UK Recruiting

4-star lineman Luke Hiers no longer committed to play for Cats

Four-star offensive lineman Luke Hiers announced Monday morning that he is no longer committed to Kentucky.

Hiers — a 6-foot-3, 290-pound prospect from Lake Wales, Fla. — is considered the No. 3 center and No. 247 overall prospect in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com. He originally committed to the Wildcats on May 1.

Recruits in the class of 2015 started receiving written scholarship offers from colleges earlier this month, but Hiers has not yet received one from Kentucky. The written offers can be sent out Aug. 1 and are considered "official" offers.

Hiers told the Herald-Leader that he has received written scholarship offers from Louisville and South Florida. He said he has no favorites right now and didn't eliminate UK from consideration going forward.

The Wildcats should be in good shape at the center position. They signed Jervontius "Bunchy" Stallings in February, and he played a considerable amount of snaps in 11-on-11 drills during Monday's practice.

UK is also considered the early leader for Woodford County star Drake Jackson, who is ranked as the No. 1 center nationally in the class of 2016.

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