Tight end C.J. Conrad’s commitment to Kentucky makes him the 10th player ranked in the Rivals 250 to choose the Wildcats since Mark Stoops took over as head coach following the 2012 season.
In the five recruiting classes before Stoops arrived in Lexington, safety Glenn Faulkner was the only Rivals 250 player to commit to the Cats.
Conrad is the fifth-highest-ranked recruit for Stoops — according to the Rivals rankings — and the second-highest-ranked player that the UK coaching staff has pulled out of Ohio (following running back Mikel Horton).
Five of UK’s 10 Rivals 250 commitments under Stoops have been from Ohio. Three are from Kentucky and one each have come from Florida and Georgia.
Here are all 10 Rivals 250 commitments for the current UK coaching staff, along with their overall rankings:
Eli Brown (No. 110 in 2015)
Boom Williams (No. 118 in 2014)
Drew Barker (No. 132 in 2014)
Mikel Horton (No. 150 in 2014)
C.J. Conrad (No. 174 in 2015)
Marcus McWilson (No. 196 in 2013)
Nick Richardson (No. 217 in 2014)
Darius West (No. 219 in 2014)
Jason Hatcher (No. 221 in 2013)
Luke Hiers (No. 224 in 2015)