Junior-college defensive back A.J. Stamps announced Wednesday morning that he will play for Kentucky next season.
“Yea its official ya boy will be playing for the University of Kentucky next fall! #StoopsTroops #BBN #SEC #UKStandUp,” Stamps said in a tweet, which was accompanied by a picture of him in a UK football uniform.
Stamps has spent the past two seasons at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss. UK defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh and Wildcats defensive end Za’Darius Smith were both at the school during the 2012 season. Stamps was credited with four interceptions and 51 tackles in 12 games this past season.
The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect becomes the 25th commitment to UK’s recruiting class of 2014. Wednesday was the first day that junior-college players who plan on enrolling in January could sign with their colleges.
Stamps — a native of Vicksburg, Miss. — chose UK over reported offers from Ohio State, Mississippi State and Minnesota, among others. Stamps took an official visit to Ohio State in October and an official visit to UK last month.
He is considered the No. 195 overall junior-college player in the country by 247Sports.