Jun 102013
 
UK football commitment Mike Edwards tweeted this photo of him in the Wildcats locker room Monday.

UK football commitment Mike Edwards tweeted this photo of him in the Wildcats locker room Monday.

The UK football team added another member to its 2014 recruiting class Monday, and the latest commitment has the Wildcats in an unfamiliar place near the top of the national rankings.

Ohio safety Mike Edwards became UK’s 13th commitment for next year’s class during a visit to the Lexington campus Monday. The addition of the highly touted defensive back vaulted Kentucky to No. 7 in the Rivals.com team rankings. The Cats are now rated ahead of Alabama, LSU, Florida, Auburn, Ohio State and Florida State, just to name a few.

Rivals considers Edwards a three-star prospect, the No. 33 safety in the country and the No. 16 overall recruit in the state of Ohio for 2014. The 5-foot-11, 182 pounder also had offers from Louisville, Nebraska, West Virginia and Wisconsin, among others.

Scout.com ranks Edwards as a four-star prospect and the No. 233 overall player in the class.

Edwards’ fellow UK commitments were quick to react on Twitter.

“#BBN WE GOT MIKE EDWARDS TO THE NATION LETS GO !!!!!!! WE GONE SHOCK THE WORLD,” tweeted defensive lineman Denzel Ware, who committed to UK on Sunday.

“Louisville thought they had him hahhha…….. Sike #BBN,” added linebacker Dorian Hendrix.

Edwards attends Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati. He is the seventh player from Ohio to commit to Kentucky for the 2014 class.

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 *** *** **
Mike Edwards S 5-11 182 Cincinnati, Ohio *** **** ***
Ryan Flannigan OLB 6-3 230 Missouri City, Texas *** *** *** ***
Dorian Hendrix LB 5-11 225 Huber Heights, Ohio *** *** ***
Mikel Horton RB 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. *** *** ***
Denzel Ware DE 6-1 241 Crestview, Fla. *** **** **** ****


*-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.
*-Ware is considered the No. 198 overall player in the class according to Scout, No. 80 according to ESPN and No. 45 according to 24/7 Sports.
*-Edwards is considered the No. 233 overall player in the class 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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