The Kentucky Wildcats have scored another football commitment.
This time, it's three-star wide receiver Joshua Ali, who committed to UK on Monday, according to 247 Sports' Ryan Bartow. Ali has since confirmed the news via his Twitter page:
Ali, who hails from Hollywood (FL) by way of Chaminade-Madonna high School, Ali commits to Kentucky while holding offers from the likes of Louisville, NC State, Illinois, Iowa, Pitt, USF, Utah, Utah State, Wake Forrest and West Virginia among many others.
Anytime a recruit has that many offers, especially from Power 5 programs, it's a big pickup for whoever gets him. In this case, it was Mark Stoops and his staff getting yet another pledge following a string of decommitments had UK's 2017 class on a downswing.
As a junior in 2015, Ali hauled in 56 passes for 865 yards and 13 scores. 247 lists UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran as the primary recruiter for Ali, which is no surprise given Gran's ties to the Sunshine State.
Per Scout.com's Jeff Drummond, Ali had a great showing at The Opening Miami regional event, which helped lead to his offer. Here is Scout's evaluation of Ali:
This is one wide receiver that glides and moves effortlessly when navigating in the open field. Ali does a good job of sticking his foot in the dirt when getting into his breaks and making cuts, and really keeps defenders on their toes by not giving away his route. Ali, who's more of a possession receiver with his ability to work underneath and make defenders miss, also does a nice job of adjusting and tracking the football over his shoulder. This is a sure-handed and patient young man that runs some of the better routes in Broward County.
We'll have more on this commitment shortly. In the meantime, check out some of his Hudl highlights:
Ali becomes the 10th commitment for UK in 2017, which figures to only see 17-20 players signed.