UK FOOTBALL RECRUITING

Kentucky football nabs 3-star offensive guard

broberts@herald-leader.comFebruary 4, 2013 

A Sunday pledge from another Florida prospect gave Kentucky its 20th football commitment for the class of 2013.

Nick Haynes, a 6-foot-4 offensive guard from Niceville, Fla., announced his commitment to the Cats via Twitter on Sunday afternoon, shortly after completing his official visit to Lexington. Haynes is the 12th player to commit to new UK head coach Mark Stoops, and the seventh from the state of Florida.

He's also the third Floridian to choose Kentucky this weekend, following Friday night's commitments from running back JoJo Kemp and wide receiver Jeff Badet.

In all, 11 of Kentucky's 20 commitments are from the state of Florida.

Haynes is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and ESPN. He's the No. 40 overall offensive guard in the class, according to Rivals.

The Niceville High standout picked UK over Central Florida and Florida Atlantic.

National signing day is Wednesday.

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