Junior college linebacker Ryan Flannigan committed to play for Kentucky on Wednesday.
Flannigan, who will be a sophomore at Blinn Junior College in Texas next season, was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and ESPN when he was a member of the class of 2012.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder is a native of Missouri City, Texas. He becomes UK’s 11th commitment from the class of 2014.
Shortly after the commitment, Flannigan sent out tweets that included the messages “#WeAreUK,” “#BBN,” and “#Stoopstroops.”
Flannigan’s teammate at Blinn College — defensive back Shyquawn Pullium — committed to Kentucky on Sunday.
Rivals.com ranked Flannigan as the No. 60 outside linebacker and No. 98 player in the state of Texas in the class of 2012. ESPN rated him as the No. 40 outside linebacker and 68th-best prospect in Texas. 24/7 Sports considers Flannigan the No. 30 overall junior college player in the country and the No. 2 overall juco OLB.
Flannigan originally committed to Texas Tech, where new UK coaches Neal Brown, Tommy Mainord and Chad Scott were all on staff. He also had offers from West Virginia, Arizona, Boise State, Baylor, Arkansas and several other schools coming out of high school.
|Drew Barker||QB||6-3||214||Burlington, Ky.||****||****||****||****|
|Tymere Dubose||DE||6-6||265||Youngstown, Ohio||***||***||—||**|
|Ryan Flannigan||OLB||6-3||230||Missouri City, Texas||***||***||***||***|
|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||***||***||—||***|
|Shyquawn Pullium||DB||6-1||190||Erie, Pa.||***||***||**||—|
|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.
*-Rankings for Flannigan date back to class of 2012.
*-Rankings for Pullium date back to class of 2010.
Note: ESPN has not yet assigned star rankings to most players outside the Top 150.