Football: Juco linebacker Flannigan commits to UK

 Posted by at 6:54 PM on June 5, 2013
Jun 052013

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. 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.

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 *** *** **
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.


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