The Kentucky Wildcats continue to land some of the best recruits from Ohio.
The latest Buckeye state star coming to the Bluegrass is Tyrell Ajian, who has officially signed with UK. The four-star athlete is ranked 168th overall, the fifth-best athlete and the seventh-best Ohio recruit by 247. ESPN ranks him 244th overall and the ninth-best prospect from Ohio.
Among the long list of schools who’ve offered Ajian include Michigan, Iowa, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Pitt and Nebraska among others.
Here is Ajian’s official bio:
Tyrell Ajian, Defensive Back, 6-0, 190, Fr-HS, Mansfield, Ohio (Madison Comprehensive) – Combination athlete in high school, playing defensive back and wide receiver … Four-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rivals ranks him the No. 10 overall prospect in the state of Ohio and the No. 23 athlete in the class of 2017 … ESPN has him as the No. 8 safety in the country … Scout says, “He has the size college coaches desire in their defensive backs and is very athletic and has a nose for the football” … First-team OCC All-Conference and honorable mention second-team All-Northwest Ohio in 2016 … Nominated for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Had three interceptions and 54 tackles as a junior, along with 783 receiving yards, 551 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns … OCC Offensive Player of the Year and first-team Offense All-Northwest Ohio in 2015 … Also excelled on the basketball court, becoming a member of Madison’s 1,000-point club during his senior season … Coached by Jamie Masi … Chose Kentucky over Michigan State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Notre Dame … Name is pronounced "Ajian (a-jun)"
Coach Stoops says: “Tyrell is a versatile athlete who can play every position in the secondary and has shown great leadership. His awareness and instincts have been evident on the football field and basketball court.”