On the Saturday following his second-consecutive bowl game win, Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops continued to dominate for the Wildcats off and on the field.
Over the last two seasons, Kentucky’s defense has been elite on a national level. After Saturday’s news from Bowling Green, it looks like that trend will continue for several more seasons.
Vito Tisdale, a safety at Bowling Green high school, announced his commitment to the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday during the Army All-American Game.
It has since been revealed that Tisdale signed with Kentucky during the early signing period.
Welcome to the family, @vitotisdale7! #Vision2020 #NSD20 #BBN #BringIt pic.twitter.com/WIIzlzPRWl— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) January 4, 2020
Standing 6-1, 201 pounds, Tisdale held offers from SEC foes such as Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Texas A&M. However, Stoops and Vince Marrow managed to swoop in and land the All-State talent.
According to 247 Sports, Tisdale ranks 3rd overall in the state of Kentucky and ranks as the 33rd-best safety in the country. He’ll join John Young and Beau Allen as other top-five recruits of the 2020 class who have committed to Kentucky.
The addition of Tisdale to a young, talented and promising group of defensive backs is news all members of the Big Blue Nation will gladly welcome. The thought of pairing a secondary that continues to improve with the ferocious defensive line Kentucky has on deck is even scarier.
While Kentucky winning football games is the main agenda, one can’t help but admire the passion Stoops, Marrow and the rest of the Kentucky Football program has for their development of young players and sending them to the NFL as grown men.
With Tisdale, the future most certainly looks bright.