The University of Kentucky football coaches were productive on their weekend off, landing a commitment Saturday from a highly touted defensive end from Florida.
Jason Strowbridge — a 6-foot-4, 245-pound prospect — picked the Wildcats after naming a top six earlier in the day that also included Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee.
Strowbridge had previously named UK, Miami and North Carolina his three favorites, although he was widely expected to announce his commitment to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
The class of 2015 prospect did say that he plans to take all five of his official visits before signing day. That means his recruitment might not be over quite yet.
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Still, he's committed to the Cats for now, and they got a good one.
Scout.com and ESPN both rank Strowbridge as a four-star prospect, and ESPN has him as the nation's No. 25 defensive end in the class of 2015.
He joins Bowling Green linebacker Eli Brown, Ohio tight end C.J. Conrad and Ohio wide receiver Alex Stump as the fourth player in UK's class with a four-star rating from more than one of the major recruiting services. Three other UK commitments are considered four-star prospects by one major service.
UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot was the primary recruiter for Strowbridge, who is from Deerfield Beach, Fla., and last visited Lexington in June. Strowbridge is the third player from Florida to commit to the Cats for next year.
He is also the second defensive lineman in Kentucky's class, joining Maryland standout Darius Fullwood, who is considered a four-star player by Rivals.com.
Kentucky moved up seven spots in the Rivals.com class rankings and is now ranked No. 24 for the class of 2015. Strowbridge is UK's 15th commitment.