commitment of offensive lineman Jarrett LaRubbio.
LaRubbio tweeted his commitment, which was accompanied by a picture of him, Stoops, UK offensive line coach John Schlarman and UK tight ends coach Vince Marrow.
A native of Liberty Township, Ohio, LaRubbio is the sixth prospect from the Buckeye State and eighth recruit overall to commit to the Cats for 2014. He is the first offensive lineman in the class.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder is considered the 16th-best offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 29 overall player in the state of Ohio. Rivals ranks him as a high three-star prospect. The addition of LaRubbio gives Kentucky five of the top 35 recruits in the Ohio, according to Rivals.
LaRubbio chose UK over N.C. State, but also had offers from Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Louisville and Vanderbilt, among others.
|Drew Barker||QB||6-3||214||Burlington, Ky.||****||****||****||****|
|Tymere Dubose||DE||6-6||265||Youngstown, Ohio||***||***||—||**|
|Dorian Hendrix||LB||5-11||225||Huber Heights, Ohio||***||***||—||***|
|Mikel Horton||F||6-1||230||West Chester, Ohio||****||***||—||***|
|Jarrett LaRubbio||OG||6-5||260||Liberty Township, Ohio||***||***||***||***|
|Darryl Long||TE||6-5||234||Westerville, Ohio||***||***||—||***|
|Thaddeus Snodgrass||WR||6-1||184||Springfield, Ohio||****||****||****||***|
|Kobie Walker||LB||6-4||198||Olney, Md.||***||***||—||***|
*-Barker is considered the No. 117 overall player in the class according to Rivals, No. 109 according to Scout, No. 141 according to ESPN and No. 111 according to 24/7 Sports.
*-Horton is considered the No. 131 overall player in the class according to Rivals.
*-Snodgrass is considered the No. 205 overall player in the class according to Rivals and No. 204 according to Scout.
Note: ESPN has not yet assigned star rankings to most players outside the Top 150.