247Sports national analyst Steve Wiltfong logged predictions in favor of Kentucky on the Crystal Ball pages of two football recruits from the class of 2018 on Wednesday.
Wiltfong is picking the Wildcats for four-star offensive lineman Darian Kinnard and three-star safety Taj Ward, both from the state of Ohio.
Kinnard — a 6-foot-7, 335-pound prospect from Cincinnati — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 17 offensive tackle nationally in the 2018 class. He has offers from Penn State, Maryland, UCLA and several others, and coaches from Ohio State have evaluated him in recent days.