Ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, it's Yahtzee! time again in the Bluegrass. The nation's #2 center (4-star) for 2015 according to Rivals.com and top 300 recruit, Luke Hiers, just committed to the Kentucky Wildcats over the likes of Nebraska, Wisconsin, Mississippi St., Louisville, and Miami (FL) among several other suitors.
There isn't much out about this right now because it just happened a few minutes ago, but the news was broken by Patrick Loney of Scout.com. He has an article up on Scout's site, and understandably, it's premium only at this point. I'm sure there will be more reporting done soon, and I'll update it here when it happens, down below the tweets.
Obviously, this is great news for Kentucky. Chad Scott is listed as the primary recruiter on this, and I think that's a fantastic "get" for the Kentucky offense. Improving the lines is obviously a huge priority for Mark Stoops and the staff, and with this kind of player coming in, they are getting it done in a big way.
Here are a few tweets of interest.
Breaking: 2015 Lake Wales offensive center Luke Hiers @lukehiers54 verbally commits to #Kentucky. #BBN #Wildcats #Scout— Patrick Loney (@PatrickLoney) May 1, 2014
Top center commits to #Kentucky. (Paid) http://t.co/LUAf5wWs4Y #BBN— Patrick Loney (@PatrickLoney) May 1, 2014
Committed to the University of Kentucky!!!#BBN— Luke Hiers (@lukehiers54) May 1, 2014
Country's No. 2 center: http://t.co/IP75Gsmpiz RT @lukehiers54 Committed to the University of Kentucky!!!#BBN— Aaron Smith (@ASmithRivals) May 1, 2014