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Jarren Williams now highest-ranked SEC QB in 2018 recruiting class

Yes, Kentucky is the SEC school with the top QB pledge.

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247Sports has just released its updated rankings for the 2018 football recruiting class, and the Kentucky Wildcats’ future quarterback, Jarren Williams, has made a huge jump in the rankings.

In this edition, Williams jumped from the #256 overall prospect to #145 overall. He is also rated as the #7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, and the #13 overall quarterback prospect. In the last edition, Williams was the #9 dual-threat and #19 overall quarterback prospect. With that leap, Jarren also gained a star, moving up from a three-star to a four-star prospect.

With those rankings, it makes Williams the highest ranked 2018 quarterback committed to an SEC school. Williams is, of course, the prospect who committed to Kentucky, then decommitted, then made the rare decision to recommit this past May. That decision was greatly influenced by Vince Marrow, who has been a huge recruiting tool for Kentucky, especially in Ohio.

Three other Kentucky commits are also featured on the newest 247Sports list.

Kentucky’s highest ranked commit is offensive lineman Darian Kinnard from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Kinnard is a 6’7”, 336 lb, four-star recruit. He jumped a massive 68 spots in the latest ranking, from #168 to #100. He is also the #19 offensive tackle in the 2018 class.

Marquan McCall is a four-star offensive guard from Oak Park in Michigan. He is now ranked #122 overall, which is actually a drop from #111 previously. However, he is the #5 offensive guard in this class.

Lakota West’s (OH) Xavier Peters is ranked at #141, down from #129. He is a four-star outside linebacker and #18 overall at that position.

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