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Ohio State trending for Kentucky commit Cavon Butler; says he’s still solid with Wildcats

Are the Buckeyes about to poach one of Kentucky’s top commitments?

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Back in early August, defensive tackle and 2019 football recruit Cavon Butler announced his commitment to the Kentucky Wildcats.

Butler, who isn’t ranked by ESPN, is a three-star recruit out of Ohio. 247 Sports has Butler as the 40th-ranked player in Ohio and the 57th-ranked defensive tackle in the country while being ranked the 859th-ranked player in the nation.

While Butler is currently committed to the Wildcats for next fall, don’t hold your breath on him wearing UK blue next season just yet. With the latest offer for Butler coming from the top school in his state (and one of the top schools in the country), Ohio State University, recruiting experts on 247 Sports have him flipping to the Buckeyes.

Kentucky should certainly be concerned about Ohio State, though he did tell Eleven Warriors that he’s still solid in his commitment, for what it’s worth.

“I love the campus and the people there,” Butler said of Columbus. “My first impression is when I saw all the coaches and they were happy to see me. Right now, I’m still solid with Kentucky. I’m just worried about finishing the semester strong and finishing my senior season.”

While sophomore nose guard Quinton Bohanna has had a standout season, the Wildcats only have two defensive tackles rostered. Adrian Middleton is a senior and Phil Hoskins is a junior, therefore landing Butler would solidify needed depth at the position for the foreseeable future.

It’s clear this is going to be a major battle for Kentucky to keep one of its top commitments, but that’s the case every year.