The Kentucky Wildcats recently moved their into the top 50 of 2021 recruiting classes. And today, that class got even better.
Today, three-star linebacker Martez Thrower committed to play football for Mark Stoops and his staff. Rivals broke the news first.
Thrower was also recruited by Michigan State, Arkansas, Mississippi State. Tennessee, Nebraska, Colorado, and Georgia Tech. Kentucky has had the momentum in Thrower’s recruitment for a while, drawing even prediction in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball and Rivals FutureCast heading into his decision.
Thrower, who took a virtual visit to Kentucky back in early June, is a 6-1, 210 pound linebacker who has what it takes to step in and make a difference at the middle linebacker position. Known as a run-stopper primarily, the Rochelle, GA is athletic enough to step back into pass coverage as well.
Thrower is a the No. 42 linebacker in the class of 2021, and ranked as the No. 59 player coming out of Georgia, according to the 247 Sports Composite. The Wildcats have a strong core of linebackers on the current roster, and that will allow Thrower to come in and learn the ropes before being expected to step up and lead the defense.
With Thrower now in the fold, Kentucky’s 2021 class is now 13 players strong. Only one other commit is a linebacker, and that’s JUCO recruit Joko Willis. That means Thrower is the only four-year backer currently committed to the Wildcats.
Take a look at some of Thrower’s highlights from his junior season below. The only thing that would make him more impressive is if, given his name, he could also play quarterback.