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Danny Davis picks Wisconsin over Kentucky; Thayer Munford to Ohio State

UK misses out on two of their top 2017 targets on Signing Day.

The Kentucky Wildcats have missed out on their last remaining targets in 2017 that were previously uncommitted.

Four-star wide receiver Danny Davis committed to the Wisconsin Badgers on National Signing Day. This comes after UK had been viewed as the leader in Davis' recruitment for several months, but Wisconsin was able to come out on top.

Davis, who comes from Springfield High School in Ohio, is ranked by as the 98th-overall recruit in the 2017 class. He holds offers from Michigan State, West Virginia, Penn State, Iowa and Nebraska among many others.

Despite the miss, UK was able to sign three-star receiver Clevan Thomas, four-star receiver JaVonte Richardson, four-star athlete Tyrell Ajian, three-star athlete Joshua Ali, three-star receiver Isaiah Epps, and four-star athlete Lynn Bowden, so this loss doesn't hurt quite that bad.

Elsewhere, four-star tackle Thayer Munford committed to Ohio State earlier in the day. His recruitment was down to the Wildcats and Buckeyes.

Munford, who hails from Washington High School in Massillon (OH), is ranked by 247 as the 222nd-best prospect in 2017 in addition to a four-star rating. His offer sheet includes the likes of Alabama, Michigan State, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Miami (FL), and Maryland among others.

Mark Stoops and his staff came very close to pulling this one off. Munford took his official visit to UK during the weekend of the UCLA hoops game, which went very well by all accounts, enough that UK was viewed as the strong favorite.

But a late offer from dream school Ohio State was ultimately the deciding factor. It always stings to miss out on guys like Munford and Davis late in the recruiting cycle, but that's what happens when you go toe-to-toe with the big boys.