The Kentucky Wildcats remain hot on the football recruiting trail after landing yet another big-time commit in the 2017 class.
The latest comes in the form of four-star athlete Tyrell Ajian, who committed to UK on Thursday, according to 247 Sports. Ajian has since confirmed the news via Twitter:
This is a huge commitment for Mark Stoops and co. as ESPN has Ajian ranked as the 82-overall prospect in the 2017 class and the third-best recruit out of Ohio.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Madison high School (OH) junior is the latest big-time prospect from the Buckeye state to commit to UK under Stoops' watch. Like most of the Cats' biggest commitments from Ohio, Vince Marrow was the primary recruiter for Ajian, not to mention the first person to learn of this Yahtzee.
Yahtzee .— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) April 21, 2016
"I just got the right vibe from Kentucky, felt like everything I was being told was true about them," Ajian told 247. "I feel comfortable there. They made a strong impression on me and my mom I felt good towards them, they're always up front with us, always had answers for everything we wanted to know."
Ajian commits to UK having held offers from Michigan State, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Pitt, Tennessee, Iowa and Wisconsin among others. Ohio State was also heavily involved in his recruitment, though the Buckeyes have yet to offer.
Here's a look at Ajian's scouting report from ESPN:
STRENGTHS: Tall with great length and very good speed. Shows outstanding key and diagnosis skills and takes good angles to the ball. Possesses excellent route awareness along with great and ball skills. Makes the high point and has the leaping ability to make interceptions and PBUs. Aggressive run defender. ...
AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: Needs to fill out his ample frame. Plays several positions and will need to refine technique as a safety in both man and zone coverage. ...
BOTTOM LINE: Ajian possesses a very impressive combination of size, speed and strength. Although he plays a variety of positions in high school, we feel his skill set is best suited for the defensive safety position at the next level.
And some highlights to boot: