Kentucky picked up a new 2017 commitment from Florida cornerback Michael Nesbitt out of Fort Lauderdale.
Nesbitt announced the news via Twitter on Thursday night, saying: “As everyone know, it’s not an easy decision, but with that being said, I’ll be committing to Kentucky.”
The 6-foot, 185-pound speedy corner from Boyd Anderson High School was recruited by UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and secondary coach Steve Clinkscale.
When Stoops hired Gran in January, the head coach noted that the offensive coordinator had been a fixture in Florida recruiting for decades. assistant head coach for offense has been a fixture in Florida for decades. Gran said he’d never had another recruiting territory in his nearly 30 years in the business.
“I remember very vividly being at Florida State and going in our first recruiting trips and going down to Florida and I know Florida very well and been through there a whole bunch,” Stoops said. “There’s not a place that I walked into that wasn’t open arms to see him.”
Rated a three-star by all three major recruiting services, Nesbitt announced a top 10 list about a month ago that included Louisville, Louisiana State, South Carolina, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Auburn, Arkansas, Central Florida and Maryland.
After not having any recruits from the state of Florida in 2016, Kentucky now has four in this upcoming class, including defensive back Cedrick Dort and wide outs Clevan Thomas and Joshua Ali.
The class of 2017 now stands at 13 known commitments.