Kentucky landed a commitment from three-star athlete Ashtan Pierre on Tuesday night, giving the Wildcats their 19th pledge for the class of 2018.
Pierre — a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect from Deerfield Beach, Fla. — is the No. 109 athlete in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. South Carolina was also among the schools thought to be at the top of his list before Tuesday’s announcement.
The new UK commitment’s official 247Sports evaluation says outside linebacker might be his best position at the college level, though defensive back has also been mentioned as a possible fit for Pierre.
“He projects best at outside linebacker with his ability to roam in space and lay a beat down on the ball carrier, but this is an instinctive, aggressive defender that’s always swarming around the pigskin,” the 247Sports eval reads.
Kentucky now has six commitments from the state of Florida for next year’s class.
— ASHTAN PIERRE (@PierreAshtan) November 8, 2017