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Jul 302013
 
Ohio native Nick Richardson is considered the No. 19 offensive tackle in the class of 2014 by Rivals.com. Photo: Rivals.com

Ohio native Nick Richardson is considered the No. 19 offensive tackle in the class of 2014.
Photo: Rivals.com

Kentucky bounced back in a big way Tuesday with a commitment from four-star offensive lineman Nick Richardson.

A day after losing out on another offensive lineman — three-star Ohio native Brady Taylor — lead recruiter Vince Marrow added an even more highly touted prospect.

Rivals.com considers Richardson the No. 19 offensive tackle and No. 202 overall player in the class of 2014. He’s also considered the No. 7 prospect from the state of Ohio. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound recruit plays for Westerville Central High School in Westerville, Ohio.

Richardson confirmed the news with a tweet on Tuesday afternoon.

“Well I was planning on committing tomorrow but looks like its already out. I will be committing to The University of Kentucky! #BBN,” he said.

Richardson is UK’s 22nd commitment from the class of 2014, and the eighth from the Buckeye State. Marrow, a Youngstown native, has been the primary recruiter for all eight players.

The Cats now have the No. 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 29, 32 and 34 players from the state, according to Rivals.

Scout.com, ESPN and 24/7 Sports all consider Richardson a three-star prospect. He recently mentioned Indiana, Michigan State, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt as the four other schools that were high on his list. All of those programs extended scholarship offers, as did several other BCS schools.

Richardson joins Jarrett LaRubbio and Derrick Kelly as the third offensive lineman in UK’s recruiting 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 *** **** *** ***
Nico Firios LB 6-1 220 Longwood, Fla. *** *** **** ***
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 **** *** *** ***
Cory Johnson DT 6-3 295 Chambersburg, Pa. **** ****
Garrett Johnson WR 5-9 160 Winter Garden, Fla. *** *** ***
Derrick Kelly OT 6-5 285 Havana, Fla. ** ** ***
Jarrett LaRubbio OG 6-5 260 Liberty Township, Ohio *** *** *** ***
Darryl Long TE 6-5 234 Westerville, Ohio *** *** *** ***
Adrian Middleton DT 6-4 275 Bowling Green, Ky. *** *** *** ***
Shyquawn Pullium DB 6-1 190 Erie, Pa. *** *** ** ***
Nick Richardson OT 6-4 285 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. *** *** *** ***
Denzel Ware DE 6-1 241 Crestview, Fla. *** **** **** ****
Darius West S 5-11 196 Lima, Ohio **** **** **** ****
Boom Williams RB 5-8 186 Bethlehem, Ga. **** *** **** ***
T.V. Williams WR 5-8 148 McKinney, Texas *** *** *** ***

 

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