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Yusuf Corker signs with Kentucky

The Cats hold on to their top DB pledge in 2017.

Yusuf Corker is officially a Wildcat.

The four-star defensive back has faxed in his letter of intent, becoming one of the top defenders to join UK in the 2017 class. He has reported offers from the likes of Penn State, Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford, and Florida State among others.

Corker is ranked 261st overall by and the No. 1 cornerback from Georgia. ESPN ranks him 221st overall and the 21st-best cornerback in 2017.

Here is his official UK bio:

Yusuf Corker, Defensive Back, 6-0, 190, Fr-HS, McDonough, Ga. (Woodland) – Four-star defensive back and receiver at Woodland High School in Stockbridge, Ga., where he was coached by Steve Davenport ... The nation's No. 26 cornerback by ESPN and Scout … The No. 1 cornerback in the state of Georgia by ... ESPN says "Has lock down skill set, can play on an island. Makes great reads on the underneath pass with precise timing and anticipation. Transitions fluidly with limited wasted motion in and out of his pedal” ... Was timed at 4.63 in the 40 … Made 26 tackles, including 23 solo, along with three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts on defense in 2016 ... Offensively, had 20 receptions for 447 yards and four touchdowns for a 23.0 yards per reception average … Helped lead his team to a 10-3 overall record and the 4-5A playoffs as a senior ... Two-time member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s All-Metro Team … Named to the AJC’s All-State Defensive Team as senior … Chose Kentucky over South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Penn State and Michigan State … Name is pronounced "Yusuf (YOU-suf)"

Coach Stoops says: “Yusuf is a strong, physical defensive back. He is very dedicated to his craft and a strong leader.”