Kentucky continued to stockpile verbal commitments for its 2012 football recruiting class when four more players, including two from Louisville, committed to the Wildcats on Monday.
Jeffersontown tight end-defensive end Daniel Ross and Seneca defensive lineman Tyrone Pearson both said they committed to Kentucky on Monday.
The 6-5, 240-pound Ross also had an offer from Central Florida, while the 285-pound Pearson had offers from Central Florida and Louisville. Pearson confirmed his commitment on his Twitter account and is considered the top defensive prospect in the state by several recruiting services. Ross, who is also a basketball player, grew up a Kentucky fan and has been a UK lean because of his relationship with coach Joker Phillips.
They join Josh Harris of Mason County, Patrick Graffree of Central Hardin, Thomas Chapman of duPont Manual, Patrick Towles of Highlands and Austin Sheehan of Highlands as in-state commitments for Kentucky.
Kentucky added its fifth offensive lineman to the recruiting class when 6-5, 275-pound T.J. Jones of Myrtle Beach, S.C., took UK’s offer over one from East Carolina. Both South Carolina and North Carolina had also been expressing interest in him. Like most of UK’s other 15 commitments, Jones attended a recent camp at Kentucky.
CatsIllustrated.com also reported that punter-kicker Landon Foster of Franklin, Tenn., also committed to Kentucky on Monday.