The Kentucky Wildcats have ended their in-state recruiting drought.
After not landing a scholarship players from the state of Kentucky in 2018, UK has its first in-state pledge for 2019.
It comes in the form of West Jessamine offensive lineman Eli Cox, who committed to Mark Stoops’ program on Monday.
100% COMMITTED #BBN @EvanMckissack @UKFootball @UKCoachStoops pic.twitter.com/w6ud6xY36P— Eli Cox (@elicox59) May 7, 2018
Cox just received an offer from UK last week, and he spoke with Larry Vaught about how special that was.
“It is definitely a big factor for me to think about one day having a chance to play with the state’s name across my chest,” said Cox. “It would be a big deal to represent my state. It carries a special sense of pride to play for the home state team.”
Cox, who measures in at 6-4 and 295 pounds, has an 83 rating by 247 Sports and is considered the nation’s 45th-best offensive guard. Special teams and linebackers coach Dean Hood is listed as the primary recruiter for Cox, who also holds offers from Cincinnati, Ball State, Toledo, Ohio, Western Michigan, Marshall and Army among others.
Here are some highlights of the newest Cat in action:
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