UK football coach Mark Stoops picked up another commitment for the class of 2014 on Wednesday.
Jared Tucker, a three-star defensive back from Stone Mountain, Ga., became the ninth player from 2014 to give his pledge to Stoops and the Wildcats. Rivals.com ranks Tucker as the No. 44 safety in the class and the No. 41 prospect in the state of Georgia.
Scout.com and 24/7 Sports also have Tucker ranked as a three-star prospect.
Tucker, a 5-foot-11, 160-pounder also had offers from Miami, Ohio State, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisville and several other major programs.
With the addition of Tucker, Rivals.com moved Kentucky to No. 10 in the team rankings for 2014. The Cats are rated higher than such blue-blood football programs as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech.
Tucker is only the third commitment in UK’s class from a state other than Ohio. He’s the first defensive back to commit to the Cats for 2014.
|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||****||****||****||***|
|Jared Tucker||DB||5-11||160||Stone Mountain, Ga.||***||***||—||***|
|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.