Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats are keeping it rolling in recruiting.
Today, Class of 2023 athlete Ty Bryant announced his commitment to Kentucky. He plays at nearby Frederick Douglass High School, where he announced his commitment today.
Bryant, currently rated as a 3-star recruit, and picked the Cats over West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland and Kansas among others. 247 Sports ranks him seventh in the state in 2023, and he primarily plays at defensive back.
The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete was originally part of the 2022 class, but he took advantage of the COVID-19 year that was granted by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and returned to school for another season.
Ty is the son of former Kentucky wide receiver Cisco Bryant, Cisco Bryant, who played at Kentucky under then-head coach Jerry Claiborne from 1983-85. He finished his career with 29 grabs for 482 yards and six scores.
Frederick Douglass has been on a roll at producing top talent in recent years, as Kentucky has landed offensive guard Jager Burton and wide receiver Dekel Crowdus in the 2021 class. The high school also sent offensive tackle Walker Parks (2020) to Clemson.
With Burton, Crowdus, and now Bryant staying home to play for Kentucky, one would think that they will play a role in helping recruit star wide receiver Dane Key as well. Key is currently the second-ranked recruit from the Bluegrass state in 2022.
The addition of Bryant is another recruiting victory for tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow as he led the charge in this recruitment.
In an interview with CatsPause, Bryant had nothing but good things to say about Marrow and Kentucky.
“He is a cool guy. I love him. He is funny,” Bryant said. “He tells us a lot about what they are looking at past college like the pro level. He tells us what they are going to ask you if you ever go to a meeting with them or if you are ever in a conversation with them. We talk about everything, just life. If we meet for an hour, he will probably only spend 15 minutes talking about football.”
Bryant is Kentucky’s first commitment for the 2023 class as Stoops and his staff look to put together another talented recruiting class.