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Jordan Wright sticks with Kentucky

Despite some unexpected suspense, UK keeps hold of the big-time pass-rusher.

The Kentucky Wildcats have managed to keep Jordan Wright.

Despite a late push from Miami, not to mention Wright teasing a possible flip, UK was able to keep the big-time defensive end. In addition to the Hurricanes, Wright held offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and USC among many others.

Wright is ranked 334th overall by 247 in addition to being the 26th-best defensive end. ranks him 25th among 2017 defensive ends. The two-sport standout could also join the basketball team as a walk-on at some point in his college career.

Here is his official UK bio:

Jordan Wright, Outside Linebacker, 6-5, 250, Fr-HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard) – Dual-sport standout in football and basketball …. A three-star football recruit … Rivals ranks him as the 25th-best defensive end and the 80th-best prospect in Florida, while 247Sports has him as the No. 28 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 67 player in the state of Florida … Is the 46th-best defensive end in the class of 2017 by ESPN who says, “Wright is a tall, lean defender with some good tools and upside, especially as pass rusher” … Coached by Lorenzo Davis … Compiled 25 sacks as a senior … Doubled as a tight end in the red zone, catching six touchdowns, including a critical score against Boynton Beach in the District 15-6A three-team tiebreaker to lead Dillard to the district title … Earned Sun Sentinel's All-Broward first-team defensive honors in helping the Panthers finish 6-4 overall … As a shooting guard, was a back-to-back preseason Fab Five selection and was an All-County pick … Led the Panthers’ hoops team to a Class 6A state title as a junior … Chose Kentucky over offers from Central Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Notre Dame, and Georgia.

Coach Stoops says: “Jordan’s success in multiple sports shows his athleticism. He has great length and speed off the edge. He could be another player who could contribute at a young age.”