May 292013
 

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.

UK’s recruiting class of 2014
Player Pos Ht Wt Hometown Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
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.

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  2 Responses to “Three-star DB Jared Tucker commits to Kentucky”

  1. Coach Stoops is doing a great job of bring good talent to Ky, I’m really looking forward to football season with the expectation of a well coached team even if we don’t have the talent level to win just yet.

  2. Wow no.10 in the country WOW! Its very early, but when was the last time UK has ever been this highly rated in recruiting. Here is the problem for the Kentucky fans…if Stoops continues to recruit like this and starts to win who will be the new coach?

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