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E.J. Price picks Kentucky Wildcats Football: Highlights and scouting report

Huge transfer Yahtzee!

E.J. Price

The Kentucky Wildcats have picked up a massive football commitment, though this one comes via transfer.

According to Rivals and Cats Pause, offensive tackle E.J. Price has committed to UK. It was actually UK commit Jarren Williams who broke the news first:

It was reported earlier in the day that Price was visiting UK. It looks like that’s all it took to sell the USC Trojans transfer. Price was a member of the 2016 recruiting cycle, and he signed with USC while holding offers from the LSU Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, and Michigan Wolverines among many other schools.

The 6-6, 311-pound offensive tackle transferred from USC last September, so he may have to sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Even so, this is a big addition for the future of UK’s offensive line, which looks very bright with Drake Jackson, Landon Young and now Price being part of it for several years.

Here is the ESPN scouting report of Price:

STRENGTHS: Price is an athletic lineman who has a long, leaner frame. Has good speed, which allows him to work to the second level quickly. Strong hand use that helps him move defenders in the direction he wants to take them. Good quickness allows him to protect the edge and move well with edge rushers.

AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: Price will need to continue to develop his frame while keeping his quickness and agility. Has to work on his pad level and staying low. ...

BOTTOM LINE: Price has all the tools to be a very productive college player. Still a bit raw in areas, but if keeps developing as player and physically and can keep up his quickness, he could become an early contributor.

Here are some high school highlights of the newest Cat in action:

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